CommunityR4C is a community-led initiative to provide economic, social and environmental benefits for Gloucestershire by treating our waste as a valuable resource rather than burning or burying it.

Our main aim is to help build an advanced, commercially sustainable recovery and recycling plant which can turn more than 90% of the county’s waste into valuable materials for sale and re-use.

Community R4C is a registered Community Benefit Society with long-term charitable objectives as follows:

The Protection and the Preservation of the environment for the public benefit by: 
(a) The promotion of waste reduction, re-use, reclamation, recycling, the use of recycled products, and the use of surplus.
(b) Advancing the education of the public about all aspects of waste generation, waste management, waste recycling and the circular economy
(c) The promotion of such other activities and initiatives that contribute to and stimulate the development of a local circular resource economy.

Once the recycling plant is running, a percentage of its profit will create an ongoing income stream to Community R4C to fulfil these objects in the community.

What is the Circular Economy?

Here’s a very good video from Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Hopefully this will help explain things.