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

Our projects

What we’re currently working on

Leeds Fashion Futures

We’re exploring how as a city we can reduce the environmental impact of our clothing choices.

In partnership with the RSA, we’ve been uncovering Leeds' unique relationship with clothing and textiles, its rich heritage, and the talent, creativity and knowledge that exists now. From the grassroots groups gathering in communities to share skills, to the mills where world-leading luxury fabrics are created to the young designers committed to working sustainably, there's so much happening here in Leeds.

What could the future hold? And how do we make it easy for people to make sustainable fashion choices? Find out what we're doing as part of #LeedsFashionFutures.

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School uniform re-use

We want to make second-hand school uniform first choice in Leeds. Our Leeds School Uniform Exchange project is supporting people across the city to swap uniform at their school or in their local community.

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#LeedsbyExample

Leeds by Example is an award-winning campaign that we're very proud to be part of. In it's first year, recycling rates in our city centre tripled from 17% to 49% which has led to it being rolled out to other cities in the UK. Leeds truly leading the way. Join us on the next stage of the journey.

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Got an idea?!

All the work we do begins with an idea. If there’s an issue in Leeds you think we should look into, tell us about it.

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Our top tips

Ways to start reducing your waste

Recycling

Recycling can get a bit confusing at times - we're here to help to make it that bit easier.

Food waste

Research suggests many of us have reduced how much food we waste over the last couple of months.

Garden waste

Want to start composting, create wildlife habitats, or reuse what's in your garden?

Stuff

Clothes, furniture, electrical items... we can help to make sure these things doesn't go to waste.

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Our supporters

We’re building a movement. That means everything we do is collaborative and in partnership with others. See who we’re partnering with and who’s helping to fund our work here.

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Issues we’re currently looking into in Leeds

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#GiveLeeds - support local community groups and charities

The aim of our #GiveLeeds campaign is to make it as easy as possible for you to...

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Join us to make school uniform reuse the norm in Leeds

It's incredible to reflect on how much we have achieved together through our...

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Want help to be a sustainable business? Get in touch

We’re visiting businesses across Leeds to help them become more environmentally...

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Our expertise lies in developing behaviour change campaigns that help people and organisations to waste less.

Are you interested in us working with you?

We have a strong track record for developing engaging, impactful campaigns that create change. Our 10 week #stayathome waste reduction campaign - developed at the start of lockdown in March and delivered for Leeds City Council - is the latest example of this. You can read our impact report here.

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Our thinking

Our latest thoughts on current issues

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Leeds Fashion Futures Week

In February we held Leeds Fashion Futures Week - a celebration of the things we’ve learned, the people we’ve met and how we have come together as a city to...

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