Waste Education and Awareness Programme


WRAP running RecycleNow! waste awareness campaign in England.

Northern Ireland

Rethink Waste NI is a national campaign funded by the Department of the Environment NI, and aimed at raising awareness of sustainable waste management in homes, schools, businesses and workplaces across NI.

Each of the 3 sub-regional waste management groups has a Communication Strategy and carries out joint waste awareness initiatives.

Environmental Youth Speak is an annual waste themed public speaking competition run across all 26 councils (now in it 13th year).

A majority of local authorities are Eco-Schools NI partners.


Zero Waste Scotland provides a wide range of training and guidance for key stakeholders as a means of driving the Zero Waste Plan forward.

Waste Aware Scotland provides a range of information, advice and resources for local authorities, community groups and the general public aimed at sustainable waste management.

Waste Aware Scotland also hosts a family of websites providing waste information for schools, businesses, students, as well as individual issues such as Waste Aware Love Food.


Waste Awareness Wales is national consumer campaign designed to promote sustainable waste management practices,  e.g  free e-card service to  reduce paper waste, Clothes Swap ideas, Home Composting promotion.

Wales committed to the RecycleNow brand.