13 January 2022 Climate

Fancy kicking off the new year with an eco-challenge?

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We’re looking for volunteer Circular Economy Champions to help Brighton & Hove residents reduce waste and recycle more.

Circular economy principles are based on moving away from a ‘throw-away society’ to one that minimises waste and pollution. It keeps products and materials in use for as long as possible and supports the protection of natural resources.

The initiative is part of a bigger BLUEPRINT project, working towards becoming a circular economy with better outcomes for the planet and the population.

Make a difference

Our Circular Economy Champions will play an important part in inspiring their local communities to change behaviour to reduce food and textiles waste and encourage more recycling of furniture and electrical items.

If you want to make a difference and can inspire others to get onboard we want to hear from you. The initiative offers a series of events and challenges for you to get involved in throughout the year and you’ll have the opportunity to share your eco ideas and make them happen.

What does a Circular Economy Champion do? 

  • Helps share easy ways to waste less, save money and protect the environment 
  • Inspires friends, family, neighbours and colleagues to make a difference
  • Promotes local repair services
  • Leads by example

Why get involved? 

  • You’ll receive training and have access to excellent resources 
  • You can learn about different topics, including single-use plastics, home composting, food waste and recycling electricals 
  • Connect with like-minded people and make new friends 
  • Make a difference in your local community 

Councillor Amy Heley, co-chair of the Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee, said: “Becoming a Circular Economy Champion is a great opportunity to get involved in action that benefits us locally and globally.

“The way we act and the choices we make directly impact the effects of climate change.

“We need to inspire and encourage everyone to think about how our actions impact on the world. Collectively, small steps can affect big change.”

To become a Circular Economy Champion or for more information, please visit our BLUEPRINT web page or send an email to blueprint@brighton-hove.gov.uk.

Funding

The BLUEPRINT project has a total budget of 5.6m euros, of which 3.8m euros were awarded by the European Regional Development Fund via the Interreg France (Channel) England programme.

More about the BLUEPRINT project

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