18 Sep 2010

Waste Day

Gloucestershire Friends of the Earth Network Conference Network Day on 9th October presents "Zero Waste - a Way to a Low Carbon Future" from 11.00am at Bethesda Church, Great Norwood St. Cheltenham Spa GL50 2AP. Entrance Free, Lunch £5.00. To book lunch & details www.glosfoe.org.uk

Photo: my arty shot of Randwick woods

Speakers include:
Keynote: Michael Warhurst Senior Resource Use Campaigner - EU and UK Friends of the Earth,
Welsh Assembly "Slow Waste" pilot project: Adam Kennerley Chief executive, Cwm Harry Land Trust
Co-operatives - Communities in action: Michael Pickering Social Responsibility Manager, MidCounties Co-operative

Panel from main political parties including MP’s. Chair Mike Birkin, Regional Campaigns Co-ordinator, Friends of the Earth South West.

I note that I missed publicising on this blog Zero Waste Week - there was so much going on with planning the Open Homes and other stuff - but hey folks it is not too late to participate - we should be aiming to have every week a Zero Waste week! Go to the excellent My Zero Waste for help and tips: http://myzerowaste.com/category/blog/

I did manage to cut my waste that week considerably but some of the packaging from the new Council laptop was not easy to get rid of - no food waste in the week - also had some plastic packaging from some food. Did take a pic of the rubbish but I seem to have deleted it before using....



Zero waste is a myth - no society can achieve it.

mrsgreen@myzerowaste.com said...

Ahhh, thanks for the mention of zero waste week. You're right, EVERY week should be zero waste week!
Are you going to the FOE day in Cheltenham?

Philip Booth said...

Sadly will miss the FoE day - and as for Zero waste it is more a philosophy that is about encouraging the redesign of resource life cycles so that all products are reused - and waste is removed - we don't produce it in the first place.... The evidence suggests we can get pretty close - already a number of companies are landfill-free.