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Right Stuff Right Bin #RecycleWeek23rd Sat Sep 17
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
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.
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.
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
On the first anniversary of the successful single-use plastic bag charge, Friends of the Earth calls on the government, businesses and consumers to turn their attention to reducing other waste. The popularity of the plastic bag charge also means that … Continue reading
The response to the petition to end coffee cup waste has been huge. We are piling on the pressure for action. But we don’t want to leave it at that. I’d love to know what you think should come next … Continue reading
We’ve reduced plastic bag waste – let’s do the same for coffee cup waste and recycle takeaway coffee cups. Coffee chains are being hypocritcal when they claim their cups are recyclable.
Did you know up to 2.5 billion coffee cups are chucked away every year? That’s a lot of forest going in the bin. And while some cafes do their bit to promote re-usable and recyclable cups, action is needed to … Continue reading
More and more cosmetics contain microbeads, tiny plastic beads. These microplastics are a hazard to our environment. It can be hard to determine if a product contains these microbeads. The North Sea Foundation (Stichting de Noordzee) and the Plastic Soup … Continue reading
The short answer: We now recycle nearly half of our household waste because of EU legislation. Back in the early 1990s we hardly recycled any of our rubbish. Almost all of it just went to landfill.