In the race to cut down on plastic, alternative products labelled ‘biodegradable’ or ‘compostable’ including cutlery, plates, packaging and coffee cups are filling supermarket shelves. These products shouldn’t go in your recycling, food or garden waste bin and might not be suitable for home composting. Here’s why… Food and garden waste in Surrey is recycled using processes that require the… Continue Reading Compostable products broken down
One of Surrey Environment Partnership’s partners, Mole Valley District Council (MVDC), has seen enthusiasm from businesses in their support for the recently-established ‘Refill Mole Valley’ scheme. Over 50 local businesses have already signed up to list themselves as a Refill Station. MVDC only joined forces with founders of the Refill Campaign, City to Sea, in September this year, but more… Continue Reading Mole Valley reaches 50th sign-up for refill movement, 12 November 2019
Are you confused about recycling? We all know it’s the right thing to do, but with so many items that can be recycled it’s not easy to remember the right way to do it. That’s where the free Surrey Recycles search tool and app comes in. Simply enter your postcode and the item and you’ll get an instant answer on… Continue Reading How do I recycle this?
Having declared a Climate Emergency earlier this year, Surrey Environment Partnership member Mole Valley District Council has taken a stand against single use plastics and is inviting local businesses to join the Refill Mole Valley scheme and inspire others to take action too. Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) has joined forces with not-for-profit organisation, City to Sea’s, national Refill Campaign… Continue Reading Mole Valley joins refill movement, 3 September 2019
Surrey residents recycled even more food waste in their caddies last year meaning that £310,000 is now being saved every year and helping to protect essential services. But even though big savings are already being made, more food waste could be recycled – if all food waste in Surrey went into caddies, it would save an extra £3 million a… Continue Reading Food waste recycling results in £310,000 saving for Surrey, 13 June 2019
This June Surrey school children will be meeting plastic pollution head-on as they compete to learn about recycling plastic and pester their parents to help. The Surrey Primary Schools Plastic Challenge, organised by Wastebuster on behalf of the Surrey Environment Partnership, takes place between 3 and 30 June. Schools will use a range of resources, including short films, assembly guides,… Continue Reading Surrey schools challenged to tackle plastic problem, 5 June 2019
Surrey Environment Partnership (SEP) has been shortlisted for two categories at one of the recycling industry’s most prestigious awards ceremonies. The partnership is up for the Team of the Year and Local Authority Success – Targeted Improvement Scheme categories at the National Recycling Awards. Both awards are for its work on improving recycling at blocks of flats, which has successfully… Continue Reading Surrey Environment Partnership shortlisted for two National Recycling Awards, 13 May 2019