Do you feel frustrated by electronic and electrical appliances that stop working? Want to learn to make them last longer? Join Hackney Fixers for Fixing Fridays, where we show you how to repair and take back control!Continue
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An interesting article by Peter Jones on Isonomia on what's behind the rise in three-weekly collections: the cuts in council budgets and the decisions that have to be made about what's going to give. http://www.isonomia.co.uk/?p=4781
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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…Continue
Added by James Diamond on February 27, 2017 at 18:38 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Clare Taylor on January 10, 2017 at 10:51 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by James Diamond on December 12, 2016 at 18:30 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Save Lea Marshes on July 29, 2016 at 13:00 — No Comments
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
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.
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The Hackney recycling service has installed extra temporary recycling points for small electrical items from 11-22nd April at:
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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…Continue
Added by James Diamond on November 2, 2013 at 14:30 — No Comments
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…Continue
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.…Continue
Hackney Council has released waste and recycling data following a Freedom of Information request by a member of the Sustainable Hackney Steering Group:-.
Added by Sustainable Hackney on February 27, 2013 at 17:30 — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by James Diamond on June 28, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments
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.…Continue