The Work

Reducing waste, reusing where possible, and ultimately sending zero waste to landfill.

In the UK we see waste as anything but a useful resource. When we are done with something we simply throw it away and forget about it. The One Planet vision is of a future where resources are used efficiently, waste levels are close to zero and ultimately zero waste is sent to landfill.

This means using the waste hierarchy as a management system, prioritising waste prevention first, then re-use, recycling, and composting and lastly, energy recovery, before disposal to landfill. There is a presumption of promoting resource efficiency and avoiding wasteful consumption. One Planet Communities promote recycling of waste to high value uses and fostering ‘closed loop’ recycling. Currently around 70% of household waste is able to be reused, recycled or composted, yet recycling rates are no way near this high.

  • Amelie HM, Year 4, Balfour Primary School Photo by: Amelie HM, Year 4, Balfour Primary School
    Please Take
  • Lori, Year 4, Balfour Primary School Photo by: Lori, Year 4, Balfour Primary School
    Litter Picker
  • Holly R, Year 5, Downs Junior School Photo by: Holly R, Year 5, Downs Junior School
  • Ben A, Cardinal Newman Photo by: Ben A, Cardinal Newman
    Washing
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