Talks

Community talks

The education team from the BDR Waste Treatment Facility are able to offer a range of talks to community groups both in person and virtually.  To find out more or book a talk, see the topics available below.  If you would like a talk for a young people’s group please see our section on school visits. These can all be offered to community groups.

The BDR Waste Treatment Facility

Have you ever wanted to know more about what happens to your leftover household waste? In this talk we explain what happens to your waste and the benefits that this brings to our communities.

This talk can be delivered in person at our Visitor Centre or your group’s usual meeting place, or virtually through a range of different platforms to suit your needs. If you would like the flexibility for members to find out more at their own pace, you can view a pre-recorded presentation about the facility below.

Love Food Hate Waste

Nearly a fifth of all the food we buy in the UK ends up in our bins, costing us on average £700 per household per year in the UK. Would you like to know more about why we waste food, how we can cut back on food waste and save ourselves a little money as well? We aim to give you an insight into why we have food waste, what we can all do to reduce it, and answer questions on specific foods to help you store them better or for longer, use them up in time and get the most from them.

This talk can be delivered in person at our Visitor Centre or your group’s usual meeting place or virtually through a range of different platforms to suit your needs. If you would like the flexibility for members to find out more at their own pace you can view a pre-recorded presentation about the Love Food Hate Waste campaign, packed full of tips, below.

Check out our virtual talk about the Love Food Hate Waste compaign below.

Love Your Clothes

From autumn 2020 we will also be able to offer a talk on the Love Your Clothes campaign and some simple ideas of how you can make the most of your wardrobe, hints and tips on running clothes swaps and some simple upcycling ideas that anyone can try at home.

Check out our virtual talk about the Love Your Clothes campaign below.

How to arrange a talk

If you would like to arrange a talk, we will work with you to accommodate your usual meeting time and day where we can. We are also happy to discuss your needs if you have a different waste related topic in mind.

Please get in-touch with the following information:

  • Talk type: Virtual / in person at the BDR Visitor Centre / in person at your venue
  • Talk subject: BDR Waste Treatment Facility / Love Food Hate Waste
  • Usual meeting day, time and address / preferred day, time and address
  • Number of people
  • Contact details to discuss your requirements

Once you have this information please get in touch with the Community Education Liaison Team 

Find out more about the BDR Waste Treatment Facility

Find out more about Love Food Hate Waste

Find out more about Love Your Clothes