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November 4, 2019

Does the stuff you put in your recycling bin really get recycled? How is plastic separated from paper, cardboard from drinks cans?

A quick answer to the first question is: yes, it really does get recycled. For answers to the second question, read on.

The Borough Council...

June 23, 2018

Earlier this year,  a zero waste conference in Capannori in Tuscany, Italy was attended by more than 100 people from all over Italy - and one from Buxton (me). 

I'd heard about the conference through the European Zero Waste network and was really curious about the...

June 4, 2018

“In 2013 the UK was home to 6 billion items of clothing, roughly a hundred per adult; a quarter of these never leave the wardrobe.” (Frank Trentmann, Empire of Things).

Every now and again you may go through your clothes and throw a bundle into the bin outside the super...

April 10, 2018

Plastic is a problem, with visible and hidden impact,  and is rightly the focus of much attention. But course it’s not the only material that harms the environment. There’s all the other stuff we buy, use for a while and then probably throw away, with its constituent m...

March 11, 2018

A humble cabbage costing 50p neatly protected in a thick plastic wrapping? Cheese wrapped once in film, then weighed and placed in a plastic bag to be labelled?

There has been much talk lately about the amount of plastic packaging used by supermarkets, but, as even the...

February 3, 2018

As I walk through Edale, I’m baffled by the amount of plastic that appears along the roads after a sunny Sunday: water bottles, chocolate wrappers, fast food containers, coffee cups, crisp packets. Plastic bags fly up into the trees and flutter for days among the branc...

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