Waste & Resources

Since its invention, the production of plastic has been growing almost exponentially. Today, 4 percent of the world’s oil goes directly toward its production, with another 4 percent being used to supply the necessary energy to produce plastic.

That alone makes plastic a material that isn’t particularly environmentally friendly. Furthermore, a lot of plastic is used to make disposable products rather than lasting ones. Half of the 300 million tons of plastic produced each year is used only once.

CURRENT ACTIVITIES: Waste&Resources


EVENTS

Events are labelled using the following key: MFoE Organising MFoE Attending
          
Aug 2019
31st
11:00am-
2:00pm
Moss Side Repair Café @ Boiler House

Moss Side Repair Café @ Boiler House

31st Sat Aug 19
Boiler House

Boiler House
Sep 2019
3rd
7:00pm-
8:30pm
Manchester Friends of the Earth waste campaign and Plastic Free GM meeting

Manchester Friends of the Earth waste campaign and Plastic Free GM meeting

3rd Tue Sep 19
Green Fish Resource Centre

An event organised by Manchester FoE Organised by Manchester FoE.

Green Fish Resource Centre
An event organised by Manchester FoE
Sep 2019
14th
1:00pm-
4:00pm
Clothes Swap – Chorlton (hosted by Stitched Up)

Clothes Swap – Chorlton (hosted by Stitched Up)

14th Sat Sep 19
Wilbraham St Ninian's United Reformed Church

Wilbraham St Ninian's United Reformed Church
Sep 2019
16th
1:00pm-
4:00pm
Plastic Free Monday X Lush (hosted by BrewDog Outpost Manchester and LUSH UK)

Plastic Free Monday X Lush (hosted by BrewDog Outpost Manchester and LUSH UK)

16th Mon Sep 19
BrewDog Outpost Manchester

BrewDog Outpost Manchester
Sep 2019
28th
11:00am-
2:00pm
Moss Side Repair Café @ Boiler House

Moss Side Repair Café @ Boiler House

28th Sat Sep 19
Boiler House

Boiler House
2:30pm-
4:30pm
Clothes Swap (Old Abbey Taphouse)

Clothes Swap (Old Abbey Taphouse)

28th Sat Sep 19
The Old Abbey Taphouse

The Old Abbey Taphouse
Oct 2019
5th
11:00am-
3:00pm
Wilmslow Sustainable Market

Wilmslow Sustainable Market

5th Sat Oct 19
Rex Theatre Wilmslow

Rex Theatre Wilmslow
2:00pm-
5:30pm
Save the date: Plastic-free Greater Manchester volunteer training session

Save the date: Plastic-free Greater Manchester volunteer training session

5th Sat Oct 19
Green Fish Resource Centre

An event organised by Manchester FoE Organised by Manchester FoE.

Green Fish Resource Centre
An event organised by Manchester FoE
Oct 2019
6th
1:00pm-
4:00pm
Coffee Cranks Autumn Clothes Swap

Coffee Cranks Autumn Clothes Swap

6th Sun Oct 19
Coffee Cranks Cafe

Coffee Cranks Cafe
Oct 2019
8th
7:00pm-
9:00pm
Save the date: Plastic-Free Greater Manchester volunteer training session

Save the date: Plastic-Free Greater Manchester volunteer training session

8th Tue Oct 19
Green Fish Resource Centre

An event organised by Manchester FoE Organised by Manchester FoE.

Green Fish Resource Centre
An event organised by Manchester FoE