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How to Pay-back in January

It’s natural we want to spoil our loved ones (and ourselves!) with some new electricals and tech for Christmas. But did you know: Every year between Black Friday and Christmas the UK buys a massive 53.5 million electrical items That includes a whopping 7 million blenders for our New Years health kicks And 5 million …

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Join in the Planetary Emergency Open Letter

Who is Avaaz? Avaaz is a U.S.-based nonprofit organization launched in January 2007 that promotes global activism on issues such as climate change, human rights, animal rights, corruption, poverty, and conflict. Click the button below to go to their website and sign the open letter to global world leaders. Read Open Letter

Novel ‘Mesmerising Cat’ Campaign to Promote Recycling of Electricals

A very purr-suasive campaign The Recycle Your Electricals Campaign has unleashed HypnoCat, a pink fluffy feline that uses its hypnotic superpowers to persuade people to recycle their electricals rather than binning them. The cat’s pink coat reflects the designated colour for electrical recycling. The campaign has been launched in response to the UK’s surge in …

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Plastic Micro-Fibres are Ubiquitous – You Can Make a Difference

The Micro-Fibre Problem Microfibres released from washing harm the environment. With each wash, countless plastic fibres from synthetic textiles are making their way from washing machines into rivers and oceans. The Guardian calls it ‘the biggest environmental problem you’ve never heard of’. The tiny plastic pieces are found in the ice of the artic and …

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Fielding Primary Summer Fair going green - cup deposit and return

Fielding Primary – Creative Ideas To Reduce Your Plastic Waste

Fielding Primary School Summer Fair Fielding Primary School in West Ealing have introduced several initiatives to cut plastic waste at their fairs, which should inspire others organising similar events. Refreshment stalls charged a pound deposit on reusable cups. Pupils could buy branded water bottles and get access to unlimited tap water and squash. Craft stalls …

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Zero Waste Shopping – How to do it

Zero-waste shopping can mean a number of things: buying articles designed to last. eg, good-quality T-shirts that last for years rather than cheap ones that lose their shape after a couple of washes; buying secondhand from charity shops, Ebay, etc, obtaining goods from Freecycle, Freegle, etc; repairing or repurposing items. Zero-waste shopping can mean a …

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Check Your Local Pollution Levels

See how polluted your area is right now with this Live Air Quality Data. This map shows a pollution “nowcast”, which is a service to show current pollution levels in detail across London in comparison with the Government’s Air Pollution Index. It is created by combining readings taken within the last hour and air pollution …

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Plastic Microbeads and how to dispose them.

This article by Recyclebank answers a question from a subscribed reader and outlines what microbeads are and how to dispose of them properly. Recyclebank is a company that encourages environmentally friendly habits. Read Article