Hardly a day goes by without an announcement about another initiative to reduce plastic waste. This is great news. But with all the national noise it can be difficult to work out what is happening locally, and in particular the opportunities to take action at a personal level. So what is happening Reading?
Could this happen in Reading?
In this guest post Amber Robinson explains how Water Explorer is inspiring 8-14 year-olds in the UK and around the world to lead action on water issues. Alongside their own actions students also get to link up with groups of children taking similar action in other countries. Plus, Water Explorer’s online resources are freely available. What a great way to engage young people with action on water issues, starting locally but thinking globally.
A timely article from Chris Cheeseman, Professor of Materials Resources Engineering at Imperial College London and an Associate of the Grantham Institute. He stands up for the versatility of the plastics that have made them such a central part of modern life, but have also resulted in them ending up in places they shouldn’t. Part […]
The ‘Can-do-Cities’ initiative is showing how local actions have the potential to save as much as £7 billion each year across the 50 largest cities in the UK – that’s equivalent to £300 per year for every person in each of these cities – and create more than 90,000 years of extra employment.