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?
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 […]
In practice: Edinburgh Zoo’s behaviour change drive to increase recycling: “Attracting more than half a million visitors each year, Edinburgh Zoo has a significant opportunity to engage consumers on sustainability at a large scale. Here, edie charts an award-winning behaviour change drive which has helped the attraction divert 98% of its waste away from landfill.” […]
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…
Join The MERL on 28 July for a morning of recycling fun! Experience fun ways to upcycle or be creative with waste. Choose from a 1 hour session at 10 – 11am or 11.15am – 12.15pm (second session is a repeat of the first). Sessions are suitable for families with children aged 3 – 11*. […]