By Isaac Haigh, Investigations Correspondent
Over £330,820 was raised during their latest campaign and 184,700kg of waste was prevented from going to landfill following the fifth year of the campaign to reduce waste and fundraise for charity.
The Bristol Big Give is an annual city-wide campaign organised by a partnership between the University of Bristol, University of West England, Bristol City Council and Bristol Waste Company. Targeting over 50,000 students across the city at the end of the academic year, donation points were placed across campuses, halls and residential areas. High numbers of students provided donations such as clothing and books.
Each week, 11 million items end up in landfills with one new shirt emitting more, on average, than driving a car 35 miles. Three-fifths of all clothing items end up in an incinerator or landfill within a year of being produced.
Donations will go to the British Heart Foundation amongst other charities. The money raised is enough to fund 13,232 hours of research at the British Heart Foundation.
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