Sarah \\ Survey – Residents of West End on sustainable waste management

Over the last few weekends we’ve been out and about in the streets of West End interviewing residents on their views about sustainable waste management.

We wanted to find out about:

  • Household waste management/recycling current practices in West End
  • The interest and attitudes towards sustainable waste management of the residents of West End
  • Challenges and barriers to sustainable waste management in households of West End

So far we have collected 25 responses. Here’s some key findings to date:

Current practices

  •  Most West End residents surveyed use kerbside recycling (87%).
  •  Fewer residents take refuse to specialised recycling facilities (27%) or compost organic waste at home (27%).

 Interest & attitudes

  • The majority of residents thought agreed that sustainable waste management was important to them (73%).
  • However, some residents felt that sustainable waste management was not important to them (18%) or were unsure (9%).
  • Many residents surveyed felt they needed more information about which materials can be recycled (64%) and services available in the local area (45 %)

Challenges

  • The main barrier people identified was a lack of information & support.
This 'Wordle’ shows the key words in resident’s responses on challenges.

This ‘Wordle’ shows the key words in resident’s responses on challenges.

Residents were asked what additional information they would like to have access to (if any). The most common responses were:

  1. specific information on what can be recycled, and
  2. how to recycle materials such as batteries and electronics.
In regards to recycling and reusing household waste, this 'Wordle' shows what West End residents wanted to know more about.

In regards to recycling and reusing household waste, this ‘Wordle’ shows what West End residents wanted to know more about.

 So, in line with our survey results, over the next few weeks we will be posting resources on the blog to provide residents with localised information & tips about recycling and services available in and around West End.

Stay tuned!

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