Hubbub launches campaign to tackle litter in UK waterways

Environmental charity Hubbub has launched the first of a series of campaigns to help reduce the amount of litter going into the UK’s waterways.

According to Hubbub, 300 tonnes of rubbish is cleared from the Thames each year.  Typical city rubbish – small pieces of litter such as travel tickets, food wrappers, disposable crockery and cigarette butts – are a particular problem. Continue reading

Celebrate Real Nappies for London’s 10th anniversary on 10 June

On Saturday, 10 June, London Community Resource Network (LCRN) will be celebrating Real Nappies for London’s (RNfL) 10-year anniversary.  In partnership with Local Authorities and real nappy suppliers, RNfL is a pan-London scheme with the aim to help support London parents switching to reusable nappies as an alternative to disposable nappies. Since the start of the scheme, RNfL has helped just over 11,000 parents make the switch to washable cloth nappies.

Join the celebration of tea and cake at 2pm on Saturday, 10 June, at

The Skip Garden
Kings Cross
London N1C 4AQ
RSVP at info@realnappiesforlondon.org.uk or via Eventbrite

Family fun for a good cause

Disability Network Hounslow will hold a fundraising meal and entertainment on Sunday, 25 June, from 12pm to 4.45pm at Kingsway Banqueting, 270 Bath Road, Hounslow, TW4 7DF.

There will be an Indian meal and live music, and all ages are welcome.  Tickets are £12 and must be reserved in advance. Email penny@disabilitynetworkhounslow.org or text Ashi Dhillon on 07403 134747 to reserve your tickets. Cheques should be sent to DNH, 63-65 Bell Road, Hounslow TW3 3NX.

All profits will go to Disability Network Hounslow, Charity number 1097010.

Coca-Cola endorses deposit return systems for the UK

Coca-Cola has come out in support of deposit return systems for drinks bottles in the UK, in a U-turn on its previous position.

What’s more, earlier this week the CEO of Suez, one of the UK’s largest waste collection and recycling companies, also added his support, going on record to say how deposit return systems can benefit communities, the economy and the environment.

Surfers against Sewage welcomed the news, and asked people to spread the word by forwarding the link to its petition Bring back bottle deposits to stop plastic pollution in our oceans.

 

Brixton’s People’s Fridge helps eliminate food waste and fight food poverty

Brixton has launched London’s first People’s Fridge, a crowdfunded scheme that tackles the problem of food waste and at the same time contributes to alleviating food poverty.

The idea is that registered businesses, such as supermarkets and food traders, can leave cooked meals in a designated fridge, and people passing are free to help themselves. Individuals can leave food, too, if it’s fresh and unopened. Continue reading