7 million tonnes of food and drink goes in the bin. Cutting out food waste create the same reduction in carbon emissions as taking 1 in 4 cars off the road. WRAP

83per cent of sofas are not re-used. Just doubling the number of sofas re-used, could save 52,000 tonnes of CO2 WRAP

Between 25-40% of UK fruit and vegetable crops are rejected by supermarkets and end up in landfill. Tristram Stuart

Between 2012 and 2020 an estimated £7 billion of precious metal will be sent to landfill in the UK’s electronic waste WRAP

12 billion pounds worth of useable food is wasted in the UK - or about 20 million tonnes. Meanwhile 4 million people in the UK suffer from malnutrition. Tristram Stuart

Nearly 25 per cent of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) that's taken to landfill could be reused , worth around £200m gross a year. WRAP

The average family throws away £50 of good food every month WRAP

 

Zero Waste Community Action Conference 10th November

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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?  How we can make more impact by working together?

Speakers include:

  • Morgan Phillips Waste Watch on Our Common Place Initiative
  • Jonathan Essex Bioregional on the need for policy change
  • Karen Cannard on taking the Rubbish Diet into the community with Transition Town Shrewsbury
  • Rick Anthony Zero Waste International Alliance with an update on the Zero Waste movement across the globe

Workshops on:

  • changing behaviour in our communities
  • designing waste out of our world
  • campaigning for policy and local authority service change.

Reserve your free place on   http://zerowasteallianceuk.eventbrite.co.uk/

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