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Zero Plastic Fantastic – An update

Here Sam Taylor, our Recycling Coordinator (and driving force behind the challenge), discusses the highs and lows of the first month of Zero Plastic Fantastic with the team. Living plastic free, even if the only plastics you are realistically cutting out are “single use”, is hard. I don’t think any of us had expected or […]

Posted 28 April 2017 | Categories: Inspiration, Opinion Piece, Recycling | Tags: challenge, PALL, plastic, plastic free, recycle, Reduce, reuse, zero plastic fantastic

Plastic Myths Busted!

After getting tonnes of questions, our Recycling Coordinator Sam Taylor wrote a blog in the hope of clearing up some of the confusion around plastics… Aren’t all plastics recyclable? How do you make a plastic anyway? Why will you recycle a plastic bottle but not a yoghurt pot? Well, read on to find out the […]

Posted 16 February 2017 | Categories: Recycling | Tags: council, environment, materials, packaging, plastic, recycling, resin identification code system, waste, wastebusters, York

Guest Blog – Gillian Clifton “January Rubbish Challenge” Week 6

This is the final segment Gillian has sent me. Here she lists the things she has found out since finishing the January Rubbish Challenge. Take a look at the fruit and vegetable aisles of the supermarket and it looks like a sea of plastic. Why? And why are all cucumbers sheathed in plastic and has […]

Posted 24 June 2016 | Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: brexit, gillian clifton, guest blog, plastic, recycling, shame, weaving, weft

Guest Blog – Gillian Clifton “January Rubbish Challenge” Week 4

This week our Recycling Co-ordinator Sam Taylor gets a bit philosophical in her comments below… The next post, which will unfortunately be delayed until 15th June, will focus again on the practicalities and tips for landfill minimisation! Gillian: It is time to say farewell to my lonely tomato, ie I’m going to eat it. Which […]

Posted 26 May 2016 | Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: addams, chaos, habits, normal, pizza, plastic, recycling, shopping, Tomato

Guest Blog – Gillian Clifton “January Rubbish Challenge” week 3

Gillian writes: One soft tomato… This is all proving a little bit more difficult than I expected! I mean – who’s stupid idea was it to do a rubbish challenge in January when the house is still full of thoroughly packed and packaged Christmas goodies? Oh yeah. That would be me! Ah well- onward and […]

Posted 18 May 2016 | Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: biodegrade, gas, landfill, ocean, oceansofplastic, plastic, recycling, Salt Brewary, San Francisco, sea, shopping habits, Tomato

Guest Blog – Gillian Clifton “January Rubbish Challenge”

A guest blog post from Gillian Clifton who is sharing her experiences of a no landfill january challenge undertaken by herself and partner Mark. A few notes have been added by Sam our Recycling Co-ordinator but otherwise all words are Gillians.

Posted 4 May 2016 | Categories: Waste and recycling | Tags: baking, challenge, cyc, dog, no landfill january, plastic, recycling, waste, York