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

Looking for plastic-free tea bags? Check out this list

The Independent newspaper recently published a list of plastic-free tea bags. Here are its picks:

Abel & Cole Indubitably Excellent Organic Earl Grey (The Independent‘s top pick)
Brew Tea Company Earl Grey
Clipper Organic Tea
Hampstead Tea Whole Leaf Home Compostable Pyramids
We Are Tea English Breakfast Tea
Eteaket Royal Earl Grey Tea Bags
Nemi Tea Green Tea
T2 French Earl Grey Teabag Gift Cube
Roqberry
Pukka Herbs
Good & Proper Tea
Twinings Loose Leaf Pyramid Bag
Teapigs Everyday Brea Tea Bags

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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.

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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