There is often a lot of confusion when it comes to compostable packaging, the way to dispose of it and the actual meaning of the word. This post will hopefully help clarify slightly. Definitions Degradable: Used for a product that … Continue reading
Football is the biggest game in town. But as the most watched and wealthiest sports competition in the world, the Premier League also generates a lot of plastic waste. Continue reading
Today (29 July) marks the date that all of earth’s natural resources will be used up for the year – overshooting what can be replenished by more than five months. The day keeps creeping earlier in the year – in 2019 overshoot day is the earliest it’s ever fallen. Continue reading
There used to be one rule: don’t take anything you’re not prepared to lose or damage, but 2019 festivals are all about getting drastic on plastic. Continue reading
Friends of the Earth calls on Michael Gove to introduce legislation covering all unnecessary plastics, not just a handful of items. Reacting to DEFRA’s announcement on the ban of plastic cotton buds, straws and stirrers, Emma Priestland, plastics campaigner at … Continue reading
The government publishes annual statistics on waste collected by local authorities. What does this tell us about our household waste in Greater Manchester? Continue reading
Today (17 May) the UK has used up all its natural resources for the year – overshooting what the earth can replenish by more than six months. Friends of the Earth warns that we must “think again about how we … Continue reading
Plastic is almost inescapable. Asking people to avoid plastic just isn’t realistic unless we get tough on the companies producing it. Continue reading
Despite the rain we had a depressingly successful litter pick at Chorlton Brook on Saturday clearing away loads of stuff that had been dumped – half of which can be recycled. Continue reading
Inland waterways must be routinely monitored for microplastic pollution New research  by Bangor University and Friends of the Earth has found microplastic pollution in some of Britain’s most iconic and remote rivers and lakes.
People across the UK are being urged to take the #DrasticOnPlastic Timer Challenge and find out how long they can go without using pointless plastic.