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- We live in a world of finite resources
- It doesn’t really make sense to unnecessarily waste resources
- But hasn’t it always been that way? Why is waste suddenly such a big issue?
- Statistics showing the scale of the challenge, at a global and national level
- Is change possible?
How is Reading doing?
- Government/EU targets, and Reading’s performance
- Local plans and policies
- Future visions
The challenge of waste: reducing, reusing, recycling and redesigning
- Towards a circular economy
Could Reading ever be a Zero Waste town?
- Examples of other towns that have set themselves the challenge of reaching zero waste to landfill (often as a way of resisting proposals for construction of an incinerator in their community)
Local action on waste
- Who is doing interesting stuff in Reading and further afield?
- Community composting?
- Churches collecting plastic milk bottle tops
See all ‘Waste’ posts
- How are Reading’s Eateries doing on the Single-use Plastics Front? 14/02/2019
- Breaking free of single use plastic in Reading – What is going on? 16/05/2018
- No need to #refusethestraw in Hong Kong: Drinks come with a metal straw as standard 25/03/2018
- Don’t blame plastics! 25/02/2018
- Trying to live with less plastic? Try shampoo in a bar! 12/12/2017