It’s time you packed for good

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Did you know you can get rid of your unwanted things when you leave iQ by donating them to the British Heart Foundation? And you don’t even need to go off-site to do it? Well, you can – with BHF’s Pack for Good.


How it works

Pack for Good is a great way to give the things you no longer need a new lease of life, and help the pioneering work of the British Heart Foundation at the same time. Best of all, it’s as easy as it could possibly be. Just grab a Pack for Good box or bag from your iQ Reception, and fill it with the things you no longer need or want – like clothes, books, music, kitchenware and home accessories. Your donation will then be collected from iQ by BHF to sell in their stores around the country.

Pack for Good is the only dedicated charity campaign targeted at universities and students. Not only does it save your unwanted things from clogging up landfill for years (decades, centuries), the sale of your goods raises funds for vital research into heart conditions. Somewhere down the line, those old Justin Bieber CDs could even save lives.


Why it works

Think your bits won’t make a difference? Think again. In one year, the Pack for Good campaign diverted more than 2 million kilograms of waste from landfill, and prevented the creation of 23 million kilograms of greenhouse carbon emissions (that’s a lot of emissions).

Our iQ residents did their bit too, filling 4,209 bags during 2018, which amounts to £58,926 for the BHF – the equivalent of 33.7 tonnes of items saved from the jaws of landfill. High-five!

So, before you go, get your bag and Pack for Good. You’ll be glad you did.


To find out more and see what you can and can’t donate, take a look at the BHF website.

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