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Environment

Eco Tip – In the bag….

by Phil Chatfield A REGULAR reader contacted the Council when she found she was running low on the green, biodegradable bags supplied for use with food waste caddies. The following is their reply, which is […]

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Environment

Eco Tip – Recycling Plastic Films

by Tricia Marcouse A NEW SCHEME aims to recycle most of the plastic bags, film, and pouches that are NOT accepted by the door-to-door recycling system, and to process these materials for reuse within the […]

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Bridge the Gap

EcoTip – Going peat-free in the garden

by Tricia Marcouse IN 2011, our government said it would phase out the sale of peat-based composts to the public by 2020 and for commercial use by 2030. 2020 has passed, and a new announcement […]

Around Caversham

Beanpole Day May 22

by Tricia Marcouse ECONET couldn’t hold its annual Beanpole Day in mid April as is custom due to you-know-what restrictions, but we’ll be at Caversham Court from 10:00-15:00 on Saturday 22 May with almost all the […]

Bridge the Gap

Ecotip – Eat Ethical Easter Eggs

Around 80 million Easter Eggs are sold each year in the UK. Most are packaged in cardboard or plastic, generating around 3,000 tonnes of packaging waste. Cardboard packaging is readily recycled, but much of the plastic is likely to be thrown away.
This Easter, when you choose Easter Eggs, try to think about the packaging. Look for those sold without plastic packing. Most of the major manufacturers are reducing their plastic use, so there are plenty of options. Some have even introduced ‘Plastic Free’ logos on their egg boxes. […]