Three-year project sees Londoners reduce food waste by 9%

TRiFOCAL, the project encouraging sustainable food behaviours in London, has announced its results as the three-year initiative comes to an end.

The project helped citizens in six London boroughs reduce the amount of good food thrown away by 9% between spring 2017 and spring 2019.
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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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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

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

Morrisons customers can now bring their own containers when buying meat or fish

Supermarket chain Morrisons has announced it will allow customers to use their own containers for meat and fish from the Morrisons’ Market Street Butcher and Fishmonger counters as from this month.

The new policy is part of a number of measures the Bradford-based supermarket is taking to reduce plastic pollution, in addition to committing to make all its own-brand plastic packaging reusable, recyclable or compostable by no later than 2025.

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Leading retailers and manufacturers sign up to the UK Plastics Pact

More than 40 companies have signed up to a pact that aims to cut plastic pollution over the next seven years.

The firms, which include Coca-Cola and Asda, have promised to honour a number of pledges that include eliminating single-use packaging through better design.

They have joined the government, trade associations and campaigners to form the UK Plastics PactContinue reading