The carrier bag law: what happens next?

It won’t have escaped anyone’s attention that a levy on plastic carrier bags has finally been introduced in England (way behind Scotland and Wales), requiring customers to pay 5p if they don’t bring their own bag (except in mildly obscure circumstances – flowers or prescription medicines, anyone?). As a sandal-wearing, Guardian-reading leftie I’m very pleased – long overdue and it […]

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Has Freecycle UK run out of puff?

It sounds as if the wonderful freecycle could be reaching the end of the road in the UK. For the last umpteen years, it has been a model of green thinking, keeping things out of landfill, allowing people to offload surplus stuff while finding a new home at the same time. Equally, it’s been a boon for people looking to […]

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Definitely not down in the dump

I did something for the first time yesterday – I freecycled something! For those of who you haven’t heard of it, it’s a way of getting rid of unwanted items that aren’t worth selling, but are too good to go to the dump! Our local Habitat is closing down and by chance we went on Saturday to discover that the […]

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