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Swansea University and Taliesin are committed to promoting Sustainability.  The University is a leader in cutting-edge research into sustainability and has introduced a number of innovations on campus.

Waste management

All public areas and offices in Taliesin are equipped with Recycling Bins for the collection of paper, cardboard, glass cans and plastics for recycling. Specialist recycling is carried out in respect of electrical or electronic equipment, including batteries, printer & toner cartridges, light bulbs and fluorescent tubes.

We have an online resource sharing system which provides for staff to claim, pass on or loan out surplus resources such as furniture and equipment.  


Staff and visitors, are encouraged to use sustainable forms of transport to travel to Taliesin. For bus, rail and coach journey planning and timetable information, you may find this link useful http://www.traveline-cymru.info.   Bicycle racks can be found next to Taliesin to secure bikes. 



We have recently installed energy efficient lighting wherever possible, reducing our carbon footprint significantly. In addition, movement sensor lighting has been installed in frequently used areas.  The taps in toilets are automatic turn off taps to minimise water waste.



Swansea University is the first in Wales to be awarded Fairtrade Status. The cafe/bar at Taliesin provide a range of fair-trade products, including tea and coffee.  Suppliers are required to provide their policy on Fairtrade.  Local produce is sourced wherever possible.  


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