Take Action

What can you do? Sign our petition in support of a national deposit return scheme on plastic bottles Try to reduce your plastic waste by carrying an alternative drinking bottle and buying less plastic packaging. Take a look at these 9 ways to reduce your plastic waste...

The Solution

At Birmingham Friends of the Earth we are campaigning for a national deposit return scheme on plastic bottles. In Britain, there has been a huge drop in number of plastic carrier bags, as a result of asking people to pay 5p for them. We feel that a similar approach to...

The Problem

Bottles and cans are an element in litter and this is a big issue for people in Birmingham. It is unsightly and costs a lot to pick it all up. According to a report by the ‘Recycle Now’ campaign, 16 million plastic bottles go unrecycled in the UK every day. Plastic,...
Stalls Season and Competition

Stalls Season and Competition

As winter draws in and the days start to get shorter we have come to end of our main season for stalls and events. It’s been a fantastic one which I feel honoured to have co-ordinated. Lots of money has been raised, in particular for us to buy our beehives in Digbeth...