Spring is fast approaching and there is no better time to start composting than right now! Which is why the Surrey Environment Partnership (SEP) is holding a ‘double the discount’ sale on compost bins and hot composters this March. You can get £8 off a black, 220-litre compost bin that can compost all garden waste, and even some food waste… Continue Reading Grab a reduced-price compost bin in SEP’s spring sale!
Lots of ingredients and not enough inspiration? You’re not alone. It’s estimated that a whopping one in five bags of food shopping goes to waste each week. In Surrey alone, over 50,000 tonnes of food waste ended up in rubbish bin last year. The good news is that it’s easier than you think to reduce your food waste. In honour… Continue Reading Top tips for Food Waste Action Week
A new trial scheme, Rethink Waste, is currently urging Elmbridge residents to reduce the amount of waste they produce by offering them incentives, such as charity donations and prizes, to do so. Results of the trial will be used as evidence to inform future work on waste reduction. When residents sign up to the scheme they access fun weekly activities… Continue Reading Trial urges Elmbridge residents to Rethink Waste
Paper guides to waste, recycling and bin collections are soon to be distributed to all households in Surrey. They will land on residents’ doorsteps between 1 and 13 November 2021, although Guildford’s residents received their guides in October. Each guide contains information on which items should go in which bins, tips on recycling more and wasting less and advice on… Continue Reading Guides to waste, recycling and bin collections coming to Surrey households
To celebrate Libraries Week 2021, we asked Katy Newnham, the co-Founder and Creative Director of Wastebuster, a not-for-profit environmental education company, to tell us her top five children’s books about the environment. Here they are: The Lorax by Dr. Seuss is perhaps the most well-known book on the environment and is fantastic because at its core there’s a great story… Continue Reading Celebrate Libraries Week with five children’s books about the environment
Ever looked longingly at your leftovers? The good news is, if you can’t finish your food, it doesn’t have to go to waste. Help the planet by recycling what you can’t eat and turn it into energy that can power your home. Once your food caddy is full, your recycling is collected and taken to an anaerobic digestion facility. Here,… Continue Reading Power the planet with food waste
As a resident of Surrey, why not treat yourself and your garden to a reduced-price discounted compost bin? You can buy a black, 220-litre compost bin, which can compost all garden waste, and even some food waste such as vegetable peelings, eggshells and coffee grounds. The total price to you, including delivery, is just £17.70, reduced from £24.69. Your compost… Continue Reading Snap up a discounted compost bin now!
The Surrey Environment Partnership (SEP), together with over 150 local authorities and 10 professional bodies, is calling on the Sentencing Council to consider tougher fines and sentences for fly-tipping offenders. As part of a proposed review of the Environmental Offences Definitive Guideline (2014), SEP, working in partnership with a range of local authorities and professional bodies covering Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire,… Continue Reading Surrey Environment Partnership calls for tougher legal action on fly-tippers
To celebrate Global Recycling Day, we asked Guildford resident and biological science student Elaria Rich her thoughts on how students can recycle more and reduce waste whilst living in shared accommodation: As students living in a whirlwind of assignments and socialising, how much do we think about recycling? When it comes to recycling, the key to unlocking a greener future… Continue Reading How can students living in shared accommodation reduce waste and recycle right?