wasting away

The idea for each topic in Transition Together is that the group works through considering how they can help/compete/support each other to make simple changes that will save them money, and reduce CO2, and to explore how this affects the community and the planet.

This section of the workbook, on waste, covers the following topics;

  1. the story of stuff – how did we get to consume so much ?
  2. reduce and reuse
  3. recycling
  4. making your own compost
  5. other ideas the group want to discuss

We’d welcome ideas for online resources┬áthat the group may find helpful to supplement the folders, or where you know of great resources, please let us know at together@transitionbh.org

The Story of Stuff Film is a 20 minute amusing and thought provoking call to all of us. A new film from the same stable, the Story of Electronics has also been produced by the same team.


Reduce and reuse

Recycling (some including green waste – but also see composting)

Ideas for reducing food waste www.lovefoodhatewaste.com

For advice on composting kitchen and garden waste, check the Royal Horticultural Society advice and Garden Organic . Both sites highlight how to make waste into a valuable resource to feed your plants, and retain moisture in the soil. Also www.getcomposting.com

Reducing packaging www.recyclenow.com and www.wrap.org.uk or make a mors bag to carry the shopping (Transition BH get together to make some occasionally)

Let us know of any good links you find (or if any of the above ar broken or no good !)

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