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The Other 364 Days of the Year …

Yesterday was National Refill Day, an opportunity to encourage the country to make the switch from single-use plastic water bottles to reusable bottles. BILLIONS of plastic bottles are produced every year around the globe: doesn’t it make sense to do what we can to reduce that number? But the ethos of refill is about far …

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National Refill Day 2019

In the not-too-distant past, I worked as research assistant and was responsible for investigating how to encourage people to adopt more sustainable behaviour. I was specifically looking at household retrofitting—solar panels, underfloor insulation, high-quality glazing, etc. A more energy efficient house means less energy wasted and a smaller carbon footprint, and it typically has the …

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Beyond Spring Cleaning

I like to joke that my interest in litter has its origin in my background as an archaeologist. After all, most artefacts are simply the detritus of past civilisations, and middens—the landfills of the past—are considered an archaeological jackpot because they’re rich sources of evidence for how people once lived. Yet the archaeology I’ve been …

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CANCELLED: 15th June Clean Up

Next week’s Community Clean Up on 15th June has been cancelled due to the current construction around Donkey Field. However, this doesn’t mean you have to leave litter behind: picking up wherever you can, whenever you can, can make a big difference! Our next clean up will be Saturday, 14th September in Monkton Park: have …

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#OneADayInMay 2019

I’m not quite sure how it’s happened so quickly, but tomorrow is the 1st of May! I usually post daily throughout the month to showcase my #OneADayInMay finds, but I’m afraid I have too much to do with my non-rubbish activities at the moment, so I am turning this month over to you: please pick …

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