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?
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.
Plastic has revolutionised so many areas of modern life. It is long lasting and virtually indestructible. Great characteristics in many respects. But too much plastic waste is also currently ending up in our oceans, landfill, even our food. It is widely accepted that we need to find alternatives where we can and get better at recycling it where we cannot. But what are the alternatives? How about shampoo in a bar?
What recipes have you collected, or inherited, to use up surplus food? Here Tony describes how a Bread and Butter Pudding saved a build-up of stale bread from the bin (and made a delicious dessert) in the Cowling household. Do you have a food rescue recipe to share?
So much of the plastic we buy is used only once before being thrown away. Clingfilm is a common culprit. It sticks to everything (except what you want it to) and it’s always difficult find the end of the roll. As it turns out, there’s a sustainable alternative which doesn’t have these drawbacks, and it can be made in 7 simple steps…