Category Archives: Plastic

Hertfordshire students shun single-use plastic

As the Climate Change summit took place in the US, here in Hertfordshire people were pledging to play their part in helping to tackle the problems of climate change and pollution during Recycling Week. Recycling Week is a nationwide initiative to encourage people to recycle more, and the only way this can be achieved is…
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15 ways to teach recycling

In the UK, we are producing approximately 22.8 million tonnes of waste going to landfill – that’s a lot! Though our recycling rates are gradually increasing, currently at 45.2%, there’s still another 55% to go. The global leaders of recycling Germany, Austria and South Korea, with rates between 50-60%, show us that improvements can be…
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My experience of ‘Plastic Free Month’

In honour of the plastic free July global movement, I will be choosing to refuse single-use plastics for a month. The hardest part in beginning the cause was to finding replacement for all the products I regularly use which contain plastics. By living plastic free or with reduced plastic, it creates a positive impact on…
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Could you go plastic free for the rest of July?

July is plastic free month, so are you up to the challenge of ditching the plastic for a couple of weeks? Maybe it's not as tricky as it sounds. Our very own marketing intern, Ellie Welsh, is taking on the challenge and will be sharing her plastic -free diary at the end of the month.…
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Plastic Soup: Cawleys’ Reaction to the BBC’s ‘War on Waste’ TV show

Last night’s BBC TV show ‘The War on Plastics’ was a stark reminder of the plastic pollution in our oceans. In Hugh’s words ‘we’re just adding to an ever thicker plastic soup’ with plastic being found in the stomachs of all manner of wildlife and destroying the planet’s eco-system. The show’s overriding message was to…
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How to Store Food Without Plastic

Many people have been concerned with the amount of plastic that is being produced and thrown away. UK supermarkets produce almost 1 million tonnes of plastic packaging each year which they believe keeps their fruit and vegetables fresher for long! Currently a truckload of plastic enters our oceans where it becomes a hazard for marine…
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Is all this bad news about plastic and pollution depressing you?

Well it needn’t because you have the power as a consumer and an employee to make a difference at home and at work. Firstly, you don’t need to feel bad about all packaging. It actually has a vital role to play in reducing waste, and without packaging of some description, far more food and goods…
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Plastic recycling, how does it affect you?

Three days to go until major retailers will stop giving away free plastic bags, and what a good thing too, to make us all pay more attention to plastic recycling. On Monday 5th October shops in England that have more than 250 employees will be subject to the 5p plastic bag levy. The move to…
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