The story of the Shrub

Every September, freshers at the University of Edinburgh can collect, for free, all the stuff left behind by previous graduate students. This project, and the cooperative behind it, shows the crucial role of young people in fighting climate change.

Several years, a group of students at the University of Edinburgh noticed that when students moved out of halls of residence, they would often leave behind items which they could not carry or felt no use for anymore. All of this used to end up in the bin, headed for landfill. A few months later, new students would buy new materials which would end up in the bin at the end of the year. More