Monthly Archives: February 2011

Enfield engages with residents to support new services

London Borough of Enfield has recently commissioned Enventure to undertake targeted doorstepping to help support and encourage residents to participate in their recycling scheme.  The engagement activity will focus specifically with residents in high rise estates and residents in the first wave of the new wheeled bin scheme.

 

Residents in flats and estates will receive tailored information about the communal recycling scheme and will be offered a handy bag to collect all their recycling material, ready to be taken to the communal recycling facilitates.

 

Commenting on the recent win, Matthew Thurman, Enventure Research Executive said “We are really looking forward to working with Enfield.  As the project will be diverse, our canvassers will need to be adaptable, but we will be providing comprehensive training which will equip them to meet the challenging targets”.

 

The project will start on Friday 4 March and will finish before the end of March.

Cheshire West & Chester focuses on reducing residents’ waste

Cheshire West & Chester Council has an excellent recycling rate – around 48% last year, but recognises that recycling is not the top option when it comes to the waste hierarchy.  The authority decided to increase the focus on waste reduction, and has developed the 100 Day Reduction Waste Reduction Challenge, aimed to encourage residents to reduce their waste by just 1kg a month.

 

We are delighted to announce that the authority has commissioned Enventure to deliver the launch and roadshows to support this important campaign.

 

The launch will be held at the end of January in Chester City Centre with various demonstrations, all with a focus of reducing waste.  Celebrity chef, Dave Mooney, will be delivering three of the demonstrations and showing local residents how to make meals go further.

 

A series of 30 roadshows will be held during March at various locations across the district at locations such as libraries, farmers markets, community and leisure centres, supermarkets, town centres, garden centres, and even the Chester Cheese Rolling annual event.

 

Commenting on the win, Mark Robinson, Managing Director, said “We are extremely pleased to be working with Cheshire West & Chester Council again, particularly on this exciting project.  Local authorities are starting to move towards waste reduction as this is higher up the waste hierarchy and this campaign and challenge will be a great way to get residents thinking about their waste and how it can be reduced, rather than simply recycling it”.

Calderdale apoints Enventure to undertake monitoring & evaluation

Enventure has been commissioned by Calderdale Council to undertake monitoring and evaluation of its residential recycling scheme.  The monitoring and evaluation will highlight any changes in households’ behaviour when it comes to recycling and participation in the recycling scheme.

 

This in turn will assist the council in developing future strategy and policy making.  The monitoring and evaluation will take place during March and April.