Dressing up for Halloween has moved on from re-using holey bed sheets – it’s now a (haunted) cottage industry. Last year the UK spent £510 million on costumes and ended up throwing some seven million outfits in the bin.
To tackle the problem the environmental charity Hubbub today launched its #SewSpooky campaign to bring old costumes back from the dead – aiming to save some of the 300,000 tonnes of clothes that get sent to landfill every year.
Keep Britain Tidy has launched a new campaign to combat the alarming rise in criminal fly-tipping, #CrimeNotToCare, targeting ‘ordinary people’ to promote awareness of the dangers of using unlicensed waste carriers.
San Francisco-based artist Von Wong decided to do something about plastic pollution by making it ‘extravagant, unique and different’ through the addition of a mermaid. He shared some of his images and the stories behind them with us.
A new set of guidelines on recycling is hoping to clear up once and for all what materials can and can’t be recycled at the kerbside in an attempt to remove the confusion holding back recycling the UK.
Knowing what happens to recycling once it’s been collected is a growing motivation in English residents’ participation in council recycling services, especially for those under the age of 35, according to research commissioned by the Resource Association.
A new EU-funded behaviour change programme is aiming to cut down on the 540,000 tonnes of avoidable food waste created in London households every year and save residents of the capital £330 million along the way.
Since January this year, the market town of Swadlincote has been testing out ideas for preventing household food waste, with £1 million in investment from Sainsbury’s. Libby Peake visits the town to see how it’s all going