BRAG visits Southall Lane Recycling Plant

BRAG members Patti and Malcolm visited Southall Lane Recycling Plant last month and came away with a greater understanding of what can and cannot be recycled at the facility. Among other things, they viewed several “mountains” of collected materials in fire-resistant bays, a variety of machinery, and a clothes and shoes collector, shaped like a shed.  Continue reading

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Save the Date: Waste Not Festival in Brentford on 29 July.

Waste Not Festival: A “Waste Not” festival, promoted by mental-health charity Friends of Cathja and other volunteer groups, will be held in Brentford Town Square at the Market on Sunday, 29 July.   The idea is to bring together groups and individuals who can “create something from waste, share how “waste” can be viewed as useful, repair and recycle, upcycle, educate, enlighten, engage”.  BRAG will be there, and we hope to see you there too.

2018 London Rivers Week starts 23 June

London Rivers Week will take place again this year, from 23 June to 1 July. The theme is Valuing Water, and the launch event will be held on Sunday, 24 June, at Ladywell Fields in Lewisham from 12pm to 3pm.

Alongside a series of guided walks, there’s also the opportunity to join film screenings, eel monitoring, clean-ups, river restoration, a dragonfly walk, kayaking, invasive species removal, fish surveys and much more. Continue reading

Friends of Cathja to host restart party on 1 July

Mental-health charity Friends of Cathja will host a restart party this Sunday, 1 July, at its shop on 129-130 High Street, Brentford TW8 8EW. Please bring small items of electrical/electronic equipment that are faulty, or not working properly, and our knowledgeable volunteers will see if they can fix them.  Further information about the Restart Project can be found at https://therestartproject.org/RestartParty/ .

Morrisons customers can now bring their own containers when buying meat or fish

Supermarket chain Morrisons has announced it will allow customers to use their own containers for meat and fish from the Morrisons’ Market Street Butcher and Fishmonger counters as from this month.

The new policy is part of a number of measures the Bradford-based supermarket is taking to reduce plastic pollution, in addition to committing to make all its own-brand plastic packaging reusable, recyclable or compostable by no later than 2025.

For further information, click here.