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 see the petition to learn more
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.
Waste and Recycling
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/
More limited services are provided by the Council. See here for Handy Recycling A to Z and The Green Centre have an excellent A-Z resource on their website
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/