Ealing’s climate and ecological strategy


Campaigns to reduce our use of plastic have shone a light on the amount of waste people are creating. What if we rethought our approach to throwing things away? There are huge financial savings to be made by learning to fix our clothes and electronics. 

People often throw things away because they may feel they do not have the time, skills, or resources to repair or repurpose items in their home. Education and training, often led by fellow community members, can inspire residents, give them the confidence to tackle projects of all sizes and reduce overall waste.

Council policies, services and decision-making processes will create conditions that will accelerate circular economy principles, through:

  • The promotion of training and education opportunities
  • No-buy, freecycle, urban foraging, and tool share groups
  • By embedding product lifecycle considerations into contract and procurement processes.

Read our full climate and ecological emergency strategy