Action 284: Plan Diwali with the environment in mind

Date: 11 October Action: 284 Cost of taking action: £/$/€ NIL   The Festival of Lights is approaching! Around the world, Hindus are preparing to celebrate Diwali from 04 November (this date varies as it is based on the Hindu calendar). Diwali means “Festival of Lights” and for many people (read more …)

Action 282: Choose your KitKats with care

Date: 09 October Action: 282 Cost of taking action: £/$/€ NIL   We know the title of this action seems odd, but read on … KitKats are the perfect example of where you can make a simple choice that makes a difference. The reason is: some KitKats are packaged in (read more …)

Action 281: Collect “recycle at stores” items separately

Date: 08 October Action: 281 Cost of taking action: £/$/€ NIL   Annoyingly, kerbside recycling doesn’t cover all food packaging – yet There are too many types of plastic in our food packaging, and not all are recyclable “at the kerbside”, so it’s not always easy to know what to (read more …)

Action 275: Send some packaging back to a manufacturer

Date: 02 October Action: 275 Cost of taking action: £/$/€ NIL/POSTAGE   This gentle piece of activism could be quite powerful if we take collective action How often have you found yourself frustrated at the amount or non-recyclable nature of a particular product’s packaging? This is an easy way to (read more …)

Action 274: Deliberately miss a bin collection day

Date: 01 October Action: 274 Cost of taking action: £/$/€ NIL   This might sound like a strange thing to do, but read on! In most western countries we are privileged to have very efficient council or municipal bin collections; every week or every fortnight the bin lorry comes along (read more …)

Action 272: Reduce the number of convenience meals you eat

Date: 29 September Action: 272 Cost of taking action: £/$/€ SAVES MONEY   So called ‘TV dinners’ are easy and convenient, it’s true … but they come at a high environmental price! Today’s action is to try and reduce the number of convenience meals you buy. These pre-prepared, packaged, chilled (read more …)