Enventure’s experience with students secures Bristol contract

Aug 19, 2010

Bristol City Council has commissioned Enventure to carry out a campaign of door to door engagement with students living in the Bishopston, Redland and Cotham Neighbourhood in order to promote the proper use of the Council’s waste and recycling services.

By consulting with student residents via a face to face methodology, Enventure hopes to improve recycling participation and the levels of street cleanliness in the area. In addition to doorstep engagement, Enventure will be carrying out visual monitoring of streets before and after the campaign to assess levels of street cleanliness and recycling participation, allowing the engagement’s success to be evaluated.

Commenting on the recent contract award, Matt Thurman, Research Executive said “We’ve previously engaged with students on recycling issues so it will be great to do this again in another area. It can be hard to get students to take responsibility for their waste and recycling when they might be sharing with a number of other students and only be living in a property for a short time, but we think a face to face approach like this can have a big impact on their recycling habits.”