Tag Archive: Sustainability

Feb 25

Manchester as a Low Carbon Economic Area. 3 Experts Give Their Views at LCEA Event

Toasty Bury

Tweet Greater Manchester LCEA event – Feb 2011 I have been meaning to write this post since I went to the event and now I have the presentations through to help me! I am really excited about the concept of LCEAs (Low Carbon Economic Areas) especially after this event with such knowlegable speakers. The event …

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Feb 22

CIWM NGG Group North West, Site Visit – Gowy Landfill and Composting Facility


Tweet NGG North West Site Visit CIWM organised a site visit for the New Generation Group in the North West today and I was lucky enough to have replied early and got a place (ten on the reserve list). Daydreaming on the M6 I unfortunately was daydreaming a bit on the motorway and missed the …

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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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Jan 25

UK Receives ‘Pat on the Back’ as EU Waste Levels Set to Soar

Waste Hierarchy

Tweet The UK received a pat on the back last week for our recycling efforts – Too right as well, we have pushed our recycling rate up from 7% in 1996/97 to nearly 40% in 2009/10 (including reuse and composting) which is good going if you ask me. With all the recycling bins everyone has …

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Jan 17

Local Environmental Vids

Tweet Today I ordered a camcorder from Amazon (Kodak Zi8 HD Pocket Video Camera – Black). I really wanted to buy a second hand or reconditioned one but the price difference was so small (they were 1/2 price) I thought I would rather get a new one which I know works 100% with a full …

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Nov 24

AFSL Event – Creating Sustainable Communities

Tweet A local Manchester charity, Action for Sustainable Living or afsl (pronounced afsul), held a Creating Sustainable Communities event yesterday at Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester. The event was presented by local celebrity Dave Haslam of Hacienda etc. fame and was a great insight into their work, achievements and future plans, as well as being a …

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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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