Even though more household waste is being recycled than ever before there are still significant amounts of valuable resources being sent straight to landfill. Around a quarter of all waste electrical and electronic equipment dumped in landfill has a significant reuse value, which could save 10% of the UK’s overall annual demand.

We have developed a training and mentoring programme that flips the waste paradigm: working with community groups to recast waste as a valuable resource and bring the reuse market closer to a ‘tipping point.’

‘Green Entrepreneurs’ has been successfully piloted across London over the last three years.

Achievements to date

  • 45 participants take part in the training
  • 23 enterprises
  • 14 people gained full-time employment
  • At least 20 tonnes of waste are diverted annually
  • 90% of trainees reported increased confidence to develop a green social enterprise

Get Involved

  • If you’d like to know more about how London Sustainability Exchange can work with your organisation, community group or college, contact Ben Hudson

Case Studies

Green Entrepreneurs