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?
Despite being categorised as key workers when coronavirus lockdown measures were introduced in March 2020, bin collection crews in Surrey still face verbal abuse and are sometimes put in danger by members of the public. Most often, residents verbally abuse bin collection crews when they want them to collect waste presented in a way that could cause a hazard or… Continue Reading Bin collection crews facing abuse from Surrey residents
Enjoy double the discount on a hot composter, the perfect zero-waste solution for garden and food waste, during our August bank holiday weekend sale. For just £57, the advantage of a Green Johanna 330 litre Hot Composter is that it composts ALL of your food waste including meat, fish and dairy. It also leaves you with rich, nutritious compost in… Continue Reading Grab a double discount on a hot composter
Face masks are a new normal essential, you already need to wear one when travelling on public transport and from 24 July you will also need one when visiting a shop or supermarket. If you’re sporting a disposable face mask, after use, you will need to place it in your rubbish bin as it cannot be recycled. If you’re self-isolating… Continue Reading How to dispose of face masks safely
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 Surrey Recycles search tool and free app comes in. Simply enter your postcode and the item and you’ll get an instant answer on… Continue Reading Recycle it right
While we are spending more time at home and adapting to a new normal, we have also become more aware of nature flourishing around us. Whether it is waking up to a chorus of bird song, watching hedgehogs snuffling around the garden or spotting a lone butterfly pause to smell the roses, we are starting to appreciate our natural surroundings.… Continue Reading World Environment Day is a time to appreciate our surroundings