How many things did you buy online this Christmas? Granted it’s fast, convenient, often cheaper, and there’s usually more choice than on the high street, but have you thought about how much packaging is used in deliveries, particularly the non-recyclable variety?
Christmas is a time for indulgence, and while it’s a lot of fun, this time of year sure does create a lot of waste. From the 1 billion Christmas cards we throw in the bin, to the hundreds of thousands of tonnes of plastic waste we create, it all puts a strain on the planet as well as on our pockets.
What’s on your Christmas list this year? We’re sure that as gifts go, you’d rather have the latest iPhone or new piece of jewellery, but a bin is actually a pretty good gift (hear us out!)
As kids, you might think that grown ups get to make all of the decisions, but you have a very important job to do. You have to protect the planet so it’s a safe and healthy place to live, not only for yourselves, but for future generations too.
You might feel saintly because you’re doing your bit and recycling as much as you can, but do you realise that a lot of what we recycle is often too contaminated to be processed so it ends up in the landfill? For this week’s recycling challenge, we want to challenge you to make sure you put the right things in your recycling bin, and to make sure they’re as clean as possible before you do!
If we asked you to think about a bin, you probably wouldn’t conjure up the most glamorous of images. Most bins are practical, functional, and let’s face it, prone to being a bit smelly! But for homes or offices, you want something more. You want a bin that’s not only fit for purpose, but looks the part...
The Local Government Association (LGA) has released a report stating that recycling is too complicated, and calling on the government to force producers to pay for disposing of their waste instead of taxpayers.
Managing waste and recycling is an essential consideration if you are planning a big outdoor event. There are plenty of events going on at this time of year, like fireworks displays and Christmas markets, and you need to make proper provision so that the site doesn’t become a dumping ground for litter...
We’re kicking off this month by challenging you to have a greener Bonfire Night. Bonfire Night is often criticised for being wasteful and polluting, but if you’re having a bonfire party or fireworks display at home, a few greener choices can really reduce the impact on the environment. Here are our top tips on how you can have a greener Bonfire Night...