Tante Netty, a local social collective of artists and designers, organises a contest about the waste nuisance in Bennekel.
It’s not uncommon that garbage bags are placed next to already full containers. And if one bag is placed next to a container, more bags will follow soon.
To act on the waste nuisance, Tante Netty came up with a container contest. The neighbourhood is divided into two teams. Both teams need to prevent garbage bags from being placed next to containers. For each garbage bag placed next to a container, the corresponding team gets negative points. Both local residents and Tante Netty participate to score the points.
The creator of the initiative, Roos de Bruijn says: “I hope that this competition will lead to mutual understanding among neighbours and the awareness that they are jointly responsible for a clean neighbourhood”. Based on conversations with local residents, Tante Netty wants to investigate the reasons.
Earlier, the initiative was successfully launched in the Rochus neighbourhood of Eindhoven and also in a neighbourhood in Rotterdam. The initiative is supported by the Municipality of Eindhoven and Culture Eindhoven.