Sustainability Special Issue : RETASTE: Rethink Food Waste

Amy/ September 20, 2023/ General/ 0 comments

For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website. The  Rethink Waste initiative hosted by Greenredeem, funded by the Surrey Environment Partnership and supported by Elmbridge Borough Council, has now been running for a year. Not just the positive impact that it has had on waste reduction throughout the borough, but the community efforts to raise funds for local schools and charities.

By putting items that cannot be recycled into your recycling bin, it causes contamination, which has a huge impact on our environment. You can use your points to donate to your local community group, school or national charity through the donation programmes. You can also enter monthly competitions such as the Prize Draw or reward yourself with discounts on approved eco-friendly and other online products. Rethink Rubbish is an initiative to tackle waste in Elmbridge, through a digital platform that encourages waste reduction.

A second round of donations has also just come to an end with another five Elmbridge schools getting a share of the £1,000 funding, based on the number of points they have raised. The Surrey Environment Partnership (SEP) has teamed up with Greenredeem for a Surrey-wide Rethink Waste scheme that makes it easier for you to reduce your waste and help the planet. Streamline your workflow with our best-in-class digital asset management system. This will ensure the entire process is as simple as possible for everyone involved. On smaller projects, this will be easier to delegate and someone usually ends up with that role anyway.

Especially in domestic jobs – the usual lack of disposal methods or designated areas makes it far easier to ensure it is being done correctly. General best practice would be to initially decide who is responsible for the movement of materials and rubbish throughout the site. Having one person that knows exactly where each skip or container is, mitigates the risk of things being disposed of improperly. So, unless we make these changes prominent and encourage consistency, it’s not going to have the same effect as if one or the other takes our message on board. Our industry has long been criticised for its negative impact on the environment. These adverts enable local businesses to get in front of their target audience – the local community.

Firstly, we do it more in our homes than on the building site and that is recycling. Using recycled materials in construction whenever possible can ensure we are not throwing money or emissions out the window. This can be things like using recycled metal or plastic instead of buying new, or even encouraging the use of crushed concrete as a sub-base for domestic driveways. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers).

In this book, we look at easy everyday ways children can make sustainable choices. The options provided are accessible to children for an empowering learning experience. All the schools did brilliantly, with Grovelands Primary School topping the leader board.

Thus, the margin for improvement of the global food chain system is huge and may unlock pathways towards the stability of the Earth system and the future of humanity. These are just a couple of examples we’ve been able to find of a new and exciting aspect of waste management called the circular economy. New clothes from old clothes and recycled plastic bottles, restaurants powered by their own food-waste, wood panels from agricultural waste and roof tiles from nappies.

We are empowering residents to recycle more and contaminate less, with an aim to improve our recycling rates across the borough. The first year has made a great impact, but there’s still time to get involved. Through Rethink Waste and taking part in carbon saving activities,  Elmbridge residents have prevented 1.438T CO2e from entering the atmosphere.

All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI. Parents who use disposable nappies know how much waste they create but it’s probably more than you actually think. An average baby will use more than 150kg of wood as well as waste a lot of other resources. Some clever people in Scotland decided to make use of this valuable waste and pioneered a nappies-to-roof tiles scheme.

Their American branch use scraps of their nappies for upholstery filling and the company is proud that more than 50 of its plants have no manufacturing waste. Strictly Necessary Cookie should be enabled at all times so that we can save your preferences for cookie settings. Having piloted a virtual ‘Design Thinking’ workshop back in April 2020, facilitated by collaborative and sustainable designer Lisa Cole, we ran three ReThink ReMake ReCycle workshop sessions in November and December 2020.

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