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

Crest

Unlocking people’s potential through inclusion, innovation and enterprise, to benefit our community.

Conwy
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Park Ecovillage Trust

Encouraging wellbeing, social development & environment protection in Findhorn Ecovillage Community.

Moray
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Waste
  • Built Environment
  • Energy
  • Transport

Love Not Landfill

Changing how young Londoners buy, care for and dispose of clothes.

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

SUSSED

Promoting sustainable living and ethical trade on the high street.

Bridgend
  • Excessive consumption
  • Food security & supply
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Heeley City Farm

Working with local communities to promote regeneration, environmental education and sustainability.

Sheffield
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Food security & supply
  • Waste
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Circular Economy
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Sustainable Merton

Inspiring, mobilising & connecting our community for a happier, healthier & more sustainable future

Merton
  • Food security & supply
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Waste
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy

Recyke y'bike

Saving unwanted bikes from landfill by working with volunteers to refurbish them.

Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Air pollution
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Transport

Heritage Eco-Office Provision

Helping companies flourish by providing a holistic approach to office sustainability.

Nottingham
  • Carbon emissions
  • Waste
  • Built Environment
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy

Can Do South Yorkshire

Empowering and enabling people to take climate action.

Barnsley
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Dorset Greener Homes

Showcasing solutions to low carbon living with help from householders.

Dorset
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Waste
  • Built Environment
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Energy

Thurso Grows - Thurso Community Development Trust

Providing a climate change talking project to encourage community growing & reducing food waste.

Highland
  • Food security & supply
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Humberston Eco Conservation Centre

Demonstrating and showcasing renewable energy technologies.

East Lindsey
  • Food security & supply
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Waste
  • Built Environment
  • Circular Economy
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