Engaging social housing residents with waste reduction
By Livvy Drake
I have been delivering a lot of bespoke presentations recently on behaviour change for waste, which means I have been doing lots of research on successful initiatives.
Waste – it’s mine, it’s yours
Despite the perceptions that people on social housing sites are not engaged with waste and are a highly transiant population, the project proved otherwise.
Working with 24 social housing sites the project conducted community engagement and resident led initiatives; rather than telling them what to do.
This co-creation approach lead to:
Steps taken, depending on the needs of the social housing estate involved a lot of infrastructure changes:
This approach demonstrates the power of collaboration and the importance of infrastructure in driving behaviour change.