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ZWW Events Flyer

Businesses can save money by getting involved in this year’s Zero Waste Week.

Zero Waste Week is an annual city-wide event celebrating Peterborough’s legacy as the first UK city to gain Defra ‘Zero Waste Place’ accreditation.

Over 15 businesses are already involved in Peterborough Environment City Trust’s (PECT) Zero Waste Week (ZWW) which takes place on the 19th to the 25th November. Amongst these are: Axiom Housing Association, Peterborough Regional College, Yorkshire Energy Partnership, Blue Sky Peterborough Ltd and Wastewatch.

Last year 26 businesses managed to divert more than 90% of their waste from landfill. ZWW 2012 saw businesses take part by organising ‘Ban-the-Bin’ campaigns, reducing mail waste, going paper free and introducing composting.

This year we are holding a series of events which people across the city can get involved in. These events include a community litter pick, a tour of Corby Recycling Centre, a waste talk by Recoup and Viridor, a make your own Christmas Decorations class and a Swishing evening. For full details of the events please visit

To make this as easy as possible, we have a step-by-step guide for businesses, with handy hints and tips on how to make the most out of your Zero Waste Week experience.

If you would like to get involved you can do so by emailing or calling 01733 882547.