See the detailed evaluation of the Great Waste, a year-long programme to increase recycling and reduce waste in Winchester District.
In its first six weeks of operation, the Community Cafe in Winchester has served 456 meals using food that would otherwise have gone to landfill, thrown away by local suppliers but still within 'sell by' date.
Winchester City Council is reviewing its waste, recycling, grounds maintenance and street cleansing services. Residents are invited to give their views by completing a questionnaire and have the opportunity to influence the way services are provided in future.
WRAP (the waste and resource action charity) has published an action plan supportd by Government to tackle food waste collection from households in the UK.
They want to work with local authorities and food waste processors to improve the capture, supply and quality of household and commercial food waste. This plan contains actions to
Hampshire County Council is looking to save over £1.5m from the costs of running Hampshire’s Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) through reductions in opening hours and/or the closure of some sites. The consultation will close at midday on Wednesday 25 May 2016.
Send your old bike to Africa to give families the extra time to earn, learn and enjoy life.
Last Friday evening, hundreds of commuters were offered free fruit by a Great Waste team from Winchester Action on Climate Change (WinACC) Waste Action Group, students from the University of Winchester and Incredible Edible Winchester at Winchester railway station to mark Zero Waste Week.
WinACC will be the charity collecting the stall holders' fees at the Cattle Market car boot sale (on the corner of Andover Road and Worthy Lane, Winchester SO23 7AB) on Sunday 30 April.
So if you are thinking of having car boot sale this spring, please do it then.
Wise women and men, hermits and poets, grandmothers and grandfathers, and now even social scientists and psychologists all agree. Stuff doesn't make us happy. Yet we use precious resources on things that we buy today and send to landfill tomorrow.
This part of our website tries to work out what we can do about this.
Every year in the UK we throw away £12 billion worth of food which could have been eaten.
There are lots of items that can be reused or recycled rather than disposing in landfill. Here are some suggestions.