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Green Celebrities - Leonardo Di Caprio

Friday, 2 June 2017 11:00:00 Europe/London

Leonardo Di Caprio is one of the biggest movie stars on the planet, away from the acting scene he uses his fame to promote worthy causes such as the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation which was started in 1998 to help protect and restore balance to ecosystems that were under threat.  He is also on the board of the WWF and the International Fund for Animal welfare among other things.  

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Posted in Green Celebrities By Jon

Recycling Offenders

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 16:16:00 Europe/London

In the recycling world, Pringles tubes and Lucozade Sports Bottles are villains, this is mainly down to a mix of materials that are in the packaging which are near impossible to recycle, these are then rejected at the recycling facility.  

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Posted By jon davis

Recycling Around the World A-Z: Poland

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 13:37:42 Europe/London

The rates of recycling in Poland have risen from 5% in 2004 to around 21%, even though this is still below the EU average of 40%.  The waste management has changed since the 1990's, local authorities had no obligation to run any programme, instead this lay with the householders, residents had to arrange a contract with a company of their choice and when money was tight people went for the cheaper option.  

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Posted in Recycling Around the World By Michelle Williams

Green Celebrities - Sir Paul McCartney

Friday, 26 May 2017 13:01:00 Europe/London

Sir Paul McCartney is best known for his contribution to music, but he goes a long way past that to help with environmental issues.  Sir Paul has hosted the PETA's Party of the century gala in honour of his late wife and for others who carried on her work to protect animals, performed on Band Aid and look part in Live Aid to help raise money for Africa, among other things.  

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Posted in Green Celebrities By Adam Watts

Upcycling Projects to Try : Number 10 : Beach Bag

Thursday, 25 May 2017 14:00:00 Europe/London

Our next mini project to try at home is a beach bag or grocery bag, easily made by just using an old cotton shirt.  With the plastic bag charge why not create a collection of stylish collection to do your regular grocery shop.  

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Posted in Upcycling Projects By jon davis

The Rise of Clothing Banks

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 13:02:00 Europe/London

You may have noticed almost in every large supermarket car park there seems to be a clothing banks, but what do they do?  Around half of the clothes are sent abroad to help the less fortunate people, but some are sold in second hand shops and some are sold in charity shops.

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Posted in Education & Tips By jon davis

Recycling Around the World A-Z: Oman

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 15:00:00 Europe/London

Waste management in Oman is a challenge due to the limted land, it produces around 1.7 million tonnes per year and most solid waste is sent to official and unofficial dumpsites for disposal, and some of these are near waterways and residential aras.  The future looks bright though with the country due to open 13 sanitary landfills and 36 energy recovery facilities.

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Posted in Recycling Around the World By Michelle Williams

Green Celebrities - Pierce Brosnan

Friday, 19 May 2017 14:00:00 Europe/London

When you think of Pierce Brosnan, you would instantly think of James Bond, but would you associate him with being a dedicated environmentalist?  He has been awarded an Environmental Leadership Award from a former Russian Leader and donated the funds he received for the magazine photo shoot to help a school in Tibet build classrooms.  Our new series features a different celebrity and their green efforts.

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Posted in Green Celebrities By jon davis

Upcycling Projects to Try : Number 9 : Bird Feeder

Thursday, 18 May 2017 09:00:00 Europe/London

What makes being in the garden better than hearing the tweeting of the birds.  Do you have any spare plastic bottles lieing around in your kitchen or in your recycling, then why not try your hand at making your own bird feeder, a great idea to do with children to get them interested in upcycling.

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Posted in Upcycling Projects By jon davis

Recycling Around the World A-Z : New Zealand

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 12:05:00 Europe/London

The management of waste in New Zealand has become more regulated to help reduce any damage to the environment, in the past waste was taken to a dump but there was no control to where these dumps were, there used to be an estimated 327 in 1995 reducing to around 100 now.  The problems with the unregulated dumps was that they used to be near waterways which toxins could seep into and cause damage.  

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Posted in Recycling Around the World By jon davis

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