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Leeds School Uniform Exchange

Leeds School Uniform Exchange

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

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Leeds Community Clothing Exchange

Leeds Fashion Futures

Throughout this year we've been exploring how we can work together as a city to...

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Leeds - how can we make more sustainable fashion choices?

What can we do together to reduce the environmental impacts of our wardrobes? That's...

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Leeds School Uniform Exchange

Can you help us to build our online uniform sharing platform?

We've achieved an enormous amount in the couple of months that we've been working on...

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Media coverage

Our work is all about building a movement to help Leeds become a zero waste city by...

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Reflecting on two months of Leeds School Uniform Exchange

With schools starting back soon, we've seen a rush of people interested in...

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Engaging local people in the circular economy

How do you engage mainstream audiences in issues relating to what's often called the...

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Let's make second-hand uniform the first choice in Leeds

Today we launched our latest project - which aims to make school uniform reuse the...

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Gill Coupland on BBC Look North

Zero Waste Leeds feature on BBC Look North

Our campaign to encourage people to keep hold of good quality items so that they can...

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How can we build back better, together?

Ten weeks after first entering lockdown, our thoughts at Zero Waste Leeds are...

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Rob Greenland shares a video update on Household Waste Sites

Household Waste Sites and brown bin collections - updates

Over the last couple of days Leeds City Council has announced plans for reopening...

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Facebook Live - The Repair Movement

Today we hosted a Facebook Live Q & A about all things to do with repair. We were...

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Facebook Live Q&A with Kathryn from Leeds Recycles

Last week we invited Kathryn Irish from Leeds City Council's recycling team to join...

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Zero Waste Fashion Week 2020

It is estimated that 4000 tonnes of clothing and textiles end up in Leeds...

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Zero Waste Crafts

Show us your Zero Waste Crafts! We'll make a collage of all the pictures you send - a...

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Reflections on running our social enterprise during covid-19

As we enter week 3 of COVID19 lockdown, here are a few reflections on what it’s been...

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What's the modern-day equivalent of the "Blitz Spirit"?

Dr Henry Irving, a historian at Leeds Beckett University talks with local journalist...

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We need you! Share your waste stories!

Whilst bin collections are inevitably disrupted due to COVID-19, we need your help to...

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Info about #LeedsBins during #Covid19

During the current Covid-19 outbreak, we are pausing the rest of our work and...

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Sustainability in the workplace. Why it matters

The success of #LeedsbyExample city centre on-the-go recycling was incredible....

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Headlines about the success of #LeedsByExample

#LeedsByExample on-the-go recycling

It’s headlines like these sharing real positive change happening in our city that...

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Zero Waste Valentines

Zero Waste Valentines

Traditionally, February 14th has been a day to celebrate love. But Valentine's Day...

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Zero Waste Running

Zero Waste Running featured in Runners World magazine!

Our work with local running clubs and race organisers is featured in the latest...

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Sustainability in fashion - why and how?

We’re focusing on fashion, clothing and textiles in 2020. Why? A new report from...

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Gill from Zero Waste Leeds at BBC Look North

Zero Waste Leeds returns to BBC Look North

For the second time in a month, Zero Waste Leeds were invited onto BBC Look North -...

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Helping you to have a Zero Waste Christmas

Christmas can be a time when so much gets wasted or thrown away - but it doesn't need...

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Rob Greenland, Co-director of Zero Waste Leeds, on BBC Look North, 3 December 2019

Zero Waste Leeds on BBC Look North

Leeds By Example, the on-the-go recycling project on which Zero Waste Leeds were a...

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What happens to our green bin recyclable waste in Leeds?

In November we arranged for a few of our Facebook followers to go on a tour of the HW...

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How should Leeds respond to the climate emergency? - Big Leeds Climate Conversation

Why is striving for zero waste so important in dealing with the climate emergency?

Climate change is an emergency. We must take urgent action in the next decade to...

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Dan Webb Everyday Plastic

Plastic Pioneers

With support from Hubbub, and in collaboration with TK Maxx and Homesense, we are...

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Photo of an exhibition showing how much food and drink packaging we waste in Leeds every three days

Building the movement

It can seem like everyone wants to build a movement at the moment. So what do we mean...

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Photo of Gordon Binnit – our friendly burping recycling bin – outside Leeds Town Hall

What has Leeds By Example taught us?

Much of our time over the last 18 months has been spent working on Leeds By Example -...

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Photo of exhibition showing how many single use coffee cups we use in Leeds

What motivates people to switch to reusable cups?

Some very interesting research has recently been published by Zero Waste Scotland -...

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