About this good practice
“Wrocław doesn’t waste” project includes open-air events, educational workshops, media campaigns, as well as campaigns that popularize the idea of not wasting but also handing out post-library books or co-creating new eateries.
The project started in 2019. An important part of the first phase was a festival of community leftovers-cooking, combined with educational activities and the distribution of tap water by local water supply company.
A year later, due to the coronavirus epidemic and related limitations, a number of smaller activities were held. This included distribution of books that were out of the library circulation, but still in good condition. Hundreds of books went to boxes located throughout the city, and new books to giveboxes in the buildings of the Municipal Office. The city has also prepared 10 zero waste lesson scenarios for schools. Teachers were free to use them as part of educational hour time or biology lessons. In 2020 eleven drinking fountains were installed in schools.
In March 2021, at a Municipal Office building a new food-sharing facility was established in the form of an open-access refrigerator. Everyone can bring unwanted food or take the food somebody else left.
This no-cost campaign involves Wrocław NGOs, Food Bank, Foodsharing and external entities which operate in the area of less waste
Evidence of success
The project actions encourage inhabitants to live in less waste environment and respect natural environment. Our goal is to raise the awareness of residents and encourage them to undertake various activities aimed at protection of natural resources.
Potential for learning or transfer
“Wrocław doesn’t waste” is a campaign devised and launched but the city of Wrocław encouraging people to live in a less and zero waste style. On the one hand, it inspires residents to change their daily habits, and on the other hand, it provides education. All this to produce less waste.