Community Action

We feature some ongoing Community Action Projects on this page. If you have new actions, projects, or ideas to add, please post them on the Community Action Your Input Page

 

Zero Waste Community Action Conference 10th November

Zero Waste Alliance UK Conference and AGM, 11.00- 3pm Saturday 10th November 2012 Greenpeace, Canonbury Villas, Islington, London N1 2PN The conference to which all are welcome will be followed by our AGM. Reserve your free place on   http://zerowasteallianceuk.eventbrite.co.uk/ Delicious vegan lunch, donations requested. Breaking the Barriers to Zero Waste through Community Action Where can the community make most  difference?   What works? 

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Waste Less, Live More

WasteWatch have launched their Waste Less Live More campaign to raise awareness that environmental and social issues are interlinked and tackling these issues together is a far more effective solution.    Events in London and Brighton with film showings, talks and recycled art. http://www.wastelesslivemore.com/

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Together We Can Make a Difference

Every step we take to reduce waste as individuals adds up.   And we can speed up the pace of change if we  share our ideas with our family, friends and neighbours.     Meanwhile, the Zero Waste Alliance will keep you posted with a round-up of campaigns we’re supporting and  what’s happening across Europe.  Please send us details of your Zero Waste campaigns and your ideas so we can help make them a reality.

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Students Save £££s by Going for Zero Waste

New students this autumn will be able to save money at Zero Waste Free Shops where stuff left at the end of the last academic year will be given away for free.   Its a great idea, stopping verything from duvets to pots and pans from going to landfill by reusing it and saving new students loads of money. Manchester Metropolitan University launched its Zero Waste Halls Project a few years ago and now cover three halls of accommodation.  In

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Transition Shrewsbury Tackle Loss of Kerbside Cardboard Collections

When Shropshire Council stopped kerbside collections of cardboard at the end of  last year,  residents stepped in to fill the gap.    Transition Town Shrewsbury urged people to share trips to the household recycling centre,  to collect at schools, scouts and guides.  And as Christmas is one of the times when people have most waste Transition Shrewsbury ran "Cardboard Christmas"  -  setting up three collection points in town the first Saturday

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Stuff You Don’t Need Anymore? Support Your Local Reuse Network

With more than 400 charities and social enterprises  working in reuse in the UK, there’s likely to be one near you -  and if there isn’t why not set one up?    These reuse centres reduce the environmental impact of waste and create social value.   The sector makes a big difference -  it: Employs over 3,000 people Provides training for over 8,000 trainees Supports over 10,000 volunteers Helps around 750,000 low income households Saves

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Italy – where even the donkeys walk the Zero Waste path

Since May 2012, 72 municipalities in Italy  have pledged their commitment to Zero Waste, committing to make major strides towards Zero Waste by 2020 and specifically to: - Increase the separate collection of waste to 75% for 2015, - Introduce a fee for the non-recyclable waste –Pay-As-You-Throw system-, - Create at least one repair & reuse centre, - Phase out incineration and landfill, - Prioritise waste prevention with special emphasis on

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Spread the Zero Waste Message

This autumn we're launching the Rubbish Diet Community to help people slim their bins across the country.   Karen Cannard who describes herself as Mrs Average was challenged to see how far she could slim her bin one week in March 2008.  She only threw out a plaster.     Since then she’s run the Rubbish Diet to share what works http://www.therubbishdiet.blogspot.co.uk/      Zero Waste Alliance is working with Karen to take the Rubbish

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Jeremy Iron’s Trashed – Coming to Your Screens Soon

Hard hitting film by Jeremy Irons spells out the need for Zero Waste.    We're talking to the producers of Trashed to link it to a campaign of community action in the autumn.   If you want to use Trashed to act as a catalyst for change in your community let us know by clicking  here.

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Zero Waste Week 2012

Welcome to the fifth National Zero Waste Week which asks every one of us to slim our bins. This year’s theme is ‘One More Thing‘ which reminds us that the collective impact of taking baby steps can add up to significant change.  This year we’re focusing on improving our recycling habits because if every household in England recycled ‘one more thing’, the total amount collected for recycling could increase by more than three quarters

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