Monday, 21 March 2011

Climate Week - What's On?


EMERGE will be at Brazennose House West this week hosting a series of events for Climate Week.

Tuesday is Fareshare day. There is an opportunity to get involved in a cookery demo on Tuesday lunchtime and there will be a chance to find out all about Fareshares activities at 4pm.

We will be offering companies free taster sessions of our Zero Waste consultancy on Wednesday and Thursday.

Friday will see us 'relaunch' EMERGE. Come and join us for some lunch and to find out about the great work the REAL skills team have been doing with volunteers and educating young people about the 3Rs. The unveiling of the vehicles will take place on Albert Square, the other activities will be at Brazennose St.

Here's the schedule:

Monday 21st:
Exhibition 11am - 6.30pm

Tuesday 22nd: Fareshare Day
Drop In 10.30am - 6.30pm
Love Food Hate Waste Cookery demo 12 - 2pm
Presentations and cocktails 4 - 6pm

Wednesday 23rd:
Exhibition 11am - 6.30pm
Zero waste taster session: lunchtime, early evening (flexible)

Thursday 24th:
Exhibition 11am - 6.30pm
Zero waste taster session: lunchtime, early evening (flexible)

Friday 25th: Re-launch
Vehicle unveiling (Albert Sq) 11am - 12pm
Lunch 12 - 2pm
REAL Skills education and volunteering celebration 2 - 4pm

Onwards & upwards!


Wednesday, 16 March 2011

EMERGE - Climate Week Events

NEWSFLASH: EMERGE is running a series of events to celibrate Climate Week, these will include an exhibition, a day to promote our FareShare depot and a relaunch of our range of recycling services. For a breakdown of the events please Click Here.

Thursday, 10 March 2011

EMERGE - Volunteers/Models Wanted

EMERGE 3Rs will be running a series of events during Climate Week from 21-25 March and WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!

From 21-25 March EMERGE 3Rs will be exhibiting our services and inspiring people about the good practice we have been developing on Zero Waste and wider sustainability issues. We need 2-3 volunteers every day to assist with the exhibition and help visitors.

On Tuesday 22 March there will be cookery demonstrations as part of the Love Food Hate Waste campaign and an awareness session about FareShare, a charity which redistributes 'surplus' food to disadvantaged people. We will be teaming up with TRAID, an environmental charity who recycle textiles to fund International Development, to hold a fashion show. We are looking for 12 female volunteers to model the clothing range.

On Friday 25th March there be a celebration event and relaunch of EMERGE’s Services including our new Zero Waste Champions for Greater Manchester project. We need volunteers to help ensure the event goes smoothly.

You must be available for one day or more during Climate Week from 21-25 March. You must be interested in the work of EMERGE 3Rs and be comfortable and confident about talking to members of the public. If you have an interest or experience in event management you could help us organise the event over the coming weeks.

The events will take place at Brazennose House West, Brazennose Street, Manchester, M2 5EP.

Please contact Nicola for further information if you are able to volunteer for us on 0161 223 8200/

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Recycle for Manchester on Facebook


It came to my attention yesterday that Recycle for Greater Manchester have a Facebook Page.

I have had a few things to say on my personal blog about social media in the waste industry but here I am just saying this is good!

I am not suggesting you 'Like' the Page or otherwise, I am merely pointing out the fact that it exists on the well known social network because until yesterday I was unaware of that fact.

For the sake of disclosure I will tell you I have not yet liked the Page. If they had a vid of Dave Spikey in Phoenix Nights on the Page I think I would have liked it by now!

Onwards & upwards!


Friday, 4 March 2011

Vacancy: Customer Services Administrator

Organisation: EMERGE 3Rs
Salary: £11,500 - £14,000 dependent upon experience
Reference: CSAFeb11
Location: Manchester
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: Tue 15 March 11
Contact name: Shaheen Khan
Contact telephone: 0161 223 8200
Contact email:

This key administrative role within EMERGE’s Business Services team will act as the single point of contact to our 800+ waste management customers and their enquires, provide logistical support to operational personnel and promote EMERGE’s range of products and services.

The post holder will be responsible for the swift resolution of customer queries, processing of orders from quotation through to confirmation and collection of materials, and the maintenance of accurate account information within databases.

We seek a resourceful and adaptable individual with excellent communication and organisational skills, the ability to develop and maintain good customer relationships and proven experience delivering customer service to a high level.

Application deadline: 4pm on Tuesday 15th March 2011, interviews will take place on Friday 18th March 2011. This position is permanent subject to a six month probation period.

To request an application pack by email/post contact Shaheen Khan.

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