In 2019, Telford & Wrekin Council declared a climate emergency. It is now working, along with partners, to go carbon neutral by 2030 – and to reduce single-use plastic across the council by 2023!


As our population increases, so does the demand for products.  Unfortunately industrial processes and increased production rates have a negative impact on our environment and cause increased emissions. 

We can do more to help address this by changing our methods and practices and becoming more resource efficient.  This could be (for example) through the use of modern technology, using smarter energy systems, improving waste management and recycling services, and changing the materials we use.

Actions we have identified in this area include:



Timeframe For Delivery

Organisation to lead on Delivery


Promote the use of recycling services and waste options according to what is best for the environment

0-2 years

Veolia and Telford & Wrekin Council 


Borough businesses to share their environmental improvement plans

0-2 years

Borough businesses


Support, expand and promote the borough’s existing repair cafes – where tools and materials are available to fix broken goods, rather than throwing them away.

2-5 years

Transition Telford


Develop some advice and guidance on eliminating waste. Focus on Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle and use key messages from this in ongoing campaigns and on the Sustainable Telford website.

1 year



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