We want to reduce waste, reusing where possible, and ultimately sending zero waste to landfill/incineration.
Are you interested in helping us create a Plastic Free Hanover? Get in touch or keep an eye out for our next meeting in the events section.
Some local Hanoverians are campaigning the council for improved recycling - please visit below petition to learn more:
And some local sea swimmers have started a petition to campaign the Council to stop single-use plastics at events
Are you interested in working towards using less plastic in Hanover, Brighton, UK or the world? We can all do our bit by refusing single-use plastics. Talk to your local pub, café, shop and raise your concerns about plastic use, and discuss alternatives with them.
Magpie Recycling Co-operative Ltd. is a workers' cooperative providing for a small charge weekly kerb-side Green Box recycling service, using quiet electric vehicles for a wide range of materials including most types of plastics, textiles, tetra packs/juice cartons, aluminium tin foil, and batteries. They also have an Opt-in Scheme where you can save up your materials, call them up when you bag is full, and they will collect. They do a lot more including furniture! See more from them at: www.magpie.coop/
Much more limited services are provided by the Council www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/content/environment/recycling-rubbish-and-street-cleaning/recycling-0
The Green Centre have an excellent A-Z resource on their website http://www.thegreencentre.co.uk/get-involved/green-a-z.aspx
OLIO is a free smartphone app connecting you with your neighbours and local shops, so that surplus food and other items can be shared, not thrown away. Download the app at https://olioex.com/
Get a (council subsidised) discounted compost bin for your home if you can. https://getcomposting.com/