MEPs have today voted to toughen up proposed new company transparency rules to make large companies report annually on risks their operations pose to communities and the natural world, such as accidents, pollution and human rights.
Greater Manchester campaigners thanked Arlene McCarthy MEP for backing tough action to make companies come clean about their effect on people and the environment in a meeting in Manchester today.
MEPs must resist pressure from corporate lobbyists and UK ministers and close loopholes in new company transparency rules, a coalition of charities including Friends of the Earth is urging today. It comes on the day MEPs debate crucial amendments to … Continue reading
Recycle for Greater Manchester has teamed up with Junk Shop Manchester to deliver Free Sew Recycled classes across Greater Manchester.
Recycle for Greater Manchester’s award winning upcycled fashion show returns to Manchester on the evening of the 20th November at MOSI (Museum of Science & Industry).
Commenting on plans to introduce a 5p charge for plastic bags in England, due to be unveiled later today by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg at the Lib Dem annual conference, Friends of the Earth’s Policy and Campaigns Director, Craig … Continue reading
We have just six days to call on the EU to help us all recycle more. European Ministers are reviewing targets for recycling rates across Europe. Right now the target is for 50 per cent of our waste to be recycled by … Continue reading
This year’s horse meat scandal highlighted just how easy it is for things to go wrong when companies don’t know exactly how their products are made. But horse meat is just the tip of the iceberg. Samsung says it had … Continue reading
This has been a bit of a crazy week. In the last few days Nokia, Sony, Blackberry, Motorola and LG have all publicly accepted that their phones are likely to contain forest-trashing tin from Bangka Island. And I think I … Continue reading
Responding to a change in Apple’s ‘supplier responsibility’ page which says the company has led a fact-finding visit to Bangka Island, Indonesia to learn more about tin mining, Friends of the Earth campaigner Julian Kirby said: “Unlike Samsung and Philips, … Continue reading
Apple is still refusing to admit to customers that its products contain tin that’s destroying tropical forests, killing coral and wrecking the lives of communities in Indonesia, Friends of the Earth reveals today.
EMERGE works with the National Community Wood Recycling scheme collecting redundant wood from construction companies. We now provide a wood waste collection service across the North West and neighbouring area.
Did you know that Europe buries or burns 60 per cent of our valuable resources? This is a shocking waste of both materials and money, and causes a devastating effect on the environment. We want to stop Europe just throwing … Continue reading
John Dennis introduces Manchester’s new supplier of sustainable wood products. At a time when the UK Government is subsidising large-scale biomass electricity generation, potentially putting woodland at risk, and firewood and wood pellets are being shipped in from eastern Europe … Continue reading
The European Environment Agency (EEA) is launching a new competition for artistic depictions of waste in Europe. Each European generates approximately half a tonne of household waste on average. A lot of this so-called waste is actually a useful resource, … Continue reading
It’s time to turn up the heat on Apple. Friends of the Earth supporters have already forced its biggest rival, Samsung, to confirm that it uses forest-trashing tin in its products. But Apple is still refusing to go public about … Continue reading
Increasing the level of recycling and reducing the amount waste going to landfill have been a long-running campaign focus for Friends of the Earth both nationally and locally. Our key campaign targets include: higher recycling targets for England (e.g. for … Continue reading
EMERGE Recycling are trialling the recycling of Tetra Pak plastic lids (the pouring mechanism) and the plastic tops from milk bottles. [UPDATE: UNFORTUNATELY THIS TRIAL SCHEME HAS FINISHED – BUT YOU CAN STILL RECYCLE PLASTIC BOTTLE TOPS AND TETRA-PAK LIDS … Continue reading