All Blog Posts Tagged 'waste' (47)

Silo - zero waste restaurant film

Every year, the UK food indus­try wastes 1.9 mil­lion tonnes of food. This film doc­u­ments the sto­ry of one chef and his efforts to change this.

Five years ago, Douglas McMaster opened the restaurant Silo, hoping to change the unsustainable practices of modern food systems.

His…

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Added by Michael Calderbank on November 14, 2021 at 18:30 — No Comments

Progress on Hackney Wick Library of Things

I'm the Community Activator for the new Library of Things which will be opening in the Baths on Eastway soon, supported by partners Sustainable Hackney, LLDC and Stour Studios.

We've been busy installing the kiosk inside the Baths and inviting people to sign up for our newsletter in readiness for when we open for borrowing - you can do this at…

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Added by Lucy Harrison on May 5, 2021 at 13:54 — No Comments

Library of Things is coming to Hackney Wick

I'm Lucy and I'm working as a Community Activator at the Library of Things, which is opening in the Old Baths on Eastway in Hackney Wick this spring. This will provide an affordable way of borrowing useful things for household, DIY, gardening and more, including steam cleaners, drills, projectors and ice cream makers from as little as £1 a day. The Library of Things already have successful branches in Crystal Palace and Morden. The Hackney Wick Library of Things is supported by partners…

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Added by Lucy Harrison on March 3, 2021 at 10:35 — No Comments

Is incineration the right solution for Hackney’s Waste?

Photo: Tim Lewis

The recent articles in the Observer and the…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on March 1, 2021 at 9:00 — 1 Comment

Early Warning Signs Bulletin

The penultimate Bulletin is out now, available in print at Hoxton Trust. Happy Reading!…

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Added by Alice White on December 2, 2020 at 17:38 — No Comments

Hackney Fixers Laptop project update

Today Hackney Fixers handed over 5 laptops to Lauriston School near Victoria Park. 

They will be loaned to kids who have had no access to online learning at home during lockdown so they can access extra resources to help them catch up with their learning.  

From left: James Diamond (Hackney Fixers),…

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Added by Hackney Fixers on September 3, 2020 at 10:41 — 4 Comments

Hackney Fixers - a lockdown project

Unfortunately our events in June and September have been cancelled, but we’ve been working on a lockdown project to refurbish 4 laptops for use by students who need them for online studying.

The laptops are between 5 and 13 years old and have been retired from use for 2-7 years. They are classic examples of “stored WEEE” that would probably eventually end up being “recycled”.

We have purchased and fitted several parts including chargers, batteries, memory, hard…

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Added by Hackney Fixers on July 8, 2020 at 12:00 — No Comments

Where are we with Hackney’s Climate Emergency?

In November last year Sustainable Hackney developed a community response to Hackney Council’s…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on June 24, 2020 at 16:30 — 1 Comment

Sustainable Hackney is community partner for Library of Things Dalston

The launch of Library of Things Dalston has been put on hold while the library is closed.

You may have heard that the Library of Things is coming to Dalston.  The LoT will be based at Dalston CLR James Library and is a lending library for tools, DIY, gardening and cleaning equipment, and stuff for…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on May 29, 2020 at 13:44 — No Comments

Following up on Hackney’s climate emergency declaration

After the community submitted a response to Hackney Council’s climate emergency declaration back in November, we are following up to understand what actions the Council is planning to take to put their resolution into practice. To join the discussion, come to Sustainable Hackney’s next public consultation on the Climate Emergency at our next meeting on Wednesday 26…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on February 16, 2020 at 21:00 — No Comments

Community response to Hackney's climate emergency declaration

Over a series of meetings the community has coordinated a response to Hackney Council's Climate Emergency declaration.  We hoped to present this at the proposed citizen's assembly in November, but as this has been postponed we have submitted it to the council with a request to present our response to that meeting in the New Year.

Our response is…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on November 15, 2019 at 13:00 — 2 Comments

Government consultation on the proposal to extend the Single-use Plastic bag charge to all retailers and to increase the minimum charge to 10p

Copied from: https://consult.defra.gov.uk/environmental-quality/extending-the-single-use-bags-charge/

Overview

The purpose of this consultation is to find out what you think about our plans to extend the Single-use Carrier Bag Charge to all retailers. We also want to know what you think about increasing the minimum charge to 10p.

These changes will build on the…

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Added by Michael Calderbank on January 3, 2019 at 11:58 — No Comments

Five lessons from 5 years of Hackney Fixers

When the Restart Project inspired us to hold our first Restart Party five years ago we thought it was a fun way to DO something practical to help the environment. 

5 years, 33 events and 881 devices later it is still that.  Indeed we are still having fun and we’ve prevented 16 tonnes of CO2 emissions according to the Restart Project’s Fixometer.

As I munched…

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Added by James Diamond on December 6, 2018 at 14:00 — No Comments

Why capitalism loves plastic

Why capitalism loves plastic

The film 'Plastic Ocean' screened by SH showed starkly the madness of using an indestructible material for throw-away…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on November 16, 2018 at 22:00 — No Comments

Celebrating 5 years of Hackney Fixers!

Today is the day, five long years ago, that we held our first Restart Party at Passing Clouds. We were so nervous when we opened up, we didn’t know if anyone would come!

Just found these old photos https://sustainablehackney.org.uk/photo/albums/restart-party-thanks-to-kate-and-hth-foe …

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Added by James Diamond on November 16, 2018 at 16:15 — No Comments

MAKING A WAVE OF CHANGE!

We had a fab day co-hosting the zero waste market with Plastic Free Hackney, educational activities such as DIY vertical salad leaf planters and ofcourse the screening of 'A Plastic Ocean' in the evening followed by a lively panel discussion.…

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Added by samantha on October 6, 2018 at 8:00 — No Comments

The Big Fix

After a day helping at the Big Fix, some strong images remain.

 

There were the two young women modelling second-hand garments they had bought while Traid volunteers nipped and tucked until they fitted perfectly – a veritable fashion show.

Traid clothing repair

 

And the man who had brought his much-loved…

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Added by Gillian Symons on October 3, 2018 at 15:30 — No Comments

Pick litter while you dog walk! Steve and Riley show us how it's done.

Alongside watching whales and dolphins, one of Whale and Dolphin Conservation’s wonderful Scottish Shorewatch volunteers Steve Truluck and his dog Riley have been collecting garbage from their local beaches for a while now, to stop plastic pollution from making its way into the ocean.…

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Added by Kathryn Johnson on August 25, 2018 at 15:15 — No Comments

Stronger on sustainability

Tackling climate change and air pollution and giving residents a real voice in how the borough is changing are upfront and bold in the Mayor’s foreword to ‘A Fairer, Safer and More Sustainable Hackney’, Labour’s manifesto for the 2018-2022 Council. And while the environment is bringing up the rear in the document, the…

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Added by Kathryn Johnson on June 5, 2018 at 18:31 — No Comments

Stronger on sustainability

Tackling climate change and air pollution and giving residents a real voice in how the borough is changing are upfront and bold in the Mayor’s foreword to ‘A Fairer, Safer and More Sustainable Hackney’, Labour’s manifesto for the 2018-2022 Council. And while the environment is bringing up the rear in the document, the…

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Added by Kathryn Johnson on June 5, 2018 at 18:31 — No Comments

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