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Nourish with rubbish

MEEN has received further funding to continue working on waste reduction in schools and will engage with a further six school communities in 2023-2024.

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 including four primary schools and two high schools. 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:

Plymouth Grove Primary
Stanley Grove Primary
Rushbrook Primary
Bowkervale Primary

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:

Heald Place Primary
St Wilfrid's RC Primary
Saviour CoE Primary
Broadhurst Coop Academy Primary
St Chad's RC Primary
Burnage High School

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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