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      October Waste campaign meeting

      We held the October Waste campaign meeting this Wednesday during which we discussed our findings about Manchester take-away businesses and planned future actions. To recap, our campaign focuses on single-use items in local take-aways. The aim is to influence businesses … Continue reading

      15th Oct 2017
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      Government plan for plastic bottle deposit scheme welcomed

      Gove investigates deposit scheme for drinks plastic bottles – but stays silent on tougher action on bee-harming pesticides.

      2nd Oct 2017
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      Tesco decision to replace single-use bags with bags for life welcomed

      Responding to news that Tesco is to replace single use carrier bags with a new ‘Bag for Life’, Friends of the Earth campaigner Henry Chown said: “We’re delighted Tesco is replacing disposable bags with bags for life – we hope … Continue reading

      8th Aug 2017
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      Highlights from the second Waste Campaign meeting: Zero Waste, plastics as main focus and first steps – surveying local food take-away businesses

      Following June’s meeting during which we identified six potential campaign goals, we held a meeting with the aim to discuss these ideas to narrow down our focus further and start working towards our goals.

      22nd Jul 2017
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      Beat the bottle (CPRE)

      By Sam Harding, CPRE Litter Programme Director If you’re that way inclined, there are many places you can see the results of our bad habits with used drinks containers, largely because people aren’t selective about where they throw them. The … Continue reading

      6th Mar 2017
      
      	

      Ask your supermarket to take action on packaging waste

      1 billion black plastic food trays go to landfill each year. Let’s fix this. We were shocked to hear that billions of the “recyclable” black plastic trays used for many ready meals and other food items end up in landfill.

      2nd Feb 2017
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      £13 billion of edible food needlessly thrown away

      Responding to new figures, published today [Tuesday 10 January 2017] by WRAP revealing that £13 billion of edible food was needlessly thrown away from homes in 2015, Friends of the Earth food campaigner Kierra Box said: “While people live in food … Continue reading

      10th Jan 2017
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      Send your own Christmas E-cards …..

      If you missed the Christmas post don’t worry! You’re only a few clicks away from sending your own Christmas E-cards to your loved ones. They’re free, simple to use and completely environmentally friendly. Give it a try now.

      22nd Dec 2016
      
      	

      12 tips for a tasty and planet-friendly Christmas: 5: Prepare for the new year

      Whatever you’re eating this Christmas, make sure it tastes great – and is great for our environment too.  Christmas is a big moment for food lovers everywhere. This year, we’ve collected up 12 incredible tips to make your festive traditions even more special – … Continue reading

      18th Dec 2016
      
      	

      12 tips for a tasty and planet-friendly Christmas: 4: Shop to impress this Christmas

      Whatever you’re eating this Christmas, make sure it tastes great – and is great for our environment too.  Christmas is a big moment for food lovers everywhere. This year, we’ve collected up 12 incredible tips to make your festive traditions even more special – … Continue reading

      17th Dec 2016
      
      	

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