North London residents encouraged to reduce food waste and single-use plastic for World Environment Day
Today, Tuesday 5 June, is World Environment Day. This year’s theme ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ challenges us all to reduce the amount of plastic we use and throw away. For instance, swapping your disposable coffee cup for a reusable one. North London Waste Authority (NLWA) is keen to help north London residents reduce their waste and is running a series of events to help residents make that switch.
£60,000 available in grants from North London Waste Authority for waste prevention projects by not-for-profit organisations
Media coverage on issues surrounding waste, especially single-use-plastic, isn’t the only thing that has increased in 2018. North London Waste Authority’s (NLWA’s) grant fund for community projects commenced in 2017-18 and is being continued with an increased amount of funding available for 2018-19.
Wonky veg and single-use plastic: environmentalism has gone mainstream, so what next for the waste industry?
Waste has never been higher in the public mind. Blue Planet II has catalysed demands for action. Not a week goes by without a new fuss over coffee cups, or plastic straws or water bottles.
Before tearing into your delicious Easter treats this weekend, spare a thought for the wrapper that brought them safely to you. It is one small piece of an estimated 3,000 tonnes of Easter egg waste the UK generates annually.