Waste

Promoting a circular economy

Our aim is to support local initiatives set up to reduce household waste and promote a circular economy.

 

What is a circular economy?

The idea of a circular economy is beyond the current ‘take-make-waste’ model. It aims to redefine growth, focusing on positive society-wide benefits.

It is based on three principles:

Design out waste and pollution
Keep products and materials in use
Regenerate natural systems

Local initiatives

The Refill Project
Community Fridge
Sew Do It
Pass the Party
Plastic Bag Free Chesham

Coming soon

We are planning to launch a Repair Café soon. We are looking for volunteer experts from tailors and machinists to repairers of bicycles, electrical goods, clocks, jewellery and crockery. Please contact us to find out more.

What can I do?

Write to you favourite brands to ask them what action they are taking on reducing plastics.

Useful links

Recycle for Buckinghamshire – council initiatives
WRAP offer advice to business and individuals on waste reduction
Ellen McArthur Foundation works with Government, academia and business to promote a restorative and regenerative economy.