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.
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Longsight (Slade Lane) Christmas clean up15th Sat Dec 18
Slade Lane / Stockport Road
Slade Lane / Stockport Road
Manchester Friends of the Earth are inviting people to have a plastic-free festive season this year. The group have produced a colourful Plastic-Free Christmas newsletter packed full with fantastic ideas for top plastic-free swaps, how to shop for a plastic-free … Continue reading
Party season is in full swing, and while Christmas is yet to pass there will certainly be many of us turning our attention to the biggest party of the year – New Year’s Eve.
Upcoming government waste strategy must act on ‘invisible’ microplastics pollution Car tyres responsible for thousands of tonnes of UK plastic pollution – Friends of the Earth report Up to 19,000 tonnes of microplastic pollution could be entering UK waterways every … Continue reading
On Tuesday 20th November, Manchester Friends of the Earth invite people to a screening of “A Plastic Ocean” – a film that powerfully presents the problem of plastic pollution. The film shows the devastation caused to our environment and how … Continue reading
Christmas will be here before we know it, with some people way ahead of the game when it comes to organising parties and shopping for gifts.
Sign our petition for a future free of single-use plastics in Greater Manchester!
Plastic is everywhere – even in the clothes we wear. Every time we wash these clothes tiny bits of plastic – called microfibres – escape into our waterways, and eventually our oceans.
Manchester Friends of the Earth have signed up with the Recycling for Good Causes scheme to collect unwanted items and recycle them to raise money for Friends of the Earth.
Earth Overshoot Day tracks the date when humanity’s use of natural resources plunges into the red for the year. In 2018 it falls months earlier than in the 1970s. Earth Overshoot Day marks the date each year when humanity has … Continue reading
Hundreds of thousands of us will be heading to festivals this summer. Many festivals have been making commitments to cut down on plastic pollution, but going plastic-free while camping out in a field far from home can be a challenge.