Tuesday, 9 August 2011

EMERGE WANTS YOU! Become a Zero Waste Champion today!

EMERGE'S Zero Waste Challenge is up and running, so it's time to join in!

It's been an exciting few weeks here at EMERGE and today's no exception, so let's get cracking and have a chat about our Zero Waste Challenge Project.
Now, any of you fine folk that are following us on Twitter will have hopefully seen a few posts by yours truly about Nigel- one of our Champions - who is keeping a daily blog about his progress. It's a cracking read and highly recommended! Nigel is just one of the many people we have taken up the challenge of reducing the amount of rubbish you thrown away to as close to zero as possible in one month.

The average person in the UK throws away seven times their own body weight per year.
It's a shocking fact, isn't it? Just think about all that rubbish- where does it go? Well, the simple answer is landfill, and I think we can all agree that's not an acceptable solution.
By reducing waste we;
  • conserve resources
  • combat climate change
  • reduce land, water and air pollution
  • save money
The best bit is that it's something that you (yes, you) can do something about. Making a positive difference to the environment can be as easy as not buying yoghurt and eating fruit, it could be re-using old containers and not throwing them out. Zero Waste sounds a bit daunting, but it is by no means not attainable.

Manchester is such a wonderful city and one that us at EMERGE love. We're combining the 15 odd years of experience we have with reusing, recycling and reducing we have with the Zero Waste Project to make the city a sustainable and waste-free place to live.

Not only individuals can become involved: if you are a community group or a small business wanting to help reduce waste you can take up the challenge too!

Just one small thing like watching what you throw away could make a huge difference to the environment. So, are you up for the challenge?


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