Waste Prevention Projects in Wexford, 2015
Wexford County Council’s LAPN 2015 projects concentrated on raising awareness about three waste streams: Food, Plastic and Event & Festival Waste.
Ambitious in its scope, there were four project elements encompassing the greening of two major festivals for county Wexford, food waste prevention challenges, and a reusable water bottle project.
The local authority also introduced a Waste Prevention category for the Keep Wexford Beautiful Competition which attracts great interest from active community groups annually.
To maximise uptake and ensure the greatest impact, Wexford County Council partnered with organisations and groups such as:
- Wexford Maritime Festival
- Bannow – Rathangan Agricultural Show
- Stop Food Waste, Schools
- Tidy Towns Groups
The local authority use several media to promote the work including a radio interview at Bannow Rathangan Show. Stands and announcements at shows highlighted the work. A press release issued after the Environment Awards and all videos of winners including One More Thing video was uploaded to You tube. Waste prevention was also promoted at the Environment Awards with quiz questions and slides and video shown on the night.