West London Waste are working with Wastebuster (inspiring pupils) to give all schools in west London the chance to win £500 to spend in the Wastebuster Exchange Store on school equipment, plus £100 to give to a charity of their choice.
To enter all a school needs to do is have a collection of broken and unwanted small electrical equipment during Recycle Week (22 – 28 June 2015). The school that collects the most by weight per pupil will win the prize.
To ask a question or to enter, simply book your FREE collection today.
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From 8 June, Hounslow residents will be able to bring one van load of bulky household waste per calendar year free of charge for disposal at Space Waye, the borough’s reuse and recycling centre.
Up until June, residents had to pay for the collection of bulky waste or were charged when they brought it themselves to Space Waye. Continue reading
Tesco’s at Osterley are now taking old Low Energy Bulbs for recycling. The collection point is in-store, at the far end of the cash till row, alongside batteries, ink cartridges…
Homebase at Gillette corner take low energy bulbs as well.
Other recycling of light bulbs can be tracked on this map with recolight.
A yellow monster truck pushes mounds of rubbish across the summit of Britain’s biggest waste mountain. The 50-tonne beast has huge, spiked, steel wheels that grind mattresses, plastic bottles, trainers and traffic cones into the mud of the manmade peak.
This strange landscape is Packington landfill, near Birmingham. And this week Sita UK, which owns and operates the site, closed its gates for the final time. A boom in recycling, coupled with the 1996 landfill tax have slowly choked the life out of the refuse disposal sector. The charge of £80 a tonne will rise again to £82.60 from April, forcing the industry to deal with its waste in different ways.
Read on at The Guardian website…
The call is out for Londoners of all ages and experience, to get involved in the Big Dig Day on Saturday 21st March 2015. The day will see thousands of Londoners and many more people across the country don their wellies and get stuck in at a local food growing garden.
The Big Dig Day is the flagship community event of Capital Growth London’s network of over 2 000 food growing gardens located on roofs, in parks and tucked away in hidden corners between houses, by canals and on urban farms. In its fourth year the Big Dig is also run nationally and has helped recruit over 10 000 volunteers to take part in community gardening in the UK. Continue reading
The Woodland Trust has 4,500 tree packs to give away this autumn to school and community groups. Packs are available in quantities of 30, 105 or 420 trees.
The closing date for autumn applications is 3 September.
The London Mayor’s Big Green Fund has £900,00 to invest in local green spaces. Seven projects are up to win the grant with the local Duke of Northumberland’s River project being one of them.
This river, which is in fact a built waterway, links the River Crane with the River Thames along 4km of traffic free paths, from West Twickenham to Old Isleworth, passing rugby grounds and the delights of Mogden.
FORCE, or Friends of the River Crane Environment would use the money to improve the riverside walk, with better paths and signage along with leaflets. Work would be done to protect and enhance the environment for the continued development of wildlife.
Please vote at Big Green Poll before 2nd March.
The Green Screen team would like to invite you to their next film screening: Switch
A documentary about energy. Filmed in 11 countries and exploring 9 key energy resources, from coal to solar, oil to biofuels, Switch takes viewers on an exciting world tour of the energy frontier. The film has been embraced by universities, government agencies, energy companies and the media, as a nonpartisan, scientifically-based exploration of our energy transition. Continue reading
Brentford Recycling Action Group
Minutes of Meeting held in the Directors’ Meeting Room,
on Tuesday 1 July 2014
Attending: Patti Horsnell, Hugh Picton, Rukmini West, Virginia Fassnidge, Catharine Browne Continue reading
The first Ealing Fairtrade Awards have been launched this summer by
Ealing Fairtrade Group.
The Workplace category is open to any organization based in the borough of Ealing.
Simply send 50 words telling us why you should win to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Continue reading