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.

There are no current ongoing waste campaigns but please feel free to get in touch with seb@manchesterfoe.org.uk if you want to get involved. There are always plenty of projects to work on with other groups. A new campaign may also be started if enough people are motivated.

PREVIOUS ACTIVITIES: Waste&Resources

Make It Better

Our campaign on the environmental and social impacts of the products we buy and use.

Plastic Free GM

The Plastic Free Greater Manchester campaign

Plastic Free Takeaways

Plastic Free Takeaways Campaign

EVENTS

Apr 2020
24th
CANCELLED: Bike Friday (various locations)
8:00am-8:45am at Greater Manchester
transport
MFoE Organising
Apr 2020
25th
CANCELLED: Moss Side Repair Cafe
11:00am-2:00pm at Boiler House
resources
May 2020
16th
Chorlton Repair Café (hosted by Stitched Up)
10:00am-12:00pm at Stitched Up
resources
May 2020
23rd
Postponed: Envirolution Festival 2020! (Envirolution is TEN!)
1:00pm-7:00pm at Platt Fields Park
MFoE Attending
May 2020
29th
CANCELLED: Bike Friday (various locations)
8:00am-8:45am at Greater Manchester
transport
MFoE Organising
May 2020
30th
CANCELLED: Moss Side Repair Cafe
11:00am-2:00pm at Boiler House
resources
Jun 2020
26th
CANCELLED: Bike Friday (various locations)
8:00am-8:45am at Greater Manchester
transport
MFoE Organising
Jul 2020
31st
CANCELLED: Bike Friday (various locations)
8:00am-8:45am at Greater Manchester
transport
MFoE Organising
Aug 2020
28th
CANCELLED: Bike Friday (various locations)
8:00am-8:45am at Greater Manchester
transport
MFoE Organising
Sep 2020
25th
CANCELLED: Bike Friday (various locations)
8:00am-8:45am at Greater Manchester
transport
MFoE Organising


See more events organised by Manchester Friends of the Earth and other organisations on our calendar.