The Waste Nothing Challenge
The Bristol Waste Nothing Challenge is back! Over the course of a year, 100 households from across Bristol will be learning how to reduce their waste. Can they get to zero?
The Waste Nothing Challenge supports households to drastically reduce the amount of waste they produce over the course of a year, with the ultimate goal of reaching zero waste.
Bristol Waste and our #WasteNothing Partners provide guidance and resources to participating households including a starter kit of reusable items, free or discounted workshops and activities, discounts at partner shops, a supportive online forum, and a programme of actions to follow throughout the year.
To keep a record of their progress, households are given scales to weigh and log their waste and recycling every week.
Small changes with big results
- Last year's challengers produced 78% less general waste than the average Bristol household, 13 tonnes less of general waste and 50% less waste and recycling combined, including 22% less food waste.
- If every household reduced their general waste by just 10%, that could save over 8,000 tonnes going to waste, enough carbon to power over 3,000 homes for a year, and the city hundreds of thousands of pounds.
How did our 2019 Waste Nothing Challengers get on?
Participants in the 2019 Waste Nothing Challenge took part in a cheese-making workshop to help them avoid plastic packaging.
Events like this one with Incredible Edible are held throughout the year to educate and inspire the Waste Nothing Challengers.