Talks and Education Talks to Community Groups

We offer a wide range of free talks to community groups in Leicestershire focusing on waste prevention, recycling and composting.

We’re able to provide face-to-face talks, but also provide access to pre-recorded video presentations which can be watched online, for free, to pre-booked audiences.  We will be happy to answer any questions you may have after watching the videos.

Where appropriate these talks can also be delivered live through Microsoft Teams where there will be opportunities to ask questions following the presentation.

A brief outline of current and upcoming topics is listed below:

 

Talks that can be delivered in person, (face to face) or online through Microsoft Teams :

Recycling: Information around the importance of recycling and the Waste Hierarchy, along with practical information on what you can and can’t recycle from home; what happens to your recycling once it leaves your home and finally the issues around putting the wrong things in the recycling bin.

Composting: This covers the benefits of composting; things to consider before you start; how the process works; what items to put in and what to leave out; and how to tell when its ready.

Love Food Hate Waste: Facts and information on the scale and impact of food waste, as well as tips on how to reduce your own food waste (portioning, storage, meal planning, using up leftovers, etc)

Love Your Clothes: Facts and information on the environmental impact of the textile industry, (including carbon, water and waste) and  what is being done to improve this; practical information on what we can all do to reduce our own environmental impact around clothing, including advice on: smart choices when buying; care and repair and the options available when we no longer have a need for the clothing, including responsible disposal.

 

Pre-recorded talks that can be accessed now or booked to watch at a time to suit you:

Recycling: (16 minutes) Information around the importance of recycling; the Waste Hierarchy; how to reduce your waste; what you can and can’t recycle from home; what happens to your recycling once it leaves your home and finally the issues around putting the wrong things in the recycling bin.

Recycling – A quick guide: (8 minutes) Covering the importance of recycling; how to reduce our waste; what you can and can’t recycle from home; how to present your recycling and where to find further information. This talk is available here.

An Introduction to Composting: (15 minutes) This covers the benefits of composting; things to consider before you start; how the process works; what items to put in and what to leave out; and how to tell when its ready. This video is available here

How to empty the compost bin: (3.50 minutes) This covers, how to get the compost out of a dalek-style compost bin; how to sort it ready for use or store it until you want to use it. This video is available here: 

How to use your compost: (8.44 minutes) This covers, guidance on handling compost; adding it to tops of pots and containers; using it as a soil conditioner or surface mulch; how to add a top dressing to your lawn; where to go for further information. This video is available here: 

Compost troubleshooting: (11.28 minutes) this covers, getting the right balance; what to do if the compost is too wet or too dry; how to speed up the process; how to compost weeds; insects and other wildlife; where to go for further information. Access the video

How to make leafmould from autumn leaves: (4.52 minutes) This explains what leafmould is; how to make it and how to use it. This video is available to watch here.

Reuse: (10 minutes)  Focuses on ways to increase the reuse of items and reduce the waste we create.

Love Your Clothes (7 minutes):  Facts and information on textile waste and advice on smart buying, care and repair, upcycling, re-fashion and responsible disposal.

Love Food Hate Waste: (available soon) Facts and information on the scale and impact of food waste, as well as tips on how to reduce your own food waste (portioning, storage, meal planning, using up leftovers, etc.)

 

To book:

Please complete our online form here to express an interest in our talks.  We will then be in touch to discuss your requirements further.

wasteprevention@leics.gov.uk

0116 305 7005