February 2019 minutes

Brentford Recycling Action Group
Minutes of Meeting held at
The Toll House, Brentford Lock
on Tuesday 5th February 2019

 Attending:   Hugh Picton,  Douglas Benford, Patti Horsnell, Catharine  Browne, Virginia Fassnidge, Wendy Mackenzie, Malcolm Crofts, Rupert Wyllie Continue reading

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Petition on the right to repair electronics

Some electronics companies are making it hard to repair their products that can’t be reused or recycled. A petition has been launched calling on the companies to create an industry-wide agreement that puts the right to repair as a cornerstone of their sustainability policy. To sign the petition, click here.

 

More dates for Ealing Repair Cafe for Clothes, in March and April

Lucy and Mary will be at Northfield Community Centre from 7.30pm-10pm on Thursday, 14 March and Monday, 29 April, for a make-do-and-mend clothing-and-textile evening.
 
Come and share a cuppa and bring repair projects, alterations, clothes or fabric for inspiration and advice. Last time we made button holes, repaired lot of holes by patching and sewing.
 
Please bring along some small change (suggested donation of £2.50, depending on attendance) to cover hire of room and tea and coffee.
 
What: Repair cafe
When: Thursday, 14 March and Monday, 29 April
What time: 7.30pm-10pm
Where: Northfield Community Centre
71A Northcroft Road
West Ealing
London W13 9SS
Further information:
 
 

Ealing reduce, reuse, recycle cafe: Clothes repair and making event this Monday

Ealing Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Support Group is holding its first event this coming Monday, 4 February, a clothes repair and making evening at the Northfields Community Centre in Ealing (details at end of post).

Share a cuppa with organisers Lucy and Mary, and bring any projects and clothes or fabric for inspiration and advice.

Please also bring along some small change (suggested donation of up to £2.50) to cover hire of room and tea and coffee.

Details
Date: Monday, 4 February 2019
Time: 7.30pm to 10pm
Northfields Community Centre, 71a Northcroft Road, Ealing, London W13 9SS
Travel:
Underground: Northfields (Piccadilly line)
Rail: West Ealing
Bus: E3

Know Your Plastic aims to raise awareness of which types of plastic can be recycled

Recycle for London (RfL), as part of its London Recycles campaign, has launched Know Your Plastic, an initiative to help people understand which plastic items can be recycled at home. It features short, quirky videos on social media supported by detailed information on a dedicated web page.

The campaign is being shared by Hounslow Council, which wants to help residents understand what can and cannot be accepted for recycling. Continue reading

Walkers aiming for environmentally friendly crisp packets by 2025

Walkers Crisps has pledged to make all its packaging 100% recyclable, compostable or biodegradable by 2025. In the meantime, the company has partnered with recyclers TerraCycle to make it easier to recycle its crisp packets and thereby reduce its impact on the environment.

There are a number of collection points throughout the UK for the packs, which must be clean and empty. If there isn’t a collection point near you, Walkers can arrange for a courier to collect your packets free of charge, or you can take them to your nearest courier drop-off point. You’ll need at least 400 packets, so it’s best to club together with family, friends and colleagues.

For more information, click here.