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WWF Carbon Footprint Calculator.

Though not entirely plastics related this CO2 footprint calculator is a really useful tool from WWF. It helps us to become aware of our individual impact on the planet and gives us some hints on how to reduce it. It only takes a few minutes and it`s definitely a figure worth knowing! CO2 Footprint Calculator

Parliament’s consumption of plastic drinking straws doubles in three years, figures reveal

From The Independent Sudden increase - at odds with current moves to cut down on single-use packaging and waste - described as 'pretty alarming' by SNP MP David Linden The number of straws purchased by Parliament has doubled in the last three years, official figures reveal. Data from the House of Commons Commission showed the number of… Continue reading Parliament’s consumption of plastic drinking straws doubles in three years, figures reveal

Open letter on Plastic Waste and Recycling Strategy

Monday, 12th February 2018   Marcus Gover, CEO, WRAP Secretary of State for the Environment, Michael Gove, recently invited WRAP to facilitate a series of cross-sector discussions to inform how the UK could respond and reduce the environmental damage caused by the way we use and dispose of plastic. In this open letter to key… Continue reading Open letter on Plastic Waste and Recycling Strategy

CAMPAIGN TOWARDS A PLASTIC-FREE WELLS 

We are a group of local people, working with Surfers Against Sewage and Sustainable Wells towards achieving ‘Plastic Free Wells’ accreditation. Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) – is a national marine conservation and campaigning charity (based in Cornwall) that inspires, unites and empowers communities to take action to protect oceans, beaches, waves and wildlife. We will… Continue reading CAMPAIGN TOWARDS A PLASTIC-FREE WELLS 

Ten things I hate about how UK recycling is (not) funded

From Inside Track Posted on 12 February, 2018 by Libby Peake Hatred is quite a strong emotion to feel for inanimate evidence notes intended to show that a company has paid towards recycling its packaging, but bear with me and I’ll explain what’s got me so wound up. Back in 1997, the Packaging Recovery Note (PRN) scheme… Continue reading Ten things I hate about how UK recycling is (not) funded