Waste

How can we address the challenge of too much waste?

Brilliant stories, recently added.

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

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.