TT Brixton Waste Group Meeting 10 November 2008
Present: Sophie U -TTBrixton Waste, ex WEN waste prevention and journalist Hannah â€“ Brixton Remade/ background in design / writes materials Lynda â€“ interested in waste / recycling â€“ lives Herne Hill Duncan â€“ TT Brixton Tim â€“ intern at Forum for the Future and policy experience of packaging James â€“ LCRN recently joined / ex Ministry of Sound â€“ mattress recycling Mitchell – urban marketing at Melanin partnership Sophie B â€“ TV Producer from Balham, interested in all things green Katerina â€“ interested in waste oil
Various points of interest from people including food waste, waste oil and creating a repair / shop resource centre. We decided to merge Brixton Remade with Brixton Waste as two aims are similar / overlapping â€“ aim of both is creating zero waste Brixton and making this attractive to all. Brixton Remade is a good brand for Zero Waste Brixton and introduces an element of creativity (using peopleâ€™s skills) Points discussed included the following: 1. Not just a middle class project â€“ this project must include and benefit all sections of community 2. Asking people what they want rather than telling them 3. We need to scope out whatâ€™s already there and work with it eg the council (Sally Prentice, head of waste), Veolia 4. Itâ€™s not just things, but people who are resources and must not be wasted 5. Katerina said that Camden have a successful oil reuse project we could learn from 6. Matthew at LCRN interested in repair centre â€“ would be first of its kind 7. The repair centre would also create jobs and help community members share post-oil skills (esp people who are not normally valued) 8. Duncan pointed out we must vision the future first, and then plan practical steps 9. We also discussed holding a wider community open space meeting where we plan a zero waste Brixton as part of a community 10. It was suggested that there are 3 stages, which overlap but emerge roughly in the following order: 1 â€“ visioning where weâ€™d like to end up (zero waste Brixton and what that would involve in practice); 2 â€“ mapping out where we are now; 3 â€“ building partnerships and pathways to get from from â€˜hereâ€™ to â€˜thereâ€™.
Actions: Directory â€“ Sophie B and Tim to research what waste / reuse facilities and businesses already exist. We will list these in a directory which we will upload onto the TTB website. Draft Development Plan â€“ Mitchell to draft a 6 month draft development plan Long term vision â€“ Hannah to plan and facilitate visioning session at next meeting, and consider how to engage wider community in visioning Briefing â€“ Sophie U to write 1 page briefing about what weâ€™re doing and what the waste issues are Creative packaging scenarios â€“ Tim to forward / summarise report James to feedback to Matthew at LCRN