Congratulations to our Bin Slimmers!

Slim Your Bin nominated for National Recycling Award

Today we’re celebrating that our campaign with Warwickshire County Council has been nominated for a National Recycling Award!

What is ‘Slim Your Bin’?

Launched in 2016, Slim Your Bin encourages residents from Warwickshire’s five Boroughs and Districts to become ‘Bin Slimmers’.

Slim Your Bin delivers recycling guidance alongside the online platform and app. Firstly, through an ongoing communications campaign. Secondly, through gamification in the style of performance leader boards and competition. Thirdly, through incentives in the form of community and individual rewards. This combination works to create ongoing momentum and embed lasting positive change around household waste and recycling.

On a weekly basis 45% of members report they recycle everything they can. In addition, other popular activities include food waste and textiles recycling. The initiative helps to raise awareness among residents, and, most importantly, provides practical advice and information on how to reduce waste.

How successful has it been?

It is estimated that over 13,599kg of food waste has been diverted from rubbish to recycling through the programme. 45% of members are recycling every material possible (paper, card, tins, plastic, aerosols, foil and glass). They are diverting over 30% of materials from their rubbish bin and saving over 13,035kg of recyclable materials from disposal to-date. Based on reports to the ‘Junk Mail’ activity, at least 80,000 pieces of junk mail have been avoided. As a result, these savings from reduced waste disposal costs ensure the campaign can be sustained financially. Additional funding has also been generated for local community projects, recognising and awarding the achievements of residents and raising the profile of recycling in the community.

Looking for ways to engage your residents?

We’ve been working with local authorities across the UK for almost a decade, helping them to engage their residents and create behaviour change. Whilst Slim Your Bin focuses on waste minimisation, we have delivered programmes with focuses on food waste reduction, increasing recycling, minimising contamination and much more.

Check out our Case Studies for more detail on how we’ve helped engage residents!

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Bethany Fruen

Head of Communications

Bethany Fruen

Since joining Jump fresh out of university back in 2013 I’ve seen many changes in the way we communicate – both as a company and more widely within the sustainability industry. The current shift of sustainability to the mainstream is accelerating at a pace and it’s exciting to be part of this step change.  The insight I get from individual participants in our client programmes is invaluable as it helps me figure out the best way to get our messages across.

My team and I use digital communications to recognise individual and team success, providing information in a fun, meaningful way that encourages people to take action. It’s about creating a feedback loop where people see that their actions are having an impact and this is very powerful in creating positive change within an organisation.

 

Graham Simmonds

Chief Executive

Graham Simmonds

As CEO of Jump I lead a talented team of professionals committed to sustainability and wellness.  For much of my 35 year career I’ve been immersed in environmental issues, particularly how to engage people in practical action.  Previously I built Trees for Cities from start-up to a global, award-winning charity as its founding chief executive, and I loved developing new initiatives such as The Edible Playground and the Million Trees Campaign.  

In 2011 I set up Jump as I felt organisations large and small want to motivate action amongst their people around wellbeing and the planet, and a professional team dedicated to this purpose would help them accelerate their journey.  I’m also proud to chair the Reward Gateway Foundation which supports organisations and projects that address inequality and disadvantage, with the ultimate mission of making the world a better, fairer, safer and more equal place to work.