1st Jun 2008

Essex celebrates Recycle Week in style

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Essex saw a huge range of recycling activities and events to celebrate Recycle Week. Ranging from reusable bag giveaways at civic amenity sites, to an extremely successful high street stall in Colchester, to a Junk Swap in Springfield Park Baptist Church – Essex reuse and recycling organizations were extremely high profile. The Junk Swap was so successful that the tables were 3-people deep!

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1st Jun 2008

WRAP launches new guidance to help local authorities improve participation in recycling schemes

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WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) have produced new guidance - Improving Low Participation Areas (LPA's) - Effective Communications Planning which comprises detailed questions that help local authorities to identify LPAs and to understand how to enable residents in these areas to recycle more. For more information see link:

www.wrap.org.uk/wrap_corporate/news/wrap_launches_new.html 
 

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1st Jun 2008

New Home for ECORRN

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ECORRN celebrated the opening of its new office on 6th June to coincide with Recycle Week. We now have a dedicated office in TREE's new Chelmsford community shop. It is fantastic to have somewhere so central and being based with one of our most active members is a definite plus. We are very grateful to TREE for providing the space.

If you need to contact us for information and advice, support and promotional work, or simply for a chat then our new phone number is 01245 351 579. If you want to drop by then the address is: 8 Hoffmanns Way, Chelmsford, CM1 1GU.

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1st Jun 2008

The FRN has teamed up with Britain's only social enterprise provider of domestic and commercial energy EBICO

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EBICO do not charge a fee for people with pre payment meters. The traditional energy companies charge these customers a premium which means that the poorest people are often paying the highest prices for their electricity and gas.

The FRN has agreed to promote EBICO products and they are inviting FRN members, from anywhere in the UK to join them. There will be a payment of £10 for each customer that switches to EBICO which will be split evenly between FRN and the member involved.

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1st Jun 2008

ASDA under fire after attack on council recycling

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Thousands of tonnes of packaging are needlessly ending up in landfill because hundreds of local authorities only collect the "bare minimum" of material, retail giant ASDA has claimed.

The supermarket said on Monday that millions of people found it difficult to recycle its packaging - even though 93% of it was recyclable - because of a "postcode lottery" of recycling services. As a result, it said it would be fighting against Government proposals to introduce a pay as you throw "tax" because they were unfair.

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1st Jun 2008

Launch of Reconomy CIC

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The Furniture Re-use Network, Community Composting Network, Community Recycling Network UK and London Community Recycling Network have created a new community interest company (CIC) to work together more effectively across England. REconomy CIC will provide representation, development support, guidance and information for voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations working to manage resources sustainably.

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1st Jun 2008

Community initiatives site launched

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A website has been launched by a social enterprise to promote awareness of community initiatives and services in England and Wales.

The site, at www.communityprojects.biz, provides free advertising space for community groups and for local projects that are supported by MPs, peers, the police, celebrities or sports personalities.

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1st Jun 2008

Recycling anger over skip arrest

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An environmental campaigner has been arrested for taking four plastic chairs from a recycling centre.

Genny Bove, 46, from Wrexham, said the chairs were dumped in a general rubbish skip and were due to go to a landfill site rather than being recycled. She is on bail, but called it a "waste of police time and resources".

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1st Jun 2008

National Trust publish cook book for compost

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A brand new book is set to notch up a National Trust first by becoming the first 100 per cent biodegradable book published by the organisation. Sold in National Trust shops and online, 'How to 'Cook' Compost' is completely compostable and the ultimate book to help you with green living.

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