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Oct 8, 2021

Where Can I Recycle in Tyne & Wear: A Useful Guide

It's a nightmare sorting through your empty cartons, dead batteries and worn-out clothes. The labels aren't always clear about what you can or can't recycle. We've put together this comprehensive guide for where to recycle or upcycle a wide range of goods across Tyne and Wear.

Sep 17, 2021

Second Hand September: Does It Go Far Enough?

I'm all for Second Hand September. Hats off to Oxfam GB for the work they've put into this campaign - now in its thir...

Aug 4, 2021

Going for gold not landfill - recycled e-waste Olympic medals step in right direction

Team GB are flying at this years' Olympics, with the likes of Tom Daley, Lauren Williams and Charlotte Dujardin posing with gold, silver and bronze medals that they have won. But did you know that all 5,000 Olympic and Paralympic medals up for grabs this year are made using recycled materials?

Jul 13, 2021

Fashion Transparency Index 2021: Why we still need to scrutinise fashion brands and retailers

One of the key takeaways we took from the latest Fashion Transparency Index was that a lot of major brands still do not disclose as much information as they could. As shoppers we should have a right to know where our clothes come from, who makes them and know how environmentally friendly brands are.

Jul 1, 2021

Why is Amazon throwing away perfectly good stock and how can we cut down on landfill?

During the climate emergency one of the highest grossing companies in the world is throwing even more of our planet’s precious resources into the bin. This is totally unsustainable and must be stopped.

Jun 18, 2021

How much waste does the UK generate and what are the solutions to fast fashion?

It's time to act and deal with our rubbish. We take a look at the key issues of waste in the UK, including e-waste and fast fashion and discuss solutions such as reusing, upcycling and reworking preloved clothes, books and other items.

Mar 19, 2021

RE: Ten Great 'Re-' Ways To Reduce Waste

I hate waste. I'll start there. Scraping food that my kids have refused to eat into the bin after a meal crushes my ...
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