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Green Waste Challenge
Short description
One of the goals of the Circular South project is to raise awareness of the New South residents with regards to their individual waste sorting behaviour. We have initiated several waste challenges. This way we motivate the residents to actively contribute to keep materials in the cycle. The first challenge will take place in April. Spring is in the air and we expect a good buy-in from the community with this start.

From waste to taste

The challlenge is about keeping individual green waste on-site instead of transporting it for its disposal. The city will therefore install compost containers at different locations. We also organise instruction sessions on how to compost. The first container will be installed by the City Cleaning Department on a plot where also a small community garden can be set up. In a previous survey, a group of residents turned out to be interested in gardening together. This way, the humus from the compost container will also immediately prove useful as it can be used for the plants in the garden. 

Engaging the commmunity

The kick-off of the Green Waste Challenge will be organised on the 21st of April. This is a first interaction of dialogue: we will learn from the residents how we can make this challenge more attractive and appreciated by them and the residents will receive information on how to use the compost containers. 

On the same day the residents of the social housing company will be participating in a local neigbourhood action, cleaning the public space around their building. We will warmly invite them to join our meet-up. All participants receive a plant tray from project partner Kringwinkel and some flowers as a colourful appreciation. 

Author: Tine Mallentjer, community manager Circular South

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