Walkers Crisps owned by PepsiCo have announced they will launch a recycling scheme. Customers can send their crisp packets back to TerraCycle who will shred them into plastic pellets which will then be used to create items such as trays and home furniture. This year customers began protesting against plastic waste be posting crisp packets […]Read More Walkers crisps launch a recycling scheme after public protest.
Last night at a You Me At Six gig in Manchester I encountered another single use plastic issue. It isn’t the first time I’ve faced plastic cups at a music event with no alternative. Sadly it’s more than likely it won’t be the last too. That’s if I do want to drink anything at all […]Read More An open letter to event organisers around the world. Stop forcing plastic on us.
Different materials naturally take different amounts of time to decompose and the decomposition process does vary. Some materials we can use to our on benefit such as composting as featured in my blog, 5 ways to live greener. Other materials take years to decompose and have a hugely negative impact on our environment if they make it […]Read More How long does it take for plastic to decompose?
There is a lot of confusion over recycling and not surprisingly. There isn’t one universal sign for plastic or even just recycling. Just because you put something in the recycling bin it doesn’t mean it will get recycled. This can be because the item is contaminated such as food still on plastic, the item isn’t […]Read More How to recycle.
Upcycling, also known as creative reuse is something that has been getting more attention in recent years. There’s many ways to reuse items we throw out every day. In this blog I’m hoping to offer some upcycling inspiration, hopefully you can get the kids involved too! Did you really have a childhood if you didn’t […]Read More 3 easy upcycling projects you can to at home.
You don’t need to be a political or social power to make the world a better place. If everyone made small changes to their every day lives we could all be part of the solution. “The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.” – Robert Swan. 1) Buy […]Read More 5 ways to live greener.
We all try “do our bit” but some of us don’t know why, we just know we should. We may even know some of the benefits but not what an impact recycling can have. Here are 10 benefits of recycling. Some you may know and some you may not. 1) Recycling saves the planet’s natural […]Read More Benefits of recycling.
There is sometimes controversy in what our own and other countries are or aren’t doing to save our planet. Some controversy is justified *cough* Trump *cough* and some isn’t. However, I do believe we can learn lessons from what other countries are doing in the battle to reverse the damage to our planet. Battles like […]Read More Recycling around the world.