Environment partnership scoops award

Published: Tuesday, 11th July 2017

The Oxfordshire Environment Partnership (OEP) of which the City Council is a part, has collected the prestigious award for "Best Food Waste Reduction and Collection System" at this year’

Felicity the Food Caddy, famed for her work educating Oxford City’s householders on the benefits of separating their food waste for recycling, joined the team to collect the award from radio and TV presenter Charlotte Smith.

Oxford City was the first district to roll out various projects, in partnership with contractor Agrivert, including providing free plastic caddy liners for residents, leafleting and door knocking exercises, bin stickering and community engagement initiatives. These activities resulted in an increase in food volume of 18.5 per cent in the first month of implementation compared to the same month in 2016. Should this increase continue throughout 2017 in Oxford alone it would equate to a carbon benefit equivalent to taking 958 cars off the road.