Local Recycling Directory – Colchester Essex

After you have reduced, reused and repaired any items you buy the next option is to recycle what you have left. The first thing to do is to check out what recycling facilities are available through your Local Authority.

Are You Guilty Of The Most Common Crimes to the Environment in Your Home?

Guest Post by Callum Dawson*

We all have our little bad habits, but how often do we consider whether they could be causing damage to the environment?  Following the findings from the UN’s intergovernmental panel on climate change and global warming it’s clear that we need to do a lot more, collectively, to help remedy the damage that has been

Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush

Or at least your old ones.
Hot on the heels of last months successful Cables Amnesty the Colchester Farmers Market will be running an old Toothbrush Amnesty at the Colchester Farmers Market this Friday the 7th December.
En-form, the local environment charity who run the market will be collecting toothbrushes, toothbrush heads from electric and battery toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes

Choosing Reusable Cups and Bottles – Top 5 Initiatives to Fight Plastic Pollution Part 5

Guest Post by Erika Mastrorosa*

The final post in our series – if you haven’t read the others, please follow the links below for the full story about reducing the pollution associated with plastic production.

There are FIVE things we do to reduce our plastic footprint.

  1. Eliminating virgin plastic bottles
  2. Eliminating plastic packaging for food
  3. Using alternative mixtures in manufacturing

Introducing a Deposit Return Scheme- Top 5 Initiatives to Fight Plastic Pollution Part 4

Guest Post by Erika Mastrorosa*

This is our fourth post in a series! This week we investigate how a deposit return scheme could help reduce the pollution associated with plastic production. Check out the previous weeks blogs below.

There are FIVE things we do to reduce our plastic footprint.

  1. Eliminating virgin plastic bottles
  2. Eliminating plastic packaging for food
  3. Using alternative

Using Alternative Mixtures in Manufacturing- Top 5 Initiatives to Fight Plastic Pollution Part 3

Guest Post by Erika Mastrorosa*

Welcome to the third post in a series about tackling the global emergency of plastic pollution.  Over the coming weeks we’ll discuss each of the categories below. This week we take a look at how using alternative mixtures in manufacturing could help reduce the pollution associated with plastic production.

There are FIVE things we do

Eliminating Plastic Packaging for Food – Top 5 Initiatives to Fight Plastic Pollution Part 2

Guest Post by Erika Mastrorosa*

This is the second post in a series about tackling plastic waste. Plastic pollution is a global emergency and it has been estimated that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fishFollowing on from Erika’s first post about ways to eliminate virgin plastic bottles, we take a look …

Eliminating Virgin Plastic Bottles – Top 5 Initiatives to Fight Plastic Pollution Part 1

Guest Post by Erika Mastrorosa*

With its toxic impact on humans, animals and environment, plastic pollution is a global emergency we can no longer overlook. In our everyday lives, many of us rely on disposable plastic packaging. Although plastic has been made to last forever, 33% is only used once. Plastic cannot biodegrade, it just breaks into smaller pieces

An Insight Into Organic Farming in the UK

Guest Post by John Hannen*

Despite the growth rate of organic farming, this type of agriculture only accounts for 1% of crops on Earth. With so much land available, would it be beneficial to take the necessary steps to become an organic farmer?

What is organic farming?

Organic farming is simply a type of crop and livestock production which can …