All Blog Posts Tagged 'waste' (20)

Plans for a new incinerator at Edmonton were given development consent last week

Plans for a new incinerator at Edmonton got development consent from the government last week.  The current incinerator will reach the end of it's useful life in 2025 and it's replacement is now apparently planned with even more capacity to take waste from other parts of London.  

Paying for the capital costs of the new plant will put waste disposal costs in…

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Added by James Diamond on February 27, 2017 at 18:38 — No Comments

Confused about recycling? You’re not alone

I meet a lot of people in my work who ask me if they can recycle this or that, or which bin they should put something in, and are embarrassed to be asking. The general feeling is that we all ought to know. But, actually, recycling is very confusing.

Generally, the question isn’t really whether something can be recycled, but whether it will be collected for…

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Added by Clare Taylor on January 10, 2017 at 10:51 — No Comments

London super-sewer is waste of £4bn, says the assessor who recommended it

Seven-year project to stop wastewater flowing into Thames is unnecessary and ministers should have considered alternatives, says Chris Binney. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/nov/14/london-super-sewer-is-waste-of-4bn-says-assessor…

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Added by James Diamond on December 12, 2016 at 18:30 — No Comments

Protest Against Illegal Car Wash Polluting Lea River

On Monday evening, members of Save Lea Marshes staged a pop-up protest against the car wash which is now operating, without planning permission, in the car park of Lee Valley Ice Centre.

Planning permission is yet to be granted by Waltham Forest Council and yet permanent structures…

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Added by Save Lea Marshes on July 29, 2016 at 13:00 — No Comments

Quick clothes repair tips

For anyone looking for tips on how to repair things like ripped pockets, broken bra underwires and detached belt loops, WRAP have new webpages:http://loveyourclothes.org.uk/care-repair 

Could save money and favourite clothes.

Added by Clare Taylor on June 14, 2016 at 14:31 — No Comments

How Food Waste Can Get You Tipsy in Hackney

A Hackney brewery gained popularity this winter when they joined the UK's nation-wide food waste campaign. The venture called Toast Ale and was dedicated to utilizing London's increasing amount of wasted bread

The…

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Added by Stan Gabriel on May 18, 2016 at 13:30 — No Comments

Extra recycling points for waste electricals

Electrical recycling

The Hackney recycling service has installed extra temporary recycling points for small electrical items from 11-22nd April at: 

  • Dalston C.L.R. James Library
  • Clapton Library
  • Hackney Central Library
  • Homerton Library
  • Shoreditch Library
  • Stamford Hill Library
  • Stoke Newington Library
  • St Dominic’s Primary School, Balance Road, E9 5SR
  • Gayhurst Primary School, 92 Well Street, E9…
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Added by James Diamond on April 12, 2016 at 13:13 — No Comments

North London Waste Plan - draft response

We've now submitted our response to the…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on September 18, 2015 at 13:30 — 1 Comment

The Cost of Food Wastage Infographic

Food isn’t something you should have to worry about; however, even in developed countries like the UK, we’re still seeing around 6% of adults in the UK having to pay for food on credit (in July 2013), causing families to have an increased level of debt. Find out more information and get debt management help from…

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Added by Michael Calderbank on December 12, 2013 at 13:32 — No Comments

North London Waste Authority abandons waste procurement plans

The North London Waste Authority is abandoning the procurement process for waste contracts estimated to be worth more than £3bn over 25 to 30 years. and is looking at cheaper options instead.

The process came under fire after the withdrawal of Veolia left FCC Environmental and its partner Skanksa as the sole bidder for one contract to collect…

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Added by James Diamond on November 2, 2013 at 14:30 — No Comments

Could we get a restart group going in Hackney?

Central to the Restart project is the idea of the "Restart Party" an event where members of the public bring along "broken electronics and sad kit to troubleshoot and fix".  The event is facilitated by a number of repairers who bring tools and expertise, and who facilitate people's learning to repair things for themselves.  Restart are holding two events at Arcola…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on September 5, 2013 at 14:00 — 4 Comments

Jury still out on Hackney’s recycling change

In March Hackney changed its recycling system in a move that the council expected would boost recycling rates considerably.

The change from green boxes to green bags has made recycling easier, especially for those living in flats, but provisional figures show that Hackney is recycling only 0.5% more using recycling sacks. This is not the step change that was expected.…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on September 3, 2013 at 14:30 — 1 Comment

Hackney releases waste and recycling data

Hackney Council has released waste and recycling data following a Freedom of Information request by a member of the Sustainable Hackney Steering Group:-.  

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on February 27, 2013 at 17:30 — No Comments

When will the council publish waste and recycling data for the last two years?

With the change to the new recycling system coming very soon we are left in the dark about what is happening to the amount of waste and recycling in our borough.  The council has not published any data since December 2011 when the Annual Monitoring…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on February 14, 2013 at 12:00 — 5 Comments

North London Waste - need for cooperation

The North London Waste Authority which includes Hackney has been developing the North London Waste Plan which will drive investment in waste management infrastructure for the next 20 years.  The NLWP will have significant implications for what happens to  Hackney's waste in future.

It was partly the need to come up with a "preferred option" for managing Hackney's waste as part of the NLWP which was behind the recent decision to…

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Added by James Diamond on June 28, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments

Decision made on move to commingled recycling

As expected Hackney's cabinet decided to accept the recommendation from the recycling team to move to commingled recycling collections, starting next spring.  This will mean an end to the green box collections and the introduction of recycling sacks instead.  Instead of being sorted by hand at the roadside the recycling will be sorted by machine at Bywaters MRF (Material Recycling Facility) in Leyton.…

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Added by James Diamond on May 3, 2012 at 11:30 — 3 Comments

Sustainable Hackney Calls for consultation on recycling change

Today we've written to Cllr Demirci, the cabinet member responsible for waste and recycling as follows:-

"Sustainable Hackney understands that a paper on a change to the recycling system for street level properties will be presented to Cabinet on 20th March.  We feel that the proposed…

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Added by James Diamond on February 2, 2012 at 17:30 — No Comments

A decision on recycling systems will be made on 20th March

A proposal to move to commingled collection for the borough will be decided on by the Cabinet Procurement committee on 20th March.

Council will debate the issue on 29th Feb, so let your councillor know what you think by writing to them at http://www.hackney.gov.uk/findmycouncillor.htm

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Added by James Diamond on January 27, 2012 at 16:00 — 1 Comment

Hackney Council to get rid of the green recycling boxes?

Hackney Council is conducting a trial of mixed recycling collections using orange bags in Cazenove Ward.  The bags replace the familiar green box, and the recycling is sorted at an MRF (Material Recycling Facility) rather than at the kerbside.  

We have concerns that the quality of the material will suffer and there will be more rejections, and we've written to the council's recycling officer to ask about our concerns.…

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Added by James Diamond on December 2, 2011 at 17:30 — 5 Comments

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