That Counts!
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That Counts! in Greater Manchester

Starring people from across Greater Manchester, the That Counts! campaign kicked-off as the region returned to routine after the summer holidays. It inspires people to move more in a way that suits them, with a clear daily 30 minute target for people to move for. Everything counts, from walking to school to dancing about the house, and getting off a stop early on the way to work.

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Fulfilled plastic-free shopping

Nestled in the picturesque town of Ramsbottom, Fulfilled is a pioneering shop that is leading the way in creating a ‘single use plastic’ free town.

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Free water on tap in Greater Manchester

Refill, the award-winning campaign to prevent plastic pollution by connecting people with free tap water has launched in Greater Manchester with the installation of the first water fountain in Bury as part of a pilot scheme.

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Flourish

After living in the US where buying plastic free staples like flour, lentils and rice in “hoppers” (giant containers from which customers serve themselves using their own container or bag) was easily done at some Grocery Stores, she couldn’t believe this wasn’t possible in a large, thriving city like Manchester. So she decided it was time for change!

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Photograph showing the covered hutches full of books at the free little library on Lowther Road in Prestwich.
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Lowther Road Free Little Library

Little libraries are popping up all over Greater Manchester. It’s a great way to share books in the community, reading and reusing books instead of throwing them in the bin.

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Waste Savers Radcliffe, Whitefield and Prestwich

Community Waste Savers Groups are popping up all over Greater Manchester. They offer a free place for local people to donate the things they no longer want and for others to request them. Making sure that unwanted but usable items are reused by others is a great way to reduce the amount we throw away every day.

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COP26 North West Power to the People: Enabling a Smart Energy Transition

Escape to Freight Island Escape to Freight Island, Mayfield Depot, 11 Baring St,, Manchester

Tuesday 9 November 2021 Escape to Freight Island, Mayfield Depot, 11 Baring St, Manchester, M1 2PZ  Main programme 9.30-13.30 Smart talk sessions 13.30 -15.00 The North West has long been […]

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