My first experience going zero-waste shopping

Have you heard of zero-waste supermarkets? A growing number of these establishments are providing practical solutions to the problem of packaging waste. Supermarket food packaging is largely unrecyclable, meaning the majority of it ends up in landfills or...

Plastics campaign Spring update

It has been a busy few months working on our plastics campaign. We have been campaigning for the Commonwealth Games, which are coming to Birmingham in 2022, to be plastic-free. At our annual campaign planning day in early March, the group voted to continue with this...

The Tysley Incinerator

The Tysley Incinerator

The Tysley Incinerator – Shaz Rahman A new report from the ‘United Kingdom Without Incineration Report (UKWIN)’ organisation has stated the considerable downsides to incineration as a way of producing electricity. The report is available on their website:...

Flushed Away?

Flushed Away? Sarah Shaw As consumers we're paying more and more attention to the environmental impact of what we put in our shopping baskets. But what about the stuff we put down our toilets? According to the Marine Conservation Society, around 8.5% of all litter...