Up-Cycled Office Decos

BuyNothingNew, Recycling, Waste

Council staff have been getting creative in the office; highlighting that you don’t need to go out and buy brand new decorations to create a festive space. By using old stuff and natural products you can create some fabulous Christmas cheer that doesn’t cost the earth.

 

 

 

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Swap Party

BuyNothingNew, Lunchtime Sessions, Recycling, Sustainability, Waste

 

The Sustainability Working Group are hosting a Swap Party just before Christmas to get staff thinking about re-using, recycling and reducing the amount of stuff we buy.

A Swap Party invovles participants bringing along five clean, good quality items you no longer want. You could bring clothes, homewares, toys, books, plants or excess fruit and veg.

Swap Parties are fun, free and green. By swapping you help save water and energy, reduce green house gases and keep valuable resources out of landfill.

You can read more info on Swap Parties HERE

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Who Gives A Crap

Recycling, Sustainability, Waste

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Who Gives A Crap is a initiative that was developed when 3 guys learnt that 2.5 billion people across the world don’t have access to a toilet. That’s roughly 40% of the global population and means that diarrhoea related diseases fill over half of sub-Saharan African hospital beds and kill 2,000 children under 5 every day.

Make Every Wipe Count
WGAC believe that the need to wipe shouldn’t mean we wipe out the planet. That’s why they only use 100% post consumer waste recycled fibres in their toilet paper. It saves on trees, water and landfill which means you’re doing your bit while doing your bit to help keep our planet great. This is particularly great for a couple of reasons:

Firstly, recycled paper uses 64 percent less energy and 50 percent less water to produce; creates 74 percent less air pollution; saves 17 trees (per ton of paper produced); and creates five times more jobs than one ton of paper products made from virgin wood pulp.

Secondly, the equivalent of about 270,000 trees is either landfilled or flushed every day and 10% of this global total is from toilet paper!

WGAC impact to date shows that every roll of Who Gives A Crap is basically providing someone with access to a toilet for about one week. When it comes to flushing out poverty and saving the planet, they’re on a roll. Together, we can save the world from the bottom up.

So lets start giving a crap!

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