Sunday, 1 July 2012

Muswell Hill Sustainability Group: "Cut the packaging – one week to go"

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"On Saturday 7th July, we’ll have our first stall outside O’Neill’s pub from 10 till 1pm.  Come and meet us there, sign our petition, see how you do on our packaging quiz, and take home some top tips for reducing your packaging waste.  Even better you could sign up as a MHSG member!"

"Irritated by triple wrapped foods and toys?  Multi-compartmented plastic trays that weigh more than the food in them, masquerading under descriptions such as ‘lunchbox’ or ‘snack pack’? Huge cardboard boxes for small items from Amazon? The carbon footprint of unnecessary packaging is still a huge issue, and although recycling rates are better than they were, recycling itself poses huge problems.

"Over the next 6 months, MHSG will be running a campaign against excess packaging, highlighting why prevention of waste in the first place is always the best answer.  We’ll be collecting your feedback on packaging ‘crimes’, lobbying retailers and politicians and raising awareness through three weekends of stalls on the Broadway in July (7th & 8th, 14th & 15th, 21st & 22nd).  We will be taking tours to the Edmonton Waste plant, which is much more interesting tham you might imagine! And we hope to culminate at Chrismas time with some inventive fun, and would love your input. Should it be a carol service with new words to old tunes, or a massive Christmas tree made from dicarded packaging? What do you think?

"In the mean time, we need a couple of people to help us organise this (2-3 hours per month) and if you can give up a couple of hours on a Saturday or Sunday morning to help us on the stall, we’d love to hear from you, so do ring Nancy Hocking on 07780558492 or drop us an email at"

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