About the Challenge

Do you have what it takes to reduce your black bin waste by half? 

The Bristol #WasteNothing Challenge is 365 days starting from 1st April 2019 where 50 households from across Bristol will challenge themselves to reduce the amount of waste they generate, working towards the ultimate goal of producing zero waste. We will support participants every step of the way with information, training and practical help.

What does the challenge entail?

  • All participants are encouraged to make changes, big and small, to their lifestyle to help reduce the amount of waste they produce

  • To keep a record of their progress, households must weigh the waste and recycling they produce and log the weights on an online form after every collection

  • Households will be encouraged to use a composter or wormery for the food waste they generate (don't worry, we’ll supply a wormery to all challenge households who need one), or if the household does not have room for either, they should weigh their food waste


What do households get from signing-up?

  • A #WasteNothing ‘starter-kit’ including a wormery and some basic tools to help them to start adopting zero-waste solutions as well as a scale and netted bag to weigh waste and recycling

  • Exclusive access to discounts and vouchers from our exciting group of Bristol-based partners to help reduce your waste when you shop, cook, study, work and play

  • 12 months of workshops, tutorials, 1:1 support, talks and new sustainable experiences with inspiring zero-waste heroes

  • An online community forum for participants, partners and Bristol Waste where everyone can share experiences, advice, obstacles and encouragement


Check back for more details and stories from our 50 households!