The National Park Authority administers Sustainable Development Fund grants in Pembrokeshire. To read summary details of the projects supported by the fund, choose a project title from the list below.
Wise up on Waste
The Darwin Centre secured SDF support to develop and deliver a new educational programme called ‘Wise up on Waste’, to expand its already broad and highly successful portfolio. Using their tried and tested package of hands on experience and carefully designed engaging workshops they plan to take groups on a journey of understanding and appreciation of one of Pembrokeshire’s (and the world’s) most important and current sustainability issues, viz waste and what we do with it. ‘Wise up on Waste’ will be developed and then delivered, in partnership with Withyhedge landfill site and Pembrokeshire County Council’s (PCC’s) Waste Awareness Officer, to approximately 500 people over two years. Through site visits, participants will learn about the landfill process and the processing of the ‘Orange’ recycling bags. Methods of separating recyclable materials will be demonstrated, leading to an appreciation of why certain plastics are recycled and some not and the issue of value/demand affecting the market for recycled goods. A follow up workshop will explore the production of commercial plastics, including a hands-on experiment making plastic from milk and vinegar, which will help groups to understand that the process uses vast amounts of oil (fossil fuel). The inert organic plastic made by individuals can be moulded into a biodegradable key ring for them to take away. Participants will also be given an item (pencil, rubber) that has been made from recycled material aimed at drawing attention to the types of product that recycled plastics end up making.
Project Total Cost: £12,789.00
Grant Awarded: £5,600.00