Waste Warriors – September 2018


DWT theme for September is WASTE WARRIORS. This month, we are celebrating those in our community and beyond who are campaigning against, and working towards and providing practical solutions to litter and waste in our communities. So why not check out some of the links below – they might inspire you to reduce the waste you produce.


The Pump House is part of the Duckworth Worcestershire Trust, a Worcester-based local charitable trust. In 2018, the DWT is celebrating twenty years of litter awareness and practical work against waste. The DWT also runs the Worcestershire Resource Exchange, a scrap store that provides creative solutions to reuse business waste. 

The DWT also developed PooWatch the community campaigning tool working against dog poo, and the Social Sew-in, which enables the community to "repair before recycling" clothes and textiles.

We also have an 85+ strong team of volunteer litter wardens, who adopt an area and litter pick it on a regular basis. Why not sign up and join in? 


Plastic Free Worcester An SAS community campaign to get Plastic Free status for Worcester. For info on the award, visit sas.org.uk/plastic-free-communities and search social media for #plasticfreeworcester.

Worcester Gleaning Group – the voluntary group organising 'gleaning' on farms, gathering leftover crops after harvest to limit food waste, and redistributing free food to those in need.

Worcester Food Rescue – the volunteer-run project dedicated to diverting 'end-of-shelf-life' but still safe-to-eat food from landfill to charitable organisations in Worcester.


Wayne and Koda – litter hero ambassadors! One man and his dog walking the coast of the UK litter picking as they go and highlighting what they find through their social media feeds.

Natalie Fee – founder of City to Sea, the campaign that aims to highlight the links between our actions to our oceans. City to Sea is instrumental in the campaign to prevent marine plastic pollution at source.

Rachelle Strauss – promoting the zero waste message with passion for over ten years, and founder of Zero Waste Week.


World Clean Up Day – the worldwide civic led action against litter. Started in Estonia by Rainer Nolvak and Eva Truuverk and aims to make 15th September the largest litter pick in the world.

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation works to inspire a generation to re-think, re-design and build a positive future circular economy; reducing waste.