KWRnet -

Stimulating wider participation in reducing waste in Kirklees and promoting the circular economy

Participate in the conversation about the future of our waste in Kirklees.

The focus of this network is on waste minimisation, re-use and recycling.  We want to develop it to carry on the conversations we started at our conference in December 2019 – “Our Waste? The Future” – at the University of Huddersfield.

We learnt about the implications of the new National Waste Strategy within Kirklees – for minimising waste, promoting resource efficiency and creating a local circular economy.

We discussed partnership solutions to reduce, reuse and recycle waste. We agreed that community and third sector organisations should have a growing role, working together with the council and businesses.

Finally, it was clear that we needed to focus on the importance of influencing behaviour to reduce and re-use waste, as well as to recycle. The way we manage our waste is going to change a lot over the next five years.

Help to connect the different “players” in tackling our waste by networking on KWRnet. 



What is on this website?

News and information about projects in and around Kirklees that contribute to waste minimisation, re-use, recycling and waste education

Speaker presentations and reports from the conference held in December 2019

Details of volunteering or work opportunities, workshops and seminars on waste

Who are we?

This web site is managed by Environment Kirklees – a not for profit company. Run by volunteer directors with a core of part-time paid project workers and a part-time administrator, the company depends on grants and sponsorship to fund its projects

What do we do?

Environment Kirklees delivers conservation and waste projects and organises Green Drinks in Huddersfield

Green Drinks >

The oldest project is Greenstreams, which has its origins in the 1990s.

Greenstreams >