With the silly season upon us and thoughts turning to Christmas gifts we thought a few hints from the green Christmas elf wouldn’t go astray! Over the next 12 days we will posting some Christmas gift ideas that are a … Continue reading
Friday 27 November is a nightmare for the indecisive among us. On one hand it’s Black Friday and that means the discount-fuelled, frenzied start of the Christmas shopping season.
The 5p plastic bag tax, which is being introduced in England today (Monday 5 October 2015), will significantly reduce the billions of one-use bags handed out in England every year, but should be extended to smaller stores, says Friends of the … Continue reading
The Pope’s recent encyclical could have been the mission statement of a new movement championing an economic model based on social, economic and climate justice.
We waste 200 tonnes of e-waste in Europe every day. In Europe, we throw away 200,000 kilograms of electronic waste every day. Each day that Frans Timmermans waits to introduce a new bill for a circular economy, our mountain of … Continue reading
A new report today from Friends of the Earth estimates for the first time how much land and water well-known brands such as Apple, Kraft and Gap use in a year, and what’s needed to manufacture some of the products … Continue reading
Look around you. What do you see? Stuff, right? Lots of manufactured stuff.
Closed Loop Recycling (CLR), a major recycling company in Dagenham, is state of the art. But the future of this innovative plant, and of the 120 people who work there, hangs in the balance.
A year ago this week, the tranquil calm of the Paraguayan community of Luz Bella was shattered by the sound of rubber bullets and acrid clouds of teargas. Police were firing on demonstrators, mostly made up of local farmers, leaving … Continue reading