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Christmas & New Years Waste & Recycling Dates

Food waste kerbside collection

West London Waste Authority offices will be closed between 24th December to 1st January. Brent HRRC will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day Monday 8am to 4pm Tuesday 8am to 4pm Wednesday 8am to 4pm Thursday 8am to 4pm Friday 8am to 4pm Saturday 8am to 4pm Sunday 8am to…

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Package Free Shopping – Myth or reality?

Package free isles

I often walk into the supermarket and find myself asking… ‘Why is there such a limited selection of package free items?’ It seems that everything tends to come in some form of packaging. When I unpack my groceries at home, most of this packaging ultimately ends up filling up my bin. From pasta and ric…

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Are Bee’s Reaching their Tipping Point?

Bee

Having recently been out in my garden for the first time during these winter months to tackle the overgrown weeds, and an attempt to cut the grass whilst the sun was out I noticed a couple of bees buzzing around. This got me thinking about the report I stumbled across that came out last week…

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London Fashion Week 2018 – On the lookout for responsible designers

Clothes rack

London Fashion week sets the bar once again for next season (Autumn/Winter 2018) with an abundance of bright and bold statement pieces saturating the catwalk. We’ve decided to investigate up and coming designers that implement environmental and social responsibility through the materials used within their collections. After watching David Attenborough’s BBC series Blue Planet II,…

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West London Waste Authority Celebrates First Full Year Of Operations at Severnside Energy Recovery Centre

Severnside Energy Recovery Centre

West London Waste Authority and its constituent boroughs, project investors and SUEZ recycling and recovery UK (SUEZ), came together this past week at the Severnside Energy Recovery Centre (SERC) in South Gloucestershire to celebrate its successful first year of full service operations as part of a 25 year Public Private Partnership contract. Under the contract,…

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Latte Levy?

Paper cup of takeaway coffee in the hand

Each minute in the UK, 500 coffee cups are thrown away, that’s up to 2.5 billion of them in our waste stream every year. Britain’s coffee cravings are only increasing the amount of waste produced with much of the “disposable cups” being littered. The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) is now calling on the government to…

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New Year New Gadgets?

FB WEEE Promo v2

New phones, tablets and even the Amazon Alexa seemed to be on the top of everyone’s Christmas list. With the festive period over, it’s safe to say our homes are packed with the latest gadgets and gizmos that will make our lives easier, so they say. New electronics replacing the old ones but what to…

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