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

Ocean Fish Trail Project

Raising awareness of the need to protect our oceans and marine life from plastic pollution.

Telford and Wrekin
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Circular Economy
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Recycling Community Investment Fund

Engaging the region in best practice for recycling.

Ards and North Down
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Energy

Food Waste Is Not Rubbish!

Reducing the amount of food waste going to landfill in Telford.

Telford and Wrekin
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy

Warwickshire Green Shoots

Enabling community groups to deliver their own local solutions to tackle climate change.

North Warwickshire
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Waste
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Built Environment
  • Finance

Wixford Village Hall

Funding the upgrade of a dilapidated village hall.

Stratford-on-Avon
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Waste
  • Built Environment
  • Circular Economy
  • Finance

The Isle of Harris Distillery Launches: The Refill Project

Addressing the demand from customers to keep their glass Harris Gin bottle topped up.

UK
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Stone 360 App

Providing organisations a simple way to recycle redundant tech, ensuring zero goes to landfill.

Birmingham
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Staffordshire Business Environmental Network

Supporting businesses to achieve long-term sustainability.

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

Coventry & Warwickshire Green Business Programme

Supporting SMEs in shifting towards a low carbon economy.

Coventry
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Waste
  • Energy
  • Finance

Chelveston Renewable Energy & Innovation Park

Developing an innovation park powered by 100% renewable energy.

East Northamptonshire
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Waste
  • Energy
  • Built Environment
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Local Authority Low Carbon Procurement

Providing practical toolkits for procurement teams to embed low carbon into LA buying decisions.

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

Chesterfield Repair Café

Helping local residents repair household items to upskill and reduce landfill.

Chesterfield
  • Excessive consumption
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
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