On National Refill Day, Bristol City Council has announced the installation of eight new water fountains around the city to cut plastic bottle consumption. However, recent research by SodaStream found that only 28 per cent of councils are engaged with local plastic bottle waste initiatives.
Since its inception in 1993, Community RePaint has been working to reuse as much leftover paint as possible, redistributing 5.5 million litres to community organisations and low-income individuals at affordable prices, and providing training opportunities for people out of work up and down the country.
With global resource use predicted to double by 2060 if trends continue, Global Recycling Day is aiming to shine a light on the power of education to change public attitudes towards recycling and consumption.
The top 10 in Resource’s annual list of influencers, the Hot 100, has been announced, with Cat Fletcher, Reuse Manager at Brighton and Hove City Council and co-founder of reuse network Freegle, taking the top spot.