Zero Waste Highland Perthshire
Zero Waste Highland Perthshire is a project to encourage the community to reduce, reuse and recycle more, sending less waste to landfill.
The project has been running since September 2015 and has hosted a range of free activities and workshops taking place for householders, community groups and schools. Keep an eye on our "What's On" page for all the latest events.
Zero Waste Challenges are also being held to measure Highland Perthshire's progress in becoming a Zero Waste Community:
- Comparing before the 2016 Zero Waste Challenge with after the 2016 Zero Waste Challenge, general waste has decreased by 6.3 tonnes (18.64%). And recycling has increased by 2 tonnes (13.33%).
- Comparing before the 2015 Zero Waste Challenge with after the 2016 Zero Waste Challenge - to compare pre-project with post-project for the Year 1, Phase 1 area - general waste has decreased by 8 tonnes (25%) and recycling has increased by 2.3 tonnes (17%). This has saved £973.66 in disposal costs, which is being awarded to the Men's Shed in Aberfeldy.
In order to continue this success, we also need Zero Waste Volunteers to help deliver the project. Volunteers will help raise awareness of reduce, reuse, recycle messages and help organise events and activities. Please get in touch with the Highland Perthshire Volunteer Coordinator to find out more.
During 2017 there will be a host of events and activities to take part in across Highland Perthshire.
Householders in Highland Perthshire who do not have a brown-lidded bin collection will be invited to join in with the Home Composting Project.
To build a successful Zero Waste Community, we need your help!
Zero Waste Fortnights raise awareness of how householders can reduce, reuse and recycle. They support communities to reduce the amount of waste sent for disposal, saving resources and helping to address climate change.