Why Community Organisations?
Community organisations are an excellent focus for a wide range of initiatives. Many of the organisations we have worked with and featured in the case study videos have grown organically by building on the initiatives of local people working for and with their communities. In this way the schemes that have developed are part of the local scene rather than externally imposed initiatives.
This means they have two key benefits:
Properjob, in Chagford, Devon, is an example of a community recycling project which has grown organically to reflect local needs and which has very much become part of the local community, as the video below shows:
Printed from: www.valuingcommunitycomposting.org.uk
This website was developed as one of the deliverables for the Defra funded Open University research project, WR0211: Unlocking the Potential of Community Composting. Information contained in it is correct at the time of publication. © The Open University, January 2009
Essential web links if you are running or thinking of running a Community Composting project:The Growing with Compost Toolkit
Home and Community Composting on the NRWF Household Waste Prevention Toolkit
Community Composting Network
Devon Community Composting Network
Community Recycling Network
London Community Recycling Network
Community Recycling Network Scotland