Friday, 27 January 2012

Environmental Champions 2nd Community Walkabout

Twelve Environmental Champions including members from the: Community, Students Union, South Wales Police, Waste Management, Councillors, Cardiff Council and The Landlords Forum went on the second recycling awareness walkabout.

Set up by, Student Volunteering Cardiff (SVC) and Keep Cardiff Tidy the scheme is a voluntary action group working on sustainability issues. The society is working on a range of action based initiatives around sustainability, initially concentrating on ensuring people are aware of their waste and recycling responsibilities

Last night the team were knocking on doors ensuring people in Cathays and Roath were aware that recycling (green bags) and food waste (brown caddy) is a weekly collection and residual waste (black bins and bags) is fortnightly. The team were advising people about the range of items that can be recycled and how to use their food waste caddies.

The environmental champions are always keen to attract any more willing volunteers and will continue working on recycling along with other sustainability issues including a forthcoming litter pick. For more information please visit:

For information on what you can recycle, how to use your food waste caddies and when to present your waste can be found here: People are reminded that a wall makes a world of difference. Rubbish cannot be collected if left inside the boundary of your property i.e. on your side of the property wall or in the garden. It must be placed on the pavement to ensure collection.

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