The proposed "stop wasting your waste!" project will create a new recycling area at the Melbourne Community Centre where staff and centre users will be able to bring recyclable materials that are not currently collected by the local kerbside service. This will include materials such as tetra packs, foil, plastic food containers and yoghurt pots, bottle tops, batteries and pens. In the future we may extend this to textiles too. We intend to then distribute these materials to recycling banks around the city as part of a project run by centre users. During the week the centre provides an education and training service to around 60 young adults with learning difficulties (Blueberry Academy) supported by over 40 staff members. On evening and weekends it also provides a space for about 12 community groups. It's hoped that this project would provide an opportunity for all of these individuals to easily dispose of recyclable waste and thus save it from landfill sites.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
This project will not only provide an easily accessible recycling point for the community to go above and beyond their usual recycling routine with ease, thus hopefully reducing the amount of waste materials going to landfill, but it will also provide a group of young adults with learning difficulties an educational opportunity which will allow them to give back to the community with a meaningful project.
Steps to get it done:
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