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Highland Community Partners come together in first meet-up of 2023

The Highland Community Waste Partnership (HCWP) came together yesterday in our first in-person meeting of 2023.

Hosted at the Impact HUB in Inverness , this meeting was a great opportunity for the partners to showcase their achievements over the past year, make connections, exchange knowledge and discuss individual and collaborative objectives for the future.

Since its launch in April, the HCWP has been helping people in the Highlands reduce the impact of consumption through food waste, composting and share & repair workshops and events, as well as working with businesses to reduce food waste and developing carbon literacy training to help young people take waste reduction action in their communities. 

After a delicious vegetarian lunch provided by partners Velocity Café, Jess Pepper from the Climate Café hub led an information session and discussion around how the HCWP can use the model to help increase engagement and address the issue of unsustainable consumption and waste.

Partnership Coordinator, Georgina Massouraki, said:

'One of the most valuable things about this Partnership is in the power of the connections, sharing and cross-pollination that happens when the partners join forces and this was evident as ever in yesterday’s meeting.’

‘It’s always so inspiring to see the ideas and appetite for action that comes out of these sessions and it’s exciting to see activity ramping up as we come towards the end of the first year of the project.’

Some upcoming plans for the HCWP include a number of pilot projects to investigate solutions for car sharing, community composting and reusable packaging as well as working to generate more learning and support for individuals, community groups and businesses wanting to take action on consumption and waste.

To learn more about our programme of work, visit the Highland Community Waste Partnership website.

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02 February 2023

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