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Festival Fundamentals

Earlier this year I wrote a blog post entitled Why People Litter that outlines the reasons I’ve identified that drive littering behaviour in the UK. Very soon after it was published, the Off the Ground Twitter feed was full of photos of a littered Hyde Park after a sunny Bank Holiday weekend, prompting me to …

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Reduce Your Wasteline: Get Social

If you watched Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Anita Rani’s recent series War on Plastic, you’ll have seen that they focused on changing the behaviour of people living on a single street and—spoilers ahead—they managed to reduce the amount of single-use plastics by a whopping 45%. I am firmly convinced that one of the reasons for this …

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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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