All Blog Posts Tagged 'waste' (37)

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

Refill your water bottle for free ...

With temperatures increasing, you can refill your water bottle with refreshing tap water for free from over 1000 businesses in #London.  Download the app to find your nearest refill point here #RefillLondon 

Added by Kathryn Johnson on April 24, 2018 at 10:54 — No Comments

Sign Divest Hackney’s petition and join Fossil Free London on Sat 28 April

Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, has taken the next step towards divesting the London Pension Fund from fossil fuels, and he’s called on other London Boroughs to do the same. This is good news, but there’s still lots to do to get the commitments we need and to build the fairer, cleaner Hackney and London we want to see.

A few things you can do to get involved - no contribution is too small ...

 

Sign the petition to Divest…

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Added by Michael Calderbank on April 7, 2018 at 11:00 — No Comments

An extra big smile!

Hackney Fixers hosted a busy day of fixing on 3rd February at the Redmond Centre, with over 50 people coming for help with their ailing electrical equipment and clothing.  One happy lady, Elizabeth, asked for “an extra big smile” to be drawn on the fixing log, she was so pleased to have her phone working again!

We realised with a start that this was…

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Added by Hackney Fixers on February 9, 2018 at 14:00 — No Comments

A busy time at Sustainability Awareness day

On Saturday 30th September, at the Sustainability Awareness Day in the Town Hall Square we welcomed members of the public to two stalls, one for Hackney Energy and the other for Sustainable Hackney.
 
A steady stream of ‘sustainable punters’ visited our stalls expressing interest in the exciting…
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Added by Sustainable Hackney on October 4, 2017 at 11:30 — No Comments

The London Upcycling Show & Competition

Following on from last year’s success North London Waste Authority (NLWA) and environmental charity Groundwork London have joined forces to run the London Upcycling Competition 2017.


North Londoners are invited to enter the London Upcycling…

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Added by Emily Morshuis on October 4, 2017 at 11:25 — 2 Comments

Hackney Fixers - Fixing Fridays

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!

These free workshops are at Dalston CLR James Library at 6pm on the…

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Added by James Diamond on September 3, 2017 at 18:00 — No Comments

Fighting back against Fracking - Film Screening - the Bentley Effect - 8th June

Frack Off London are organising a London screening of The Bentley Effect, a film documenting how a community in Australia organised against unconventional gas extraction, building up to an iconic blockade. 



With the fracking industry pushing to start production in the UK this year, this is a really timely film to build up a strong opposition wherever they drill.
The screening is at the Hive Dalston on Thursday 8th June at 7pm, and it's…
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Added by Richard Payne on April 17, 2017 at 22:12 — No Comments

The rise in three-weekly waste collections

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

Added by Clare Taylor on March 2, 2017 at 15:23 — No Comments

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

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