Teabags account for a huge 96% of the 165 million cups of tea drunk every day in the UK and many tea drinkers are unaware that these very teabags are sealed using plastic. “Until recently, I had no idea that the teabags I half-fill my kitchen caddy with every week are sealed using polypropylene – a plastic! Although a …

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Posted on: March 9, 2018 | Author: Sustainable Merton
Categories: News

Dealing with single-use-plastics is now high on the agenda. We’ve all seen the devastating effects of so much plastic waste in the oceans, in the atmosphere, in landfill… And the fact that we ‘outsource’ our waste to the other side of the world for them to deal with, is obscene.  But, where to start…? Edmund …

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Posted on: February 2, 2018 | Author: Sustainable Merton
Categories: News

  Join the fight against plastic pollution!   We are now producing nearly 300,000,000  tonnes of plastic every year – equivalent to the weight of all of the adults on the planet! 50% of this is used just once and thrown away and more than 8,000,000  tonnes is dumped into our oceans – killing marine life …

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Posted on: January 15, 2018 | Author: Sustainable Merton
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“All classes saved electricity by switching off their Interactive Whiteboards for the whole day during Switch Off Fortnight. Teachers found different ways to plan and deliver their lessons, using flipcharts and objects instead of electronic resources. —- Here’s what the children said about Switch Off Fortnight… “We did our show and share assembly without the …

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Posted on: December 1, 2017 | Author: Sustainable Merton
Categories: News