The Rethink Waste initiative hosted by Greenredeem, funded by the Surrey Environment Partnership and supported by Elmbridge Borough Council, has now been running for a year. Not just the positive impact that it has had on waste reduction throughout the borough, but the community efforts to raise funds for local schools and charities. As well as the huge environmental impact, it is costing the industry thousands each year.
A Feature Paper should be a substantial original Article that involves several techniques or approaches, provides an outlook for future research directions and describes possible research applications. The Rethink Rubbish free briefing events are open to local authorities, retailers and any other organisations interested in involvement with the campaign. The campaign is holding a number of briefing events across the country between April 28 and May 2, 2003, to raise its profile among local authorities, retailers and other interested organisations. Rethink Waste is being delivered by SEP in collaboration with Greenredeem, an organisation that provides digital engagement platforms to provoke environmental behaviour change.
Researching these possibilities prior to completion will ensure you’re segregating the materials appropriately during each project and can minimise waste to the highest level. Alternatively, domestic projects often result in plenty of usable materials that may not even need to be recycled. From one neighbour to another – you could be contributing towards landscaping projects with old bricks or giving someone the opportunity to upcycle your once-loved kitchen units. There are many ways that excess material can be used on-site or even off-site that don’t involve simply chucking it in a skip. If you have rubble from an excavation or demolition, for example, this could be crushed and reused as a sub-base elsewhere on your site or donated to a community project who can make use of it. As simple or obvious as it may seem – many people don’t do this to an extent that actually makes an impact.
They received an impressive 199,535 points in donations which translated to a cheque for almost £850. With the funding, they’ve created their very own grow-your-own garden and students are learning what it takes to cultivate food to eat at home. Rethink Waste is a partnership between Elmbridge Borough Council (EBC), Joint Waste Solutions (JWS) and Greenredeem to provide residents with a digital platform to encourage waste reduction. The amount of waste thrown away in rubbish bins, while better than average compared to similar local authorities, is high. Each resident produces an average of 431.7kg of recycling and rubbish a year, which puts Surrey in 11th place out of 29 similar local authorities. You may also receive points if there have been any reductions in the amount of rubbish collected across the county.
It also encompasses packaging materials such as plastics and Styrofoam used to protect equipment or products during shipping. Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Authors may use MDPI’s English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions. Feature papers represent the most advanced research with significant potential for high impact in the field.