Gloucestershire Waste Partnership has recently been successful in securing funding from Defra’s Household Reward and Recognition Fund to trial an incentive scheme to increase recycling.
Gloucestershire scheme, called Community Reward Incentive Scheme (CRIS), will be trialled in Cheltenham, Gloucester, Stroud and
Tewkesbury and will start in March 2012 and finish in November 2012.
Enventure has been commissioned to undertake the research and evaluation part of the project, which has started with a residents survey, participation monitoring and focus groups. Findings from the first phase of research will help develop the project. Early 2013, the project will be evaluated using the same research approach.
Commenting on the recent win, Mark Robinson of Enventure said
“We are really excited to be working on one of the projects funded through
Defra’s Household Reward and Recognition Fund and to be working with the
Partnership once again. This project will be a really interesting project
to work on and will provide some interesting insight into how community
incentives will help increase recycling levels.