Waste

How can we address the challenge of too much waste?

Your latest stories addressing waste

Zero Waste Leeds

Build a movement to help make Leeds a zero waste city by 2030.

  • Carbon emissions
  • Consumerism
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Reuse Shop by Bristol Waste

Provide low cost household items to residents by diverting good quality items from the waste stream.

  • Carbon emissions
  • Consumerism
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Highland Galvanizers

To the increase the lifespan of motorway crash barriers through re-use and refurbishment.

  • Carbon emissions
  • Depleted resources
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Transport

The Ink Bin Ink Cartridge Recycling

To save home use plastic and leakage entering landfill whilst educating youngsters of climate issues

  • Carbon emissions
  • Depleted resources
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Upcycle Fashion

To deliver garment repair & upcycling workshops to increase the the longevity of clothing.

  • Consumerism
  • Depleted resources
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Plastic Shed

Bringing people together in Stockport to turn plastic waste into new, useful things.

  • Consumerism
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Think big locally

Why waste?

We generate a staggering 223 million tonnes of waste in the U.K. in a single year; nature generates zero. Households are a major source, but commercial, industrial, construction, demolition and excavation activities produce even more. Landfills emit egregious methane gas; incineration with electricity generation only (the main form of energy-from-waste in the U.K.) emits more greenhouse gases than a gas-fired power station. The best option in terms of positive climate action and resource usage is to phase out residual waste entirely, ensuring that all waste is reused, recycled or composted instead.

All Related Initiatives

Zero Waste Leeds

Build a movement to help make Leeds a zero waste city by 2030.

  • Carbon emissions
  • Consumerism
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Reuse Shop by Bristol Waste

Provide low cost household items to residents by diverting good quality items from the waste stream.

  • Carbon emissions
  • Consumerism
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Highland Galvanizers

To the increase the lifespan of motorway crash barriers through re-use and refurbishment.

  • Carbon emissions
  • Depleted resources
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Transport

The Ink Bin Ink Cartridge Recycling

To save home use plastic and leakage entering landfill whilst educating youngsters of climate issues

  • Carbon emissions
  • Depleted resources
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Upcycle Fashion

To deliver garment repair & upcycling workshops to increase the the longevity of clothing.

  • Consumerism
  • Depleted resources
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Plastic Shed

Bringing people together in Stockport to turn plastic waste into new, useful things.

  • Consumerism
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

REACH Homes

100% affordable and zero carbon eco homes.

  • Carbon emissions
  • Depleted resources
  • Waste
  • Buildings
  • Energy
  • Circular Economy

Food Connect

Providing a zero-emissions service to transport surplus food from businesses to communities.

  • Air pollution
  • Waste
  • Greater fairness
  • Transport
  • Circular Economy

The Artful Menders

To reduce the amount of clothing sent to landfill by repairing, altering and up-cyling the clothes.

  • Carbon emissions
  • Consumerism
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Low Carbon West Oxford

Reducing carbon emissions at a local community level through integrated and nature-based action.

  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Waste
  • Energy
  • Nature

Shrewsbury Food Hub

To Reduce Food Waste

  • Food supply
  • Carbon emissions
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy
  • Land Use
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