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.

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TerraCycle helps you recycle ‘non-recyclables’

TerraCycle partners with manufacturers to recycle the “non-recyclable” – items that are usually consigned to landfill or incineration.  In some cases product packaging can be returned to shops, but it’s also possible for volunteers to set up a drop-off point and earn money for charity. Continue reading

Sustainable Threads: Festival for Sustainable Fashion

Sustainable Threads’ Festival of Sustainable Fashion will be held on Saturday, 24 November, from 11am to 4pm at Hackney House in east London.

The event, funded by the North London Waste Authority, is a celebration of fashion, creativity and recyclability. On offer will be a repair cafe and The Big Swish Clothes Swap hosted by Betsy’s Closet Swap Shop. There will also be a Sustainable Threads panel discussion on the ground floor, plus entertainment, refreshments and eco stalls promoting how we can make a difference to our environment. Continue reading

Petition for the creation of a UK-wide waste and recycling system

A petition has been launched calling on the UK government to create a UK-wide waste and recycling system.

If the petition reaches 10,000 signatures, the government will respond to it; if it reaches 100,000, it will be considered for debate in Parliament. The deadline for signing the petition is 24 January 2019.
For more information, and to sign the petition, click here.

 

Have you say on street cleaning in Hounslow this Thursday

At a time of unprecedented increases in fly tipping and litter, Hounslow Council is finding it challenging to meet its commitment to making the borough cleaner and greener.

It has therefore organised a workshop on street cleaning this coming Thursday, 25 October (full details below), to seek views and input on people’s experiences and expectations both with council services and through its partner, Hounslow Highways, with the aim of improving the look and feel of the borough. Continue reading