Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Behaviour Change for Waste Reduction in the Workplace

March 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm


Are you a sustainability professional or green champion working to reduce waste creation in your organisation?
Do you get frustrated that bins are always contaminated and no-one seems to do the recycling?
Do you need to get the rest of the organisation on board but are struggling with engaging people? 

It can be frustrating when you have gone plastic-free, sort all the recycling and yet other people still keep putting a coffee cup in the wrong bin!

Applying Behaviour Change principles could help you:

  • Understand the barriers and frictions to waste reduction and segregation
  • Identify the motivators and levers for change
  • Communicating in ways that engage the brain

Join Sustainability and Behaviour Change Consultant, Livvy Drake for this 1.5 hour online workshop, where she will show you how behaviour change principles can transform your energy reduction approach with tools that are not just expensive retrofitting.

You will learn about:

  • Tried and tested mechanisms used in other workplaces
  • Behavioural science frameworks to use as checklists for your ideas and interventions – COM- B Model

This will be an interactive workshop with time for you to apply the concepts to your own energy reduction challenges

Recording and slides are available if you can’t join live.

Accessible pricing

To make these sessions accessible there is tiered pricing with suggestions for different types of organisations. Thank you for paying the price point you can afford. This will support the scholarship places and the charity that is receiving 10% of the proceeds.

Live Energy Reduction session
+ Pre-recorded 1.5 hour Behaviour Change Theory training (Worth £39)
  • Corporate = £79
  • SME’s & Non-Profits = £59
  • Solopreneur/Consultants = £49

Get more behaviour change insights from these recommended pre-records to get more impact in your workplace.

“Really fantastic session, lots to get busy with in terms of infrastructure & comms at the college to improve recycling! Thank you – Ian Poyser (CIWM workshop attendee)


Behaviour Change Theory for Environmental Changemakers (included with every order)

To get the most out of this workshop, it is recommended to watch the Behaviour Change Theory for Changemakers recording so you have a grounding in the theory to apply in the live session.

Understanding your Audience’s Behaviour

How can you change behaviour if you haven’t walked in your audience’s shoes? Watch the replay to understand how to segment your audiences and understand more about their motivations and barriers to change.

*Get this add-on for just £10 at checkout
Developing an Initiative

You will come away with practical tools used by designers and behavioural psychologists to get into the day-to-day lives of the people you want to engage and identify opportunities for interventions and communications.

*Buy the bundle for £20 at checkout

Join the 6-month training programme: Behaviour Change for Sustainability Professionals 

Each month we will cover a different impact area (energy, waste, travel, food, nature, communications) and behaviour change model n interactive sessions designed for sustainability professionals and consultants working on organisational environmental change.

Waste is the second workshop in this programme

By signing up for 6 months you get a discount on each session plus additional planning sessions for your own workplace.

The sessions will run every 2nd Wednesday in the month from February to August.

Corporate: £441 (£73.50 each session)
SME’s & Non-Profits: £313 (£52.10 each session)
Solopreneurs & Consultants: £249 (£41.50 each session)

More details here 

About the trainer

Lead Sidekick Livvy Drake has been working with the principles of behaviour change since 2015 when she started working on waste and plastics campaigns.

As a Sustainability practitioner, she identified that fellow sustainability leads and environmentalists were limiting the impact of their work by falling into the traps of assuming awareness raising was enough to drive change, or communicating their own values and drivers and being frustrated when others didn’t respond like they did.

Since 2018 Livvy has been delivering online and face-to-face behaviour change training. Clients include: Arla Foods, Chartered Institute of Waste Managers, Travel West, Staffordshire Business and Environment Network), Oxford Instruments Plasma, Bristol Waste, Bachy Solentoche.

CWIM Waste workshop
“Livvy recently ran a workshop aimed at waste and recycling related behaviours for CIWM (Chartered Institute of Waste Management) and to say it was a valuable is an understatement, her extensive knowledge and thought provoking perspectives on the topic, were insightful and gave everyone plenty to take away and apply.” – Sarah Ottaway – Suez

10% to provide a food hub to redistribute surplus food

Compliments of The House, a community-led food redistribution charity working to cut food waste in Britain.

Not only do they provide food, tackling food insecurity head on, they also save food waste from needlessly going to landfill. Anyone can access the service for however long they need.

They are currently fundraising for a permenant hub.


There is a scholarship programme available for people working in grass-roots community organisations. Please email through the contact box to get a free place.


Photo credit: Unsplash


March 20
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Event Categories:




Livvy Drake – Sustainable Sidekicks
View Organiser Website

Share this post


Enter your town/city or event subject…

Join our newsletter