Yesterday 6th March was the start of Food Waste Week, which runs until the 12th March. This is WRAPs 3rd year of the campaign. This year the focus is ‘Win. Don’t Bin.’ and it will demonstrate how valuable food is in our lives, how it unites people and how using up everything we buy savesContinue reading “How do I save money, time and the planet?”
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Show you care for ‘Mother Earth’ this Mother’s Day
Join us on Mother’s Day for our March litter pick.We are working with The Welsh Dee Trust to save litter getting into the River Dee and then into our oceans. Our March pick will also be part of the The Keep Britain Tidy campaign. We can’t guarantee sunshine 🌞 but we will have gifts forContinue reading “Show you care for ‘Mother Earth’ this Mother’s Day”
How many of us have microplastics in our blood?
On Thursday February 23rd Common Seas delivered the Blood Type Plastic petition to No. 10 Downing Street. The petition, asking for the government to ringfence a £15 million National Plastic Health Impact Research Fund has now been signed by more than 100,000 people including some of you. > It asks the Chancellor to fund researchContinue reading “How many of us have microplastics in our blood?”
Why should our School become a Plastic Free School and what is a Trash Mob?
Eco Communities are the local representative for Surfers Against Sewage who certify schools as Plastic Free. We have worked as part of the Plastic Free Communities campaign since 2016, achieving Plastic Free Chester in 2018 and currently supporting, Neston, Tattenhall, Frodsham and Ellesmere Port to achieve Plastic Free Community status with an overall aim of Plastic Free Cheshire. WeContinue reading “Why should our School become a Plastic Free School and what is a Trash Mob?”
What’s so great about Cup Club?
Sadly 94% of us are still not actively engaging with reusables. We leave the house, keys 🔑 – tick, phone 📱 – tick, cards 💳- tick… Reusable cup… ❌ The direct ownership model has had limited success, we don’t plan that take away coffee when we leave the house or office. We have lots ofContinue reading “What’s so great about Cup Club?”
Why are people wearing green hearts during February?
Our director Helen Tandy has done something around Show the Love since the campaign was launched, with her work, Friends of the Earth, Eco Communities, and the WI. The Show the Love Campaign asks you to swap your red heart for green around valentines day each year. The campaign is via The Climate Coalition theContinue reading “Why are people wearing green hearts during February?”
Do you know one of the worst things we can put into land fill?
I’ll give you a clue it generates 70 times more green house gas emissions than plastic when sent to landfill… It’s our food waste! Although it doesn’t take hundreds of years to break down like plastic does, the way it breaks down in landfill without air, releases methane, which is a more potent green houseContinue reading “Do you know one of the worst things we can put into land fill?”
Eco Communities 2022 Wrap up of Achievements
We are very proud of what we achieved in 2022, with limited time and funding. We could not have done it without the support of all of you though. Whether is was coming to one of our events, litter picks or talks. Funding one of our projects, becoming a plastic free pioneer, sharing our TellusContinue reading “Eco Communities 2022 Wrap up of Achievements”
Plastic Plastic Everywhere What plastic free news have we been reading?
We are already well into the New Year, have you any plans to reduce your reliance on single use plastic and be more #sustainable in 2023? Single use plastic is a huge problem on our environment, with the reports on its impact on wildlife, our food chain and now in human blood. Now is theContinue reading “Plastic Plastic Everywhere What plastic free news have we been reading?”
Hydro Power on the River Dee takes a step closer
This is great news for CHASE. The image below is of the Hydro Electric Building on the River Dee Chester, dating back to 1913, it stopped producing power in 1951, it was then the only hydroelectric plant in England generating power with tidal and headwaters. I have lived in Chester now for nearly 30 yearsContinue reading “Hydro Power on the River Dee takes a step closer”