Make reducing waste your New Year resolution
Make it your New Year resolution to be more eco friendly by volunteering to become a qualified Waste Prevention Advisor.
West Sussex County Council has developed the award winning Waste Prevention Advisor Volunteer project under the Better Tomorrows Scheme. This is in partnership with the Waste and Energy Research Group at the University of Brighton, and local district and borough councils.
The aim of the project is to train members of the community to help promote waste prevention throughout the county. Courses are about to start for anyone interested in becoming a volunteer.
The 10-week courses are from 6pm – 9pm, in Crawley on Tuesdays, starting on January 18, and Thursdays in Littlehampton, starting on January 20.
The courses will cover a wide range of waste-related topics – how to reduce it, home composting, food waste, cotton nappies, smart shopping and recycling.
Volunteers will work with their local communities to promote ways to cut down on waste. Some volunteers will do house calls to advise on cutting down waste in the home.
West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Environment and Economy, Deborah Urquhart, said: “This project is part of the Better Tomorrows scheme, which aims to meet the challenging target of reducing municipal waste by 80,000 tonnes per annum by 2015 with pioneering strategies.
“As a Waste Prevention Advisor Volunteer, you can help to make this happen by encouraging businesses and individuals to just think a little bit more about the waste they use.
“If everyone does one thing to reduce waste, it will make a huge difference.”
If you’re interested in joining the course and becoming a Waste Prevention Advisor, call 01243 642106 or email info@ bettertomorrows.org.uk