Case Study:

Delivery of Training to Young People

Delivery of training to young people

‘Think Circular and Complete the Picture’

The Challenge

To demonstrate how circular economy principles and strategies significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). By creating an interactive series of online workshops we set out the current state of food waste in Ireland and illustrating how thinking circular can transform the way we shop, prepare and use food in the future.


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The Why

To heighten the awareness of young people. Young people can play an important role in sparking a shift to a fundamentally different food system in which we move beyond, simply reducing avoidable food waste to designing out the concept of ‘waste’ altogether.


The Way We Helped


1.  Knowledge Transfer

We visited schools within a number of counties in order to share current knowledge and to inspire change. It was important to carry out this project in a number of counties in close succession in order to have an effective impact on local communities. Young people communicate via social media ‘in the present’. This method of communication delivers the knowledge gained from ‘Think Circular and Complete the Picture’ in the way that young people do and not in the older conventional way.


2. Visionary Message

The world could feed the entire projected population growth alone, by becoming more efficient in the way it addresses food waste, while also ensuring the survival of wild animals, birds and fish on earth.


3. Sowing Seeds for Success

‘Think Circular and Complete the Picture’ gave young people the skill set to go about tackling this issue in their own homes and communities in order to develop a more sustainable future for themselves and for all living creatures.


The Impact

Pupils, as the generation of the future are the most important people to reach when addressing change in behaviour. Young people were encouraged to think critically and adopt a proactive attitude to food waste by increasing their knowledge about the reasons for climate change and the impact food waste has on it. This was achieved by directing pupils towards specific options of action that are within their sphere of influence.