The 3 step plastic challenge

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from GreenFriends North America Our Beloved Amma has requested that her children take up the challenge of Source Reduction – preventing waste and pollution before it actually happens – to live a more sustainable life on our precious Mother Earth. … Continued

Planting trees in Heartwood

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Join the Woodland Trust’s planting events:- February 22nd March 2nd, 8th, 14th and 20th Time:  10.00 until 15.00 but no problem if you can only make part of the day. Planting site:  Within the deer-fenced area to the north of … Continued

Compostable coffee cups

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It is now possible to use coffee cups which go into the compost bin! The problem? Conventional takeaway packaging uses a mix of materials (plastic, card, films, metals). For example, conventional coffee cups are made of card lined with plastic. … Continued

Poo powered toilets

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India is in the midst of a toilet-building frenzy, the government has set aside $20bn (£15bn) for the health initiative and aims to stop people having to defecate in the open by 2019. One social enterprise in one of India’s … Continued

Turning plastic into boats

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These men in Kenya have decided to do something about the problem of plastic bottles clogging up the beaches of Lamu island. By using the plastic to build boats instead of wood, they also hope to protect the island’s woodland.