We've launched a new initiative to tackle waste in Elmbridge. The partnership between Elmbridge Borough Council (EBC), Joint Waste Solutions (JWS) and Greenredeem provides residents with a new digital platform that will encourage waste reduction.
Doing our bit to be more green and help tackle climate change has never been more important. The new platform gives residents the tools to make small lifestyle changes that will empower them to make a big difference. Residents who sign up will receive a personalised experience, through which they will learn how to reduce waste and get rewarded for it.
The platform provides fun weekly activities (including videos, quizzes, blogs and pledges) with solutions for how to reduce waste at home and out and about. By participating in these activities residents will get rewarded with points. They can use those points to get something back for themselves or donate to their community.
Greenredeem will also be measuring the weight of rubbish picked up by bin collection crews to see if there have been any reductions. If there have been, more points will be awarded!
There’s something for everyone. Other benefits include:
- Competitions – every few weeks members can enter the prize draw with the chance to win fantastic prizes, such as vouchers, iPads, smart watches or TV’s (many of which are eco-friendly, refurbished versions).
- Charitable donations – points can be turned into cash and donated to local schools and community groups to help fund local environmental projects.
- Carbon tracker – some waste reduction activities have a direct saving on carbon emissions. The tracker provides members with a better understanding of how their actions reduce the impact on the planet and help fight climate change. Residents can track progress and will receive badges as a reward for their achievements.
- Zero waste map – members can find places near to them such as refill stations and charity/secondhand shops that will help them reduce, reuse, and recycle more waste in their area.
- Eco shop and rewards – members can explore Greenredeem approved eco-friendly products and access other online discounts and rewards.
Frequently asked questions
What is the new waste initiative?
It’s a new initiative to tackle waste in Elmbridge. The partnership between Elmbridge Borough Council (EBC), Joint Waste Solutions (JWS) and Greenredeem provides residents with a new digital platform that will encourage waste reduction.
The platform provides fun weekly activities (including videos, quizzes, blogs and pledges) with solutions for how to reduce waste at home and out and about. By participating in these activities, you will get rewarded with points. You can then use those points to get something back for yourself or to donate to your community.
How can I sign up?
Please visit Greenredeem to register.
What information do I need to provide to sign up?
In order to join the platform and get your personalised account you will provide a few registration details such as your name, email and address. This way you can be sent relevant local information about how to reduce waste in your area.
How can I earn points?
You can earn points by completing weekly waste reduction activities. You may also receive points if there have been any reductions in the amount of rubbish collected across the borough.
How can I spend points?
You can use your points to donate to your local community group, school or national charity through the donation programmes. You can also enter monthly competitions such as the Prize Draw or reward yourself with discounts on approved eco-friendly and other online products.
How does the carbon tracker work?
Some waste reduction activities have a direct saving on carbon emissions when completed. The carbon tracker gives an approximation of how much carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) your activities will save in the fight against climate change. You can track progress and receive badges as a reward for your achievements.
What are the donation programmes?
There are two types of donation programme that you can donate your points to – Communities and National Charities.
National Charities – You can donate your points to help charities gain a cash grant. Every quarter, the charity with the most amount of points at the end of each phase will receive a cash grant for £1,000.
Communities – Local schools and community groups who apply will be entered into a league table. You will be able to select your chosen school or community group and donate your points, helping move them higher up the league table. They will then be in with a chance of winning a share of £2,500.
What is the Greenredeem prize draw?
Each month you will be able to enter up to two prize draws with the chance to win fantastic prizes, such as vouchers, iPads, smart watches or TVs (many of which are eco-friendly, refurbished versions).
How do I change the address attached to my account?
Please contact the Greenredeem customer care team, they will be able to help:
Email: email@example.com - they aim to respond to your query within 72 hours.
If you'd prefer to write, then send your letter to:
Greenredeem Customer Care,
2 Melford Court, The Havens, Ransomes Europark, Ipswich, Suffolk IP3 9SJ.
Phone: call 0844 409 9490
Please note that calls are charged at 5p per minute plus network extras from a BT Landline. Calls from other networks and mobiles may vary and may cost more
Funding available – apply now for a share of £2,500
Primary schools and community groups across Elmbridge are invited to apply for funding to help tackle waste through a new Community Donations Scheme.
Organisations can apply for funding of up to £2,500 for new projects which positively impact the environment eg will deliver carbon reduction and/or reduce waste/increase recycling. This could be anything from litter picking equipment, re-usable items to planting trees.
The Community Donations Scheme is part of a new initiative between Elmbridge Borough Council and Greenredeem, which is due to launch shortly. The initiative allows residents to sign up to a digital platform that will provide them with tools to make small lifestyle changes that will empower them to reduce their waste. In return, they’ll be awarded points, which can be given to local primary school or community group projects that are part of the Community Donations Scheme. At the end of the programme, the school or community group projects that are donated the most points by residents will receive a share of £2,500.
If you would like to apply please send the following information to LAenquiry@greenredeem.co.uk:
- Name and address of school/community group (registered organisations only e.g. social enterprise)
- Short description of your proposed environmental project (this can be anything that positively impacts the environment, related to waste reduction, recycling or climate change)
- Contact details for the project (name, email, contact number)