TWO million pounds has been saved from being thrown away thanks to the recycling efforts of Hounslow’s residents.
The money, which would have had to be spent paying landfill tax, will instead be able to pay for vital services in the borough.
The figure has just been revealed by Hounslow Council which was keen to salute everyone who played their part in helping both the local environment and local economy.
Read the rest of the article on the Hounslow Chronicle and see the delightful photo of our Patti, along with Councillor Colin Ellar and Nicola all dressed up!
In 2008, BRAG were invited to join a tour of Grundon Waste Management Ltd‘s plant at Colnbrook as Hounslow started a new contract with them to collect plastics and recycle as many of them as possible. They also process unsorted collected recycling.
Farmers’ Market in the GP car park
2005 saw an attempt to launch a regular Farmers’ market in Brentford, situated next to the rail station in the GP clinic car park.
Eventually it was cancelled due to insufficient take up but BRAG joined in.
Also we see the delivery of recycling containers to Morrisons before we had doorstep collections of plastic. Although the containers look superbly clean in these photos, they were quickly surrounded by plastics debris as the containers filled up rapidly and people just dumped their rubbish.
Recycling Event, Somerfield
On 5th June 2004 we made a huge success with our ‘Stand up for recycling’ event outside Somerfield, where we spread the recycling message to our target audience and increased out membership by ten. Special thanks to Hugh, who so unashamedly managed to part people from their money, and April, for passing out the badges and pencils with such style.
This event was a part of London Sustainability Weeks 2004, which was organised by a number of London-wide organisations and went on for two weeks. Theme days were used to focus the public’s attention on a variety of action for sustainability currently taking place.