About The Great Waste

Let’s rethink waste in Winchester.

The Great Waste aims to help people recycle more. And it also aims to encourage people to reduce the amount of waste they produce from their home and work.

The events and activities appeal to the widest range of people possible. The Great Waste offers something for everyone.

  • The Great Waste was launched at the opening of the Trash to Treasure exhibition at Winchester Discovery Centre on 6 March 2015.
  • Starting in May, parishes and villages around the District are taking part, holding Swap & Swish events, Love Food Hate Waste parties and Re:Workshops where people learn how to upcycle and repurpose old household items, clothes and other waste materials.
  • From September The Great Waste Re:Design competition will encourage people of all ages to design a useful (and beautiful) object from waste. The trick is to make it easy to reproduce so that other people can follow your example.
  • In April 2016, The Great Waste ends with a design and fashion show where the best designs will be awarded their prizes. 

This is a partnership between Winchester City Council and Winchester Action on Climate Change. 

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