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
          
Sep 2019
21st
1:00pm-
4:00pm
World Cleanup Day - Manchester (hosted by Manchester Greenpeace and Manchester Friends of the Earth)

World Cleanup Day - Manchester (hosted by Manchester Greenpeace and Manchester Friends of the Earth)

21st Sat Sep 19
People's History Museum

An event in which Manchester FoE is participating Manchester FoE participating.

People's History Museum
An event in which Manchester FoE is participating
Sep 2019
22nd
11:00am-
5:00pm
Levenshulme Jumble Trail 2019

Levenshulme Jumble Trail 2019

22nd Sun Sep 19
Levenshulme

Levenshulme
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
1st
7:00pm-
8:30pm
Friends of the Earth: Plastics campaign quarterly webinar

Friends of the Earth: Plastics campaign quarterly webinar

1st Tue Oct 19
Online

Online
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
Plastic-free Greater Manchester volunteer training session (hosted by by Plastic Free Greater Manchester / Manchester Friends of the Earth / Seastraw)

Plastic-free Greater Manchester volunteer training session (hosted by by Plastic Free Greater Manchester / Manchester Friends of the Earth / Seastraw)

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
Plastic Free Greater Manchester volunteer training session (hosted by Plastic Free Greater Manchester / Manchester Friends of the Earth / Seastraw)

Plastic Free Greater Manchester volunteer training session (hosted by Plastic Free Greater Manchester / Manchester Friends of the Earth / Seastraw)

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
Oct 2019
19th
11:00am-
5:00pm
UKWIN 2019 National Anti-incineration Gathering (London)

UKWIN 2019 National Anti-incineration Gathering (London)

19th Sat Oct 19
TBC

TBC