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‘Climate Change’ – we are familiar with the term. The concept has been disseminated, publicized, sensationalized endlessly – to the point that it is very much a part of the public imagination. This is the problem. For too many it exists only in the imagination....

So, what’s it all about?

Our aim for the 2018 Birmingham Friends of the Earth Art Competition is to raise awareness of ‘climate refugees,’ encouraging people to consider the disproportionate effects of climate change around the world. It is thought that by 2020 there will be 50 million...

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,...