Cornwall Waste Action (CWA) is a key Community Waste Sector organisation, operating throughout Cornwall, working with a wide range of organisations to promote greater environmental awareness through the sustainable use of resources.
The organisation was established in 2002 as a ‘not for private profit company’ limited by guarantee, by a group of environmentalists and representatives from charitable organisations with the original purpose of finding community based solutions to Cornwall’s developing waste problems.
CWA has an established Board of Directors and dedicated staff, all of whom are committed to the aims and objectives of the organisation. The Co-ordinator, Guy Doncaster, has had significant experience working in the voluntary sector on environmental projects and is responsible for all CWA operational activity, including project management and consultancy services as well as partnership developments and collaborative work with other organisations. The CWA Board membership includes senior managers from other voluntary sector organisations active in Cornwall; the CWA Directors are accountable for strategic development and the organisation’s governance.
CWA Aims and Objectives
- Advance environmental actions and community initiatives that enable resource efficiency
- Work in collaboration with other organisations to facilitate sustainability
- Increase awareness of the social and environmental challenges of climate change and resource depletion
- Provide opportunities for communities to take practical action towards effective resource management
- Develop project partnerships and collaboration on innovative outreach work on a wide range of environmental activities
- Provide services and advice to individuals, communities and businesses on sustainable resource use