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.
As we get ready for the Lent Plastic Challenge,today’s blog is all about the environmental impacts of plastics throughout it’s lifecycle. Where does plastic come from? Plastic is made from crude oil, which is mined/drilled around the world. Oil is a fossil fuel, meaning it was created thousands of years ago from fossil refinement and Read More
At Green Livvy we are getting ready for the Lent Plastic Challenge. Lent starts on 18th February, so not long now! We have received lots of questions and queries from our followers on why they should do it and what it entails. So in these blogs we will outline a number of issues with plastics Read More