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

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EIA and Greenpeace to release results of plastic packaging survey at Frontline Club next week

The Frontline Club will host an event on Tuesday, 20 November, at 7pm, to release the results of an Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and Greenpeace UK survey of major UK grocery retailers, their use of single-use plastic packaging and their targets to reduce it. 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.

 

What really happens to waste collected in Hounslow? Cllr. Lambert fills us in

BRAG recently asked Brentford councillor Guy Lambert about plastics recycling and what happens to the waste collected in Hounslow. We told him that we had heard that items not suitable for recycling go to landfill, incineration or overseas. BRAG members who recently visited the  Southall Lane Recycling Plant had been assured that all non-recyclables were sent to incineration. Continue reading

Open evening at Southall Lane recycling centre in October

NOTE: We have been informed that the evenings are fully booked, but you might still be interested in reading about the events.

The Southall Lane recycling centre is holding two open evenings in October – Thursday the 4th and Monday the 8th — that offer residents of Hounslow an opportunity to visit the new facility, which is not normally open to the public.

There will be two sessions each evening at either 5.30pm or 6.30pm, and each session will last approximately 45 minutes. Parking is available on site. Booking is essentialsee links at end of article. Continue reading

BRAG, EFoE highlight dangers of plastic pollution at Festival of Waste

Brentford Recycling Action Group (BRAG) joined Ealing Friends of the Earth (EFoE) at Brentford Market on 29 July to host an anti-plastic-pollution stall at the Festival of Waste organised by local mental-health charity The Cathja Project.

A plastic-bedecked octopus, created by EFoE for a previous event, caused a sensation, and we succeeded in collecting two and a half pages of signatures for Friends of the Earth’s petition asking for urgent government action to reduce manufacturers’ and retailers’ production of plastic waste. Continue reading