Understanding Human Motivations and Barriers to Reuse

Wednesday 22nd May 2019, 6-8.30pm

Centrespace, 6 Leonard Lane, Bristol, BS1 1EA

Are you trying to encourage your family, friends or colleagues to reduce their waste, carry a reusable cup or start a reuse initiative and wondering why people prefer to recycle?SSG-7

Well the fields of behavioural psychology and behaviour change have studied human motivations, different people types and our innate biases to produce some fascinating insights into the different factors that influence our engagement with reuse, reduce and recycle behaviours.

Join Livvy Drake and the Bristol ReUse Campaign team for an introduction to this fascinating subject. In this interactive session, you will hear about a range of behaviour change principles which will help you to understand how humans think and what motivates them. Then you will get a chance to put your learning into action and design an intervention to inspire reuse in the home, place of work or even with a business idea. Come with your own challenge or be prepared to help with another attendee’s reuse challenge.

Tickets £5 + BF Book Now 

The Tipping Point: What Happens with our Waste

Monday June 3rd, 7-9.30pm

The White Post Cafe, Hackney Wick, London

Why is plastic recycling so complicated? Which bin should compostable plastics go in? Is waste to energy a better solution to landfill? Why do some towns have one bin recycling whereas others have multiple bins? RECYCLINGLIVVY

With Blue Plant focusing the collective conscience on the issues of plastics, the realities and complexities of recycling and waste disposal have been highlighted.

But there is much more to waste than just plastics. Join this Funzing talk to geek out on waste, get an understanding on what recycling really means for many products and materials. Understand about the plants and countries where our waste gets processed and how this affects their end of life.

Don’t worry this won’t be a completely depressing talk, because change is afoot. Learn about all the developments and positive solutions and changes that will readdress the materials ending up on our shelves in the first instance. This talk is perfect for those who have committed to reducing plastics, are confused by recycling or want to make informed decisions for their business and product packaging.

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Tickets £12 + BF Book Here 

Face Your Waste! Practical Tips for Reducing the Waste you Create

Saturday 15th June 2019, 10-10.45am

Perplexed by plastics, worried about waste, reticent about recycling and wondering what to do for the best?

Join Green Livvy for a practical session on the contents of your bin, explaining the RECYCLINGLIVVY4problems, the solutions to easy waste reduction and how to inspire behaviour change within your family and workplace. This will cover plastics, food waste and the reduce, reuse, recycle mantra. Livvy Drake is a sustainability and behaviour change consultant who hosts an annual Lent Plastic Challenge so is full of tips from her own experiences of tackling plastics and implementing reuse schemes.  
This is part of the Bristol Food Connections Brain Food Series. Brain Food is a vibrant and diverse programme of talks and debates getting us to think more consciously about what we eat. Join a workshop to learn more about the gut-brain connection, medicinal mushrooms or palm oil; or listen to a panel discussing soil health, future foods or how we scale up local food production.