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Demanding change for a sustainable future

Scientists are warning that we cannot wait to take action to combat the climate change crisis. More than 11,000 scientists from 153 countries say that urgent change is needed in…

Let wildlife flourish in verges

Let wildlife flourish in verges

While some people complain that the Highways department does not mow roadside verges enough, there is a growing lobby to let the grass grow and actively manage wild growth by…

Getting stuff fixed with Repair Cafes

Getting stuff fixed with Repair Cafes

Repair Cafes have burst onto the community scene, tackling our throwaway culture, and now there is one right here in Oundle, organised by local environmental group, Transition Oundle, as part…

Refill Revolution aims to change our shopping habits

Refill Revolution aims to change our shopping habits

Refill Revolution’s goal is to make sustainable shopping mainstream. Refill Revolution was originally founded in Market Harborough by Beth Lambert, a young mother who was concerned about reducing the waste…

Dental products waste can now be recycled

Oundle Waste Less, an environmental conservation organisation, has joined the Colgate Oral Care Recycling Scheme, a programme organised by TerraCycle. Refill Revolution at Oundle Wharf and Oundle Library are the…

Donate old phones to Oxfam for recycling

Have you replaced your phone, but do not know what to do with your old one? Most people upgrade their phones every two years and stash the old ones in…

Council introduces electronic waste collection

Council introduces electronic waste collection

The East Northamptonshire’s Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) collection pilot scheme began in September in Raunds and was planned to run until the end of 2019. According to the…

Keep on giving after Christmas with Tree-cycle charity scheme

Wondering what to do with your Christmas trees this year after the festivities are over? One solution is Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice’s charity tree-cycling scheme. This is a way…

Can your waste be recycled?

There is not only an increasing momentum these days to reduce our use of plastic, but also concern about recycling what we do use. There remains, however, a lot of…

Supermarkets ramp up efforts to reduce plastic waste

Consumers are to object to the over-use of plastic packaging, and leading retailers are taking action. The reasons for urgent action are compelling. About ten percent of the plastic we…