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Local Authorities

We know it can be hard to engage your residents with your recycling and that you struggle to create a buzz online. And while anecdotal evidence is important, you need tangible results.

With over a decade's experience of running the UK’s leading campaign on waste reduction, we know how to get results.

Zero Waste Week began with 100 participants in 2008 and reached over 56 million 10 years later. The award-winning campaign has been recognized by Prime Minister Theresa May and reaches participants in every county throughout the UK.

Here are some of the stats from the 2018 campaign:

  • 58% reduced their landfill waste during Zero Waste Week
  • 79% said they would recommend other people take part
  • 61% have changed something about their lifestyle or shopping habits as a result of Zero Waste Week
  • 72% say they trust the information shared throughout Zero Waste Week

We can provide social media images and written-for-you updates, training programmes for your staff or residents, online courses and consulting so you can get expert help on running a successful event or campaign of your own.

Anna designed her own course to train Love Food Hate Waste champions in Oxfordshire. She knows how to get that all important public engagement and is an expert on the practical stuff.

Feedback from Zero Waste Week participants:

  • “I thought I led an eco friendly life, but Zero Waste Week has made me realise there is so much more I can do!”
  • “It was brilliant and informative, I really enjoyed it.”
  • “I wish there was not zero waste week, but a zero waste year!”
  • “It’s inspiring to think I am not alone and that there are so many ideas I hadn’t thought of or needed reminding of.”
  • “A great way to get involved in a deeper way, connect with others and educate others.”
  • “Zero Waste Week increased my awareness of how much plastic is being used and discarded on a daily basis, and this week provided me with many alternatives and waste reduction methods.”
  • “I’m feeling proud of the small amount of rubbish being sent to landfill from our household and being able to be an example to our grandchildren”