Resource Futures worked in partnership with Bristol City Council, Green Path Solutions and Sustainable Redland to help Bristol Primary schools reduce their energy usage. The key messages were why saving energy is so important to help the environment and save money and how everyone can do their bit to help.
Resource Futures was contracted by WRAP to develop Bulky Waste Guidance for Local Authorities in association with Caroline Lee-Smith. The guidance updated the original toolkit “Bulky Waste Collections; Maximising Reuse and Recycling - A Step by Step Guide” which provides ideas and identifies opportunities to increase the amount of household bulky waste that is reused and recycled.
The Devon Composting in Schools project, delivered by Resource Futures, was possibly the biggest schools' food waste composting programme in the country, involving over 80 Devon primary and secondary schools.
Resource Futures carried out WRAP funded research into how household items are reused through online portals such as eBay, Freegle and Gumtree. The research included a detailed survey on internet user habits regarding online exchange and sought to understand the reasons for not using such sites.
Working in Cambridgeshire primary schools to support the waste partnership's aim to increase dry recycling.
Pupil-led behaviour change campaigns in schools in Bath and North East Somerset, aimed at reducing the school's carbon emissions and raising awareness of climate change.
Resource Futures has recently helped WRAP to estimate how much household food waste has decreased nationally in recent years, with the recently published “Synthesis of Food Waste Compositional Data 2010”
The Zero Waste Challenge (2009-2010) was set up for schools in Teignbridge district and was run by Resource Futures in partnership with the District Council. It proved very successful with all schools reducing their waste and receiving information about the 3Rs.
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