More haste less waste
MEEN was successful in receiving funding to continue our schools work on waste with our project More Haste Less Waste which is running in the academic year 2022-2023. Building on the experience of the No Time to Waste programme we supported six more school communities to reduce their waste streams. Over the year the schools re-directed or recycled 1.175 tons of waste through composting, recycling electronic waste, mending clothes and a host of other activities.
To find out more here are four case studies:
No time to waste
MEEN worked with six Manchester school communities across the 2021-2022 academic year on our project 'No Time to Waste'. Our first activities were to run a waste and recycling audit in each school examining food waste; paper and card; glass, cans and plastic, textiles and WEEE.
Each school then chose actions to reduce waste or recycle waste. MEEN supported each school whether they wanted to run an assembly or offer support to other schools. As the programme came to a close the schools were also supported in sharing their work with other communities and to celebrate what they had achieved. During the programme total savings of 1.5 tonnes were made through diverting waste, recycling and reusing. The aspiration is that the schools will continue with their activities.
Here are links to case studies produced by MEEN for the participating schools:
This project is funded by the Recycle for Greater Manchester Community Fund; a joint Recycle for Greater Manchester and SUEZ initiative accessed through the Greater Manchester Environment Fund.
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