ReThink, ReMake, ReCycle: What do you waste?

If you would like any further information or advice on management of site related waste then head over to our website and get in touch. Not only do larger organisations like ourselves need to form new habits, but by pushing this message through wide media and educating the general public – we can create a community who are willing to turn this industry on its head. As fairly universal processes, it doesn’t matter if the project is a simple home renovation or a commercial development, the damage is being done from all sides. This is a greenhouse gas that’s around 30 times more potent than carbon dioxide and hugely damaging to our atmosphere in large quantities.

Thus, the margin for improvement of the global food chain system is huge and may unlock pathways towards the stability of the Earth system and the future of humanity. These are just a couple of examples we’ve been able to find of a new and exciting aspect of waste management called the circular economy. New clothes from old clothes and recycled plastic bottles, restaurants powered by their own food-waste, wood panels from agricultural waste and roof tiles from nappies. Innovation is the name of the game and we’re looking forward to finding more examples to surprise and excite you about reusing waste.

And now many companies are also showing their concern for the future of our planet and developing innovative new ways to use what we throw away. Here at Rubbish Please we thought we’d bring some of these ideas to you, to further encourage eco-friendly and waste reducing practices. By taking part and engaging with content members receive points, which can be used to enter competitions for exciting prizes like iPads and TVs, make donations to charities or local community groups, or support local schools.

The aim is to provide a snapshot of some of the most exciting work published in the various research areas of the journal. Feature papers are submitted upon individual invitation or recommendation by the scientific editors and must receive positive feedback from the reviewers. Sustainability is a key component of The Australian Curriculum and the Early Years Learning Framework.

Schools – At two points during the scheme, schools in Surrey will join the scheme to win a share of a pot of funding to help them carry out an environmental project. When schools donations are open, Rethink Rubbish members can donate their points to the school of their choosing. In this book, we look at easy everyday ways children can make sustainable choices. The options provided are accessible to children for an empowering learning experience. All the schools did brilliantly, with Grovelands Primary School topping the leader board. They received an impressive 199,535 points in donations which translated to a cheque for almost £850.

Participants of all ages completed household waste audits so they could compare data as part of a community data set. Together, we gained a deeper understanding of the materials we use on a daily basis, and tools such as plastic shredders, sheet presses and laser cutters. To coincide with Global Recycling Day, KWMC The Factory has released a free, family-friendly magazine filled with stories and advice for reducing household waste – and getting creative while you do it. The magazine includes a range of tutorials, activities and puzzles inspired by The Factory’s recent project ReThink ReMake ReCycle, where residents of South Bristol came together to explore the…

We need our recycling rate to improve across all neighbourhoods of Waltham Forest, to make a real difference. For example your bin collection day, councillor details, tree preservation orders or council tax information.

Those ads you do see are predominantly from local businesses promoting local services. We want our comments to be a lively and valuable part of our community – a place where readers can debate and engage with the most important local issues. The ability to comment on our stories is a privilege, not a right, however, and that privilege may be withdrawn if it is abused or misused. The Government funded initiative is the first umbrella waste awareness programme in the UK. Press the orange button and supply a few details about yourself in order to access the download. Through the conservation of resources, the strengthening of the social fabric, and the development of new value chains, RETASTE supports the implementation of the Circular Economy concept.

This can be things like using recycled metal or plastic instead of buying new, or even encouraging the use of crushed concrete as a sub-base for domestic driveways. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *