Surrey schools challenged to tackle plastic problem

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

Surrey Environment Partnership shortlisted for two National Recycling Awards

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

Five hacks to reduce food waste

If you want instant gains in your purse and for the planet, why not get clever and hack some everyday kitchen tasks? By learning just five simple work-arounds to reduce the amount of food you waste, you could start saving right away and do your bit for the environment while you’re at it. You might already do some, like planning… Continue Reading Five hacks to reduce food waste

Christmas card and paper recycling

The countdown to Christmas has begun. Christmas cards are filling post boxes, cardboard-packaged gifts are landing on doorsteps and empty mince pie boxes are piling up high. Luckily, in Surrey you can recycle your festive paper and card with ease. Whether you have empty chocolate boxes, old envelopes or used wrapping paper, there is room in your recycling bin for… Continue Reading Christmas card and paper recycling