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Moving in?

No need to buy everything before arriving at University. Why not make the journey to campus a little lighter and buy kitchen ware and other household items when you arrive!

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Visit the ECOShop

The ECOShop is located in the Green Lancaster Marquee in Alexandra Square, and will be open from 10am to 4pm, Saturday 30 September to Friday 6 October.

Visit the EcoShop during Welcome Week, for pre-loved household items on a pay as you feel basis. A portion of donations to our summer move-out Don't Ditch It project is saved for our start of the year sale. All items are good quality, hand-picked by our Don’t Ditch It team. By using the EcoShop, you're contributing to creating a sustainable circular economy at the University, where one student's items are reused by others the following year.

Upcycled kitchen and bedding ECOPacks

Buying an upcycled ECOPack helps to reduce waste and carbon emissions and contributes to creating a circular economy. All items have been donated on campus to Green Lancaster via the Don't Ditch It, Donate It project.

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Kitchen ECOPacks

  • Crockery set - £5: Dinner plate, side plate, bowl, mug, glass, knife, fork, spoon, teaspoon.
  • Utensil set - £5: Tin opener, corkscrew, slotted flat turner, solid spoon, slotted spoon, ladle, potato masher, peeler, wooden spoon, scissor.
  • Cooking set - £5: Chopping board, kitchen knife, utility knife, oven tray.

Bedding ECOPacks

  • Full bedding ECOPack deal - £22: Includes single duvet, pillow, duvet cover, pillow case and bed sheet.
  • Single duvet: £13
  • Pillow: £6
  • Duvet cover, sheet and pillow case: £6

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions Accordion

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What's available?

Buying your household items from the EcoShop will be cheaper than anywhere else, with suggested prices as low as 50p for plates, bowls and mugs. Being convenient, affordable and environmentally-friendly, the EcoShop is very popular with our students, with over 3,500 items brought in 2021.

Some student ‘must-have’ items you can find at the EcoShop include:

  • Kitchenware
  • Crockery and glasses
  • Pots and pans
  • Cutlery and utensils
  • Clothes drying racks
  • Coat hangers
  • Room décor
  • Stationary
  • Games and sports equipment
  • Umbrellas (for the many rainy days in Lancaster)
  • And much more!

As part of EcoShop, we also hold a special textbook sale, where you can find your essential readings for a fraction of the original price.

Find out more about the Don't Ditch It project

Click the link to find out more about the work that's going on to reduce waste on campus and promote a circular economy. The Don't Ditch It Project promotes the concept of Circular Economy by providing collection points across campus for students and staff to donate unwanted household items that are then donated to charities or sold at the ECOShop.