Plastic bags piled up

What are UK supermarkets doing to tackle plastic bags?

Last week, The Co-op announced that it will be replacing single-use plastic bags with compostable ones. The new bags, which have already been trialled in 22 stores in England, will now be introduced in more than 1,400 of the Co-op’s 2,500 stores across the UK. The supermarket chain has said the bags will breakdown within 12 weeks under certain conditions, …

Reusable water bottles: where can I fill up?

Consumers in the UK use over 35 million plastic bottles each day, yet nearly 16 million of them are not being recycled. That’s a lot of plastic bottles that either end up in the landfill or even worse, are thrown away and end up polluting the environment and the wildlife that lives there. One of the easiest things you can …

Why Recycling Isn’t Enough

by Sarah Moyes, Social Media Volunteer       There’s no doubt that we should all be recycling as much as possible. So many things from plastic bottles to drinks cans and paper can be recycled. And of course, it’s much better to put these items in the recycling bin rather than just throwing them away. Recycling gives drinks bottles …