Disposable cup recycling service

Veolia is rolling out a national disposable coffee cup recycling scheme. With 84% of takeaway hot drink consumers reported to still be using disposable cups, Veolia said its coffee cup solution aims to collect takeaway cups as soon as consumers have finished their drinks to reduce cup contamination and increase recycling rates. Read more at Recycling and Waste World.

Food-waste supermarket opens in Leeds

A food-waste supermarket, the first of its kind in the UK, has opened in Pudsey, a suburb of Leeds. The Sharehouse sells surplus food donated by restaurants, allotments, supermarkets and other local businesses, most of which would have ended up in landfill. It is the brainchild of the Real Junk Food Project, a campaigning group that runs food-waste cafes throughout the country. The Project plans to introduce the scheme to every city in the UK.

Source: Time Out, January 17-23, 2017

May 2016 minutes

Brentford Recycling Action Group
Minutes of Meeting held in the
Toll House, Brentford Lock, Brentford Dock on Tuesday 5 May 2015

Attending: Patti Horsnell, Hugh Picton, Douglas Benford, Rukmini West, Catharine Browne, Chelsea Edwards


No Topics Action
1 Minutes of last meeting agreed.
2 Apologies for Absence: Michelle Aspinall-Baker, Paul Richens,  Kath Richardson, Virginia Fassnidge, Wendy Mackenzie, Andrew Dakers, Louisa Perkins, LBH, Sam Thomas, Canal and River Trust
3 Noticeboard: Hugh contacted Rachel Victor-Sampson and following his conversation Patti forwarded the relevant string of emails.  We await further news; in the meantime, we will endeavour to find a suitable person from the High Street Steering Committee or Brentford Chamber of Commerce to follow up proposals for a community noticeboard in the Market Square. PH HP AD
4 Marie Curie Coffee Mornings: These continue to be held every month in the Brentford Dock club room to raise funds. The next one will be on Monday 18th May from 10:30 to 12:30.  Please attend all who are available – a very pleasant way to spend some time and for a very good cause. They are also holding a High Tea on Friday 26th June from 3:15 to 5:30.  This will include sandwiches, cake, scones and more for a very modest price of £5:50 which will be donated to Marie Curie.  It is hoped that as many BRAG members as possible will attend – it should be fun! ALL
5 RECYCLING COMPOSITE PACKAGING: Trials are progressing. Louisa will keep us informed as and when there is any news. LP
6 BRENTFORD FESTIVAL 2015: Sunday, 6th September. As last year, this will be held in Blondin Park.  Please note your diaries! ALL
7 GRANT MONITORING: As nothing further has been heard, it would appear that our report was received and is satisfactory. HP PH
8 COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS UNIT at LBH: Dr Ellie Francis-Brophy, Principal Investment Officer, invited BRAG to participate in a compost giveaway day event to be held at the Church Road Community Allotment, Hanworth, on Saturday 30th May from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. It was agreed that due to the distance and short notice we would not take part but would pass on the information and encourage as many members as possible to attend.


NEXT MEETING Tuesday 2 June 2015

to start at 7pm in the Toll House, Brentford Lock