Approximately 360 cardboard tubes and yoghurt pots were donated by residents in Hamworthy East on Saturday 26th September. Gillian Taylor collected the most and won a £10 voucher from Frank Greenslade Ltd. The runner up was Katie Elliott who won a voucher from Cornucopia. All the yoghurt pots and cardboard tubes donated on the day were gratefully received by Simon Shave on behalf of Diverse Abilities.
Win-on-Waste was a pilot project run on Canford Heath in Poole. Rather than throw certain items in their rubbish or recycling bins, the project encouraged residents to collect and donate them. During May, June and July 2014 residents brought the items to the Coffee House Café on Canford Heath and donated them to the voluntary organisations asking for them. The family or individual collecting the most, along with the runner-up, received vouchers donated by local businesses.
We are hoping to run other Win-on-Waste projects in Poole in the future.
We Need That! is a voluntary sector project which aims to cut the amount of waste that Poole residents throw away. This is achieved by showing them that there are charities, churches, schools etc who could make use of the items.
It was originally run by Poole CVS with funding from the Borough of Poole’s Green Initiative Grants. Additional funding came from the Dorset Community Foundation to enable further promotional work to be carried out with businesses and membership organisations.
At the beginning of March 2014 the project was transferred to Ideas2Action. We are very grateful to the staff and trustees at Poole CVS, the Borough of Poole and Dorset Community Foundation for helping us get the project off the ground and for developing it.
We know the project has lots of potential for expansion so we are looking at finding further funding to enable We Need That to develop even further. Watch this space!