We’re building a movement to help make Leeds a zero waste city by 2030

We’re building a zero waste movement

We’re responding to the climate emergency by exploring how we can waste less and reuse and recycle more in our city. We’re starting conversations, listening to and sharing people’s ideas, and testing new solutions.

Our two main projects are Plastic Pioneers & Zero Waste Fashion.

Plastic Pioneers

We’re working on a ground-breaking project empowering schools to break away from single use plastic. Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School is one of 12 trail blazing schools already signed up. Want to join us?

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Zero Waste Fashion

Fast fashion is on the rise and causing great harm to the environment. We’ve teamed up with the School of Design at University of Leeds and Leeds City Council to look at practical ways to reduce the impact in our city. Interested? Join our Fashion Hack.

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Have an idea?

If there’s an issue in Leeds you think we should look into, tell us about it.

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Improving recycling at community festivals and events in Leeds

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How can we reduce waste from running events?

Ways to waste less in Leeds

Refill containers

Stop your waste in its tracks

When we think about wasting less, we often think first of recycling. And whilst that's very importan...

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Sewing machine

Get to know your reuse and repair options in Leeds

When we're thinking about wasting less, we often end up focusing first on recycling....

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Plastic bottles

Get to know more about recycling

It goes without saying that recycling plays an important part in helping us to waste less as a city....

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We know there are lots of organisations in Leeds who want to reduce their waste or help the people they work with reduce theirs.

That’s something we can help with. We support businesses, event organisers, schools and communities on their zero waste journey.

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Our thinking

Headlines about the success of #LeedsByExample

Zero Waste Valentines

Traditionally, February 14th has been a day to celebrate...

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Headlines about the success of #LeedsByExample

Zero Waste Running featured in Runners World magazine!

Our work with local running clubs and race organisers is...

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Headlines about the success of #LeedsByExample

Sustainability in fashion - why and how?

We’re focusing on fashion, clothing and textiles in 2020....

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