‘Talking Rubbish in Moss Side’, Manchester

Exploring the problem of litter in the streets and alleys of a deprived neighbourhood with a large student population.

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‘Talking rubbish in Moss Side’

Exploring the problem of litter / rubbish in the streets and alleys of a deprived neighbourhood with a large student population. Research report with recommendations. April 2018.

This research project was carried out jointly by local residents in Moss Side, Manchester, who are part of the ‘Upping It’ project, and by a social scientist at the University of Manchester’s Sustainable Consumption Institute.

The project is about local residents’ experience of the local environment and in particular the issue of rubbish and recycling, and what can be done about it.  The project is a small pilot for a potentially larger project in the future if it produces useful results.

From the experience of local people, the report offers potentially valuable comments, insights and recommendations for the universities and Manchester City Council.

Comments from participants are reported in confidence, without using personal names or street names.