Tag Archive: Eco

Jan 28

Waste Management – How the Germans do it

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Tweet Germany, have the second highest recycling rate in Europe at 65% (recycling and composting combined). Germans produced less household waste per head in 2008 than they did in 1997. In Germany as of 2008 a mere 1% of the household rubbish was landfilled (smashing EU targets set for 2016) The question is – How …

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Dec 01

40,000 Christmas Trees

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Tweet 40,000 Christmas trees are passing through New Smithfield market this year, right in front of the offices where I work! The guy who sells them is the biggest real Christmas tree wholesaler in Manchester and sells to other wholesalers – and also to some of my colleagues!! The question which has been bugging me …

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Nov 17

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year


Tweet Christmas Cards The first Christmas card was sent in 1843 and featured a small child drinking wine with his family. While I don’t commend that behaviour I do commend the fact that these first Christmas cards were recycled! Yes that’s right, the first cards were cut up and the images used in scrap books …

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Nov 12

Wrap it up

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Tweet 6 wrapping tips So you’ve bought some presents (or not yet as the case may be). To add that element of surprise and fun for the kids (and big kids) you have decided you’re going to wrap the presents in the traditional manner. But wait! – check this out first: Christmas Wrapping Ideas: Get …

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Nov 04

8 3Rs Christmas Gift Ideas

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Tweet Thnking of ‘going green’ this Christmas – read on. Here’s a few gift ideas I came up with. 1. Give An Experience 2. Adopt a Turtle 3. Subscription to Spotify 4. Give Time 5. Make Something Yourself 6. Use Freecycle 7. Reuse – Ebay/Charity Shop/Car Boot Sale 8. Plant a Tree 1. An experience …

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Oct 30

Envirolution: Pollution – Solution – Evolution

Tweet Envirolution at the Contact theatre, Manchester, today. I was there with Nicola on the EMERGE stand and pleanty of people were asking us about EMERGE and Fareshare. There was a workshop on Windowfarms http://www.windowfarms.org/which was very interesting and I may have to try this out. I had a go on the FOE smoothie making …

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Oct 11

Manchester Food & Drink Festival Recycling Roundup

Tweet It was the last day of the festival yesterday – and by far the best day I was working there. The sun was shining brightly, the entertainment was excellent… and a lovely lady from Earth Cafe gave me a plate of rice and stuff for my tea. Thanks Patricia!! The site was full of …

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Oct 07

Manchester Food and Drink Festival pt2.

Tweet I helped out at the Manchester Food and Drink Festival again today. I was not happy when I got there today. Parking at the MEN Arena was £9, I had to park there because I didn’t have time to find anywhere else. It was event parking prices – even though I parked there during …

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Oct 04

Manchester Food and Drink Festival – Recycling

Tweet I helped out EMERGE with their recycling activities at the Manchester Food and Drink Festival yesterday. I was taking care of the site waste management with Picky and Keith. It was peeing it down when I got there aroung midday and I though I was in for a long day. There wasn’t much to …

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