the real cost of your mobile

There are about 5 billion people across the planet who use a mobile these days. These pocket-sized comms devices and other tech are some of the biggest emissions offenders. Research by McMaster University in Canada found that greenhouse gases produced by the Information and Communications (ICT) industry could account for 14 percent of global emissions by … Read more

There’s no excuse for being a Litterbug

Written for Rumage by Susie Hudson If you looked at the carnage left behind in Bournemouth this week with horror and disbelief, you’ll probably be thinking the same as me… what possible excuse, reason or justification is there for disregarding, disrespecting and dismissing our beautiful planet in this way and who thinks it’s ok to … Read more

The facts about Recycling

At the end of 2019 recycling rates were worse than they were five years ago, after the percentage of waste being collected fell despite pledges to make the system simpler for households. The figures from the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) show that the amount of household rubbish being recycled dropped from … Read more

The Waste Pyramid

Waste is a huge problem globally… We bin around 50m tonnes of electrical waste globally every year. That’s nearly 4 million double decker buses’ worth of old computer equipment, TVs, stereos and kitchen appliances, stretching to the moon more than 3 times over! We throw away 7.2 million tonnes of food every year, and more … Read more