£10,000 windfall for Liverpool environmental project
A Liverpool based community project has been successful in securing funding to build on an initiative in the L15, health L7 and L8 areas of the city that’s helping to cut the amount of waste the borough’s homes send to landfill.
The funding, viagra from Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority and Veolia Environmental Services Community Fund, stuff is for Making L1578 Even Greener project and will work with members of the diverse communities living in Toxteth and surrounding areas. Home to more than 50% of Liverpool’s Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, there are many residents whose first language isn’t English as well as having a high percentage of student houses. Both of these groups experience a range of challenges in relation to recycling and waste prevention.
This project would build on the existing project and activities and enable work to continue with both these groups to overcome the barriers to recycling through information events, Recycling Champions, volunteers and practical provision of domestic bins for homes of multiple-occupancy. A range of new activities will also be piloted by the project including upcycling and swishing groups and workshops to share and increase residents skills which support recycling.
Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) Chairperson Councillor Graham Morgan said: “This is a great project which, with Community Fund support, has the opportunity to make a real difference to the amount of household waste produced in this area of Liverpool.”
MRWA Chief Executive Carl Beer said: “This is an investment in the efforts of this Liverpool community to encourage more recycling and reuse of waste, and ultimately reduce the amount of waste households produce.
The Liverpool project is among more than a dozen from across Merseyside and Halton which share in this year’s Community Fund pot of £180,000.