Council recycling collections are currently unable to recycle crisp packets as they are made from a fusion of plastic and aluminium foil. Walkers are working towards 100% recyclable packets by 2025. But in the meantime, you can get them recycled with specialist recycler Terracycle and raise money for Air Ambulance Kent, Surrey and Sussex (AAKSS) … Continue reading Crisp Packet Collection
Invest in a reusable drinks bottle and collapsible coffee cup to help reduce the 233,000 tonnes of CO2 that plastic bottles create in the UK every year. Every year, 7 billion* plastic water bottles are used in the UK. Every day 15 million* bottles are littered, landfilled or incinerated in the UK. Every minute, a million … Continue reading Reusable Drinks Bottles
Will people please stop telling me to calm down? The bloody world is on fire! I am not telling you to panic. I'm not telling, asking or even encouraging you to don a mask, grab a hose and run headfirst into the flames. I have the mask, the hose and the (perhaps self-destructive) determination to … Continue reading Keep Calm And Let Me Panic
When you can see the end of the world, nothing is the end of the world except the end of the world. My laundry bin is overflowing, my insurance is overdue and dinner is beans on toast again. All or oven any of these things would seem the end of the world to many people. … Continue reading End of the World?
When I started this blog, my plan was to write every day about my personal journey towards reducing my carbon footprint. Then I set up the Gravesham Extinction Rebellion group and it has taken over my life. I wake up thinking about saving the planet, I work on it all day and I go to … Continue reading Extinction Rebellion
I was asked by the Gravesend Messenger to comment on the travel disruption caused by Extinction Rebellion. Here's what I said: "Those responsible for the Extinction Rebellion apologise for the travel and any other disruption that their actions cause. However, we are dealing with a life or death situation. Our lives, jobs and homes are … Continue reading Gravesend Messenger
I've gathered the following tips as an extensive, but by no means exhaustive, guide to cutting carbon emissions. I'm planning on using it as a checklist, although most items are things to do continuously rather than one off fixes. It should cut a few pounds off my bills too. And maybe a few pounds from … Continue reading The big trim
I'm worried about the rebellion today. Police are trying to shut down the Oxford protest. Individual effort is vital. But without the team effort that Extinction Rebellion have initiated, it could all be in vain. I'm looking to rally troops from Kent to join the battle against climate change and help XR continue the fight … Continue reading Kent Rebellion
Happy Earth Day everyone! What a perfect day to start my journey to carb reduction. In order to measure success, I've started by calculating my annual carbon emissions... 10 tonnes! 2 elephants' worth of carbon!* That was quite a shock for me as it's the same as the average per person in the UK and, … Continue reading Setting the benchmark
I'm incredibly proud of my first news story about joining the climate change battle and proud to have stirred some interesting debate! Thanks for all the comments, guys. Lots of great points for me to address in my journey towards carbon neutralisation. Read the article on Kent Online.