Waste Prevention Project – like Coolagown
Coolagown Development Group worked with Dr Mary Stack of Cork County Council on a community waste prevention project looking at waste prevention, as well as energy and water conservation. 21 households signed a pledge of commitment and completed the project.
Coolagown have carried out many waste prevention initiatives in the locality including several in relation to:
- Reuse of Household Goods
- Composting and Food Waste Prevention
- Water Conservation
- Energy Conservation
Surveys on behaviour at the start and end of the 12 month project were completed. Householders were given weighing scales so they could track how much waste they were sending to landfill before and after the project. Within a year householders had reduced their waste by 74%.
Coolagown and Cork County Council have won several awards for their activities.