Presentation on theme: "Waste Busters: Introduction Alistair Brudenell: Volunteer Coordinator – Mon-Tue Essex CC/ Wed Waste Watch Lisa Cross: Waste Prevention and Recycling Officer."— Presentation transcript:
Waste Busters: Introduction Alistair Brudenell: Volunteer Coordinator – Mon-Tue Essex CC/ Wed Waste Watch Lisa Cross: Waste Prevention and Recycling Officer (Mon/Tue/Fri) Oliver Wright: Environmental Consultant Julia Robb: Project Officer Waste Watch Brian Arbuckle: WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme)
Who funds us? Commissioned by Essex Waste Prevention Partnership (EWPP) via Essex County Council (ECC) Part-funded by WRAP Delivery of project managed by Waste Watch Operate in Essex only
Aims: Aim to reduce organic waste to landfill Via LFHW message & Home Composting Volunteer engagement with public: – Volunteer Coordinator will organise & suggest events – Be proactive in terms of saying what you want to do – Suggested 30 hours/year – This is the first session but plan is to have 40 active Waste Busters by 2012 – So if you can also look out for new volunteers …
Why reduce waste? Waste - costs, environmental & social aspects Who benefits? How to reduce waste?
Water, energy & packaging Does it make sense to feed and milk cows, make cheese & transport to shops just to throw it away! More biodegradable waste = more gas emissions from landfill Ethical issues - wasteful behavior can lead to a degraded environment Waste of resources
Why? To benefit Everyone in the local and wider community Lower volume of household waste Leads to lower landfill tax charges - £40/ tonne – will increase £8/year Less biodegradable waste Which lowers cost of collecting rubbish Which means council tax can be spent elsewhere
Benefits to volunteers Helping local community Help to improve the environment Membership of Garden Organic Reasonable travel expenses Subsistence if working 4 hours or more Uniform (see next slide!)