On 21st April, the Evesham Journal featured an article on Roundabout’s work to reduce waste
Charity joins forces with council to reduce waste.
A VALE charity has joined forces with Worcestershire County Council and Severn Waste Services in an attempt to further reduce waste. The partnership between these organisations and Roundabout, which is based on Blackminster Business Park and collects and redistributes furniture and household goods to people in need, aims to cut the amount of goods being taken to landfill. Staff at Hill and Moor tip in Throckmorton intercept furniture that is too good to become landfill and store it for collection by Roundabout’s volunteers. This partnership also allows residents to donate furniture and domestic items at Hill and Moor. Roundabout’s manager Bob Pooler said: “Over the past 16 years Roundabout has removed thousands of tonnes of reusable furniture from the waste system and this partnership with the county council and Severn Waste Services will help us increase this figure.” Coun Anthony Blagg, the county’s cabinet member for waste and sustainability, said: “I’d like to thank everyone involved with this venture, especially the volunteers at Roundabout. It’s a good example of how working together can achieve some brilliant results when it comes to driving down the amounts we send to landfill by reusing items.” Ian Barber, Severn Wastes marketing director, said: “This is a great example of reuse which takes valuable items out of the waste stream altogether, giving them a new life and helping people in need in the community.”