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Recycle All Gum Education

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Recycle All Gum Education

Recycle All Gum Education

Richard Hyland By Richard Hyland

Engage and education focussed groups of residents of Chelmsford to think about how they dispose of chewing gum and how it could be recycled and make use of this litter and reduce cost of clean up.

Chelmsford Idea stage

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Have you ever noticed how our towns, cities, streets, parks, schools, cinemas, trains, planes and theme parks are being taken over by random white splodges? Have you ever taken the time to stop and look at exactly what these splodges are? These splodges are a product of irresponsible chewing gum disposal. These white splodges may look like worthless waste but that does not mean they are cheap. It costs councils £150 million pounds a year to remove chewing gum litter from our streets in the UK. There are organisations that can provide a service to our society, the infrastructure and the startup packs. To complement this we need to raise awareness and encourage change of behaviour. I thought starting in September 2017 with Students of Anglia Ruskin engaging at freshers week, would require funding for example startup pack, engagement with City and county councils to allow installations on street furniture and resources.

What we'll deliver:

  • Future events at V-Festival, Pride, Schools, Council and business exhibition
  • Regularly agreed repeatable by piggy backing at scheduled events
  • September 2017

Why it's a great idea:

I think improving our environment with these small steps will lead to a society wide benefit, an increase in care about our community and lead to a reduced tolerance of minor acts that waste public funds.

Steps to get it done:

Location Chelmsford

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