It has also acted as a test bed for future exploration of data and digital technologies in the context of community-engaged digital place-making. Recycling benefits the planet, the people in our communities and the place we call home. That’s why we’re on a mission to reduce waste, reuse and repurpose items we no longer need, and recycle right. The more waste that is produced, the worse it is for the environment because it means that new resources are being used and emissions created in order to create new products. It also costs councils money to treat rubbish; money that could be spent on other services essential to residents.

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Engagement with the scheme has been high, with 27,058 actions taken across the area. During the first quarter we saw the first round of school donations in which residents who signed up could donate points earned by completing waste reduction activities to local schools. Ten Elmbridge schools took part, each coming up with eco-ideas on how to bring sustainable learning to their students. Hundreds of activities were completed which meant thousands of points were donated by members including parents, staff and friends of the school. Once registered, residents will have access to engaging content such as pledges, videos and quizzes, designed to encourage eco lifestyle changes. By taking part, members receive points which can be used to enter competitions for exciting prizes like iPads and TVs, make donations to charities or support local schools.

The Surrey Environment Partnership (SEP) has teamed up with Greenredeem for a Surrey-wide Rethink Rubbish 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.

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. Used nappies are collected in recycling bins and sent to treatment centres where they’re sterilised and the human waste removed. Nappies contain plastic and celluloid which is converted into more useful products such as park benches, road signs and railway sleepers.