Who doesn’t love a chocolate egg at Easter? Even if you avoid the sweet brown confection for the rest of year, indulging yourself once a year is a treat not to be missed. Unfortunately, it’s a treat that loses some of its appeal when you open the box and find it filled with plastic packaging. … More Let’s have a plastic-free Easter (Petition)
Plastic waste is an environmental issue that cannot be ignored. According to US scientists, 8.3 million tons of plastic waste has been produced to date, with 79% of it ending up in landfill or the environment. We can all do our part to avoid using plastic, but it can be difficult when the aisles of supermarkets are … More Say ‘No!’ to plastic filled supermarkets (Petition)
Everyone loves the sparkle of glitter, especially at Christmas, but whilst these shiny bits of plastic are perfect for decorating Christmas cards and baubles, not to mention ourselves and our party outfits, there are growing concerns about the effect they’re having upon the environment. After the Tops Day chain of nurseries across southern Britain decided … More Is it time for a worldwide glitter ban?
Disposable coffee cups – they’re recyclable, right? You might think so, but the truth is that fewer than 1 in 400 takeaway cups are actually recycled. That’s only 1% of the estimated 2.5 billion take-away coffee cups that are thrown away in the UK each year. Even those cups that you place in your own recycling … More Time to end the waste from coffee cups (Petition)
In a great victory for people power, fracking company INEOS has dropped its plans to survey for shale gas in Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve. Over a quarter of a million people signed the Friends of the Earth and 38 Degrees petitions at the beginning of 2017, urging the Environment Secretary and the Forestry Commission … More Fracking plans in Sherwood Forest dropped