In 2009 Peterborough was the first city in the UK to gain Zero Waste Place accreditation from Defra (Department for environment, food and rural affairs). The accreditation was awarded after the city carried out a nine month project to test innovative methods for reducing waste in the City Centre.
The original project:
Diverted over 3,200 tonnes of waste from landfill.
Saved over 1,500 tonnes of C02.
Gained recognition with a prestigious Gold Green Apple Award for its environmental achievements.
Part of the lasting legacy of this project is Zero Waste Week – an annual campaign where businesses and households aim to reduce as much waste as possible to ensure the city continues to work towards becoming the UK’s Environment Capital.
Zero Waste Week 2015
Monday 16 - Sunday 22 February
Zero Waste Week is an annual campaign where individuals, businesses and households accept the challenge of 'Zero Waste' by aiming to reduce their waste levels as much as possible.
It is a great opportunity for your business or household to save money while helping reduce the amount of waste being sent to landfill. Despite its name, you don’t have to go completely Zero Waste – the idea is to go as far as possible to reduce waste. You should try to:
Reduce what is purchased in the first place.
Buy products which are readily recyclabled.
Contact us on 01733 866436 for a step-by-step guide to planning a successful Zero Waste Week or email Kim Coley on firstname.lastname@example.org