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The climate change and sustainability strategy

Waste and litter

The council is on track to a zero carbon waste fleet by 2030. We have also minimised the waste generated by residents, businesses and visitors and are increasing the proportion of waste collected by the council that is recycled.


Refill connect people to places they can eat, drink and shop without the pointless packaging.

Refill - life with less plastic

Plastic free communities

A community network tackling single-use plastic from beaches & green spaces.

Plastic free communities

Huge boost for district recycling in Lewes

A council review of waste and recycling facilities at every block of flats in Lewes district has led to over 100,000 litres of additional recycling capacity being created.

Eurostat: Greenhouse gas emissions from waste

Between 1995 and 2017, greenhouse gas emissions from waste in the EU have fallen by 42%.


UN Climate Change: Reducing Emissions - Companies and Organizations

Reduction measures for companies' or organisations' greenhouse gas emitting activities.

UN - Climate Change

Report by Imperial College London: Centre for Environmental Policy

An exploration of the resource sector's greenhouse gas emissions in the UK and its potential to reduce the carbon shortfall in the UK 4th and 5th carbon budgets.

Imperial College London - greenhouse gas report