26th February to 9th April Are you trying to reduce your plastics as an individual and need some inspiration? Perhaps you have ‘nailed it’ and want to get your friends, family and teammates engaged without being ‘preachy’. Or you just fancy doing more than giving up chocolate this Lent. So why not suggest you all Read More
If you have ever started a diet, or told yourself you are never eating sugar or chocolate again, you will know how tough it can be and how all you think about is the forbidden items. This can be the same, if you try to make changes to your lifestyle for the environment, like going Read More
If you want to cut down on your plastics but feel a bit overwhelmed and not sure where to start then the Lent Plastic Challenge is for you. We host a group on Facebook, tips on Twitter and Instagram. Each week there is a different theme and items to focus on, so you can build Read More
A symptom of our time-poor convenience-driven lifestyles is disposable packaging as we treat ourselves to pre-packed meals, Amazon deliveries and takeaways. So it is no co-incidence that when you look in the recycling bins on bin day they are overflowing and “single-use” was named the Collins word of 2018. If like me, you have consciously Read More
Do you ever wonder?
Why is recycling and particularly plastic recycling so complicated? Is waste to energy a better solution to landfill? Why aren’t producers responsible for the packaging that ends up in our bin? What is the Government doing about it?
Well ‘The Tipping Point: Where does our waste go?‘ will answer all these questions and more. This will be a chance to:
- Get an understanding on what recycling really means for many products and materials.
- Understand about the plants and countries where our waste gets processed and how this affects their end of life.
- Plus all the developments and positive changes that are afoot to readdress the materials ending up on our shelves in the first instance.
After the wonderful feedback and engagement we have had in previous years we will be facilitating another Lent Plastic Challenge from Wednesday 1st March to Sunday 15th April. The challenge is a positive one, choose one or two items to find alternatives to each week. And you are not alone. There is a supportive Facebook Read More
Healthy City Week is an inspirational week of activities and events that join the dots between sustainability , health and wellbeing. There is literally something for everyone from babies to elders, workers to walkers, from Avonmouth to Southmead and everywhere in between. And as I have been involved with the project, and the generous contributors I have Read More
As an environmentally conscious individual, it often doesn’t feel enough just to try and live a low carbon lifestyle when you hear about all the atrocities of large corporations and the complicity of Governments. The question I often have, and many of my friends is “cliktavism, marches ; protests -what can we do to Read More
In the midst of the COP 21 talks in Paris, I walked through Swindon station on a Sunday evening, and was stopped in my tracks by the above banner. Many thoughts ran through my head as I tried to fathom the objective of Birmingham University, in advocating their professors as heroes saving the UK from Read More
It’s that time again, Summer festivals and holidays and as we get ready for Glastonbury and a summer of excursions we thought we would share some of our tips which reduce the packaging waste as well as lightening your heavy load ( more room for fancydress). Drinks Take a large empty water canister, camel packs Read More