Coronavirus waste has quickly become its own unique form of pollution, enhancing the plastic pandemic that has rocketed since the 1950s. The plastic generated by the pandemic is largely single-use and not recyclable. In some form, it will be on our beautiful planet Earth for centuries. From masks and PPE, to hand sanitiser bottles to plastic separator screens, plastic waste has boomed in this pandemic. Is the pandemic making our use of unnecessary single-use plastic (#USUP)
Today was the second A Future Without Rubbish session with William Fletcher Primary School in Yarnton, Oxfordshire. In the first session, Chris Preston from Defra had led students in the mantra “reduce, reuse and recycle” and they became agents of change. Today, maybe because he had drilled the waste hierarchy into them so memorably, the new Agents of A Future without Rubbish (AFWR) remembered it well! We began today’s session with a discussion of the student’s first mission,
Thursday 22nd October at 7 pm GMT, virtually at the acclaimed Frontline Club. The Frontline Club along with Clear Public Space is beginning a series of discussions about the burning environmental issues of the day. Thursday's panel discussion marks the beginning of regular events surrounding the most pressing environmental issues we are facing both as a nation, and globally. Recent TV, and other media, have heightened awareness that the environment is a frontline for us all.