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 255: Organise a summer table-top sale in your street

Date: 12 September Action: 255 Cost of taking action: £/$/€ NIL   A street table-top sale is a great fun community event – plus it brings a load of environmental benefits If you’ve been following our articles you might remember our suggestion about a ‘help yourself’ stand outside your house. (read more …)

Action 253: Be a green festival-goer

Date: 10 September Action: 253 Cost of taking action: £/$/€ LOW or NIL   Festivals are back after the pandemic, but let’s work together to reduce their impact on the environment If you are a music lover and festival goer, there are some simple and inexpensive (or free) steps you (read more …)

Action 241: Learn about sustainable bamboo

Date: 29 August Action: 241 Cost of taking action: £/$/€ NIL   Bamboo is an amazing material and highly sustainable Today’s action is to learn about what bamboo can do! Despite the fact that some bamboo can grow as tall as the tallest trees, bamboo isn’t actually a tree. It (read more …)