Waste

How can we address the challenge of too much waste?

Your latest stories addressing waste

Zero Waste Leeds

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

Leeds
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Reuse Shop by Bristol Waste

Providing household items to residents by diverting good quality items from the waste stream.

Bristol
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Highland Galvanizers

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

East Lothian
  • Carbon emissions
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Transport

The Ink Bin

Saving home use plastic and leakage entering landfill whilst educating youngsters on climate issues.

Colchester
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Upcycle Fashion

Delivering garment repair and upcycling workshops to increase the longevity of clothing.

Westminster
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Plastic Shed

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

Stockport
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Think big locally

Why waste?

We generate a staggering 223 million tonnes of waste in the UK 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 UK) 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.

Initiatives addressing waste

Severn Trent Green Power – Food Waste Recycling Partnership

Providing a recycling service for Oxfordshire’s organic waste which generates green energy for homes

Oxford
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Dŵr Uisce

Improving the efficiency of water supply, use and treatment in Wales and Ireland.

Gwynedd
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Waste
  • Built Environment
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy

Nuclear Futures Institute

Advancing nuclear technology to provide jobs and skills, enabling next generation nuclear power.

Gwynedd
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Waste
  • Energy
  • Built Environment
  • Transport

The BioComposites Centre (BC) ERL Controlled Growth Room

Helping decarbonise industrial sectors in Wales and across the UK.

Cardiff
  • Carbon emissions
  • Food security & supply
  • Waste
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Built Environment
  • Circular Economy

Repair Cafe Wales

Supporting communities to run repair cafes to fix household items for free and reduce waste.

Cardiff
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Reducing Industrial Carbon Emissions (RICE)

Testing and driving forward next generation technologies to help reduce carbon emissions from Welsh

Bridgend
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Waste
  • Energy
  • Circular Economy

Tip Shops South Wales

Rescuing reusable items from being thrown into skips and make them available to people in need.

Blaenau Gwent
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Filling Good

Encouraging residents to lead a more sustainable lifestyle.

Windsor and Maidenhead
  • Excessive consumption
  • Greater fairness
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

RecycleIT - Sustainability Project

Providing an end-to-end solution for redundant IT equipment.

Burnley
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Finance

Spotless Garments

Providing sustainable low-carbon laundry services through wide-reaching initiatives and technology.

Buckinghamshire
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Transport

Cardiff Cycle Workshop

Enabling more people to cycle through the provision of education, recycled bikes and repairs.

Caerphilly
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Waste
  • Transport
  • Circular Economy

Project Vanguard

Building a green hydrogen production facility at the Council's Environmental Hub.

Cheshire East
  • Air pollution
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Waste
  • Energy
  • Transport
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