Recycle Week 2020 is here!

Recycle Week 2020 is being held this week, from 21 to 27 September. The theme is about thanking the nation under the banner ‘Together – We Recycle’.

The organisers, WRAP, want Recycle Week 2020 to recognise the sacrifices that key workers and citizens have made to keep recycling going and create positive change in the world around us. It’s recycling and waste key workers that have heroically carried on collecting while the world slowed down around them.

For more information, please click on this link.

Litter picking with Councillor Lambert

Several BRAG members joined Councillor Guy Lambert on 30 August for the resumption of his monthly litter-picking sessions. Many thanks to Tynissa, Community Champion at Morrisons Brentford, who was among the pickers and supplied water and snacks.

The litter picks will be held on the last Sunday of the month from 2pm to 3pm.

Councillor Lambert and Tynissa of Morrisons Brentford with some of the litter collected

Councillor Lambert supplies litter pickers and bags, plus gloves if needed. He is urging people to nominate hot spots/black spots that could be tackled in future sessions.

Tynissa and BRAG members Ruk and Virginia with the fruits of their labour

New campaign uses ‘mesmerising cat’ to promote recycling of electricals

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.  His pink coat reflects the designated  colour for electrical recycling.

The campaign has been launched in response to the UK’s surge in clearing out during the coronavirus lockdown. It was initially rolled out on paid social media and radio in four locations across the UK: Bristol, Bath and North Somerset; Tyneside and Newcastle; Edinburgh and Falkirk; and Norwich. Continue reading

Cultivate your garden during the lockdown

If you’re interested in doing some gardening or growing during the lockdown, check out this post by our friends at Air Quality Brentford (AQB) on local and online suppliers: https://airqualitybrentford.wordpress.com/2020/04/08/a-little-time-to-makebrentfordgreener/

And check out these graphs posted by AQB on changes in air quality in Brentford during the coronavirus pandemic: https://airqualitybrentford.wordpress.com/2020/04/08/air-quality-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic/