Paul Watson Local Sustainability Champion
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Local Sustainability Champion: Paul Watson, Zero Waste Hero

In the latest Local Sustainability Champions blog, we have interviewed one of our very own colleagues, Paul Watson from Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue, on how he only empties his general waste wheely-bin once a year! Here’s how he does it with some easy-win tips for reducing your household waste…

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R4GM Success Story: Platt Fields Bike Hub

From community groups and charities to businesses and schools, we believe that everyone has a role to play in helping Greater Manchester become carbon neutral by 2038. We are shining a spotlight on the passionate individuals who are already leading the way – our Sustainability Champions. We caught up with Zym, long-term volunteer at the Platt Fields Bike Hub to find out how the R4GM Community Fund has made a difference to their project…

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UBU Road Sweeper
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Creating a circular economy solution to road sweeper waste

Demonstrating how innovative thinking can help address environment concerns as well as making good business-sense, UBU, a Manchester-based road sweeping provider, has invested in a wet waste treatment plant which separates waste into recoverable streams like sand, aggregates, and ‘cake’ residues. Read more…

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Hamer Primary School Eco Refill Shop launch
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Greater Manchester School Eco Refill Shops – Opening time, the launches begin!

In the second blog in our series covering the progress of the ten School Eco Refill Shops, we can happily report that the schools have undergone their enterprise training and are now beginning to launch and open for their school communities…

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School Eco Refill Shop
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Greater Manchester Schools to launch pupil-led Eco Refill Shops

Ten Greater Manchester schools will soon launch their pioneering, pupil-led, fully-stocked, Eco Refill Shops. Our series of articles will put the spotlight on the schools and report back on their progress as they undertake their Enterprise Training, launch their shops and measure their success.

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Single-use plastics. The law is changing – Q & A

From October 2023, subject to parliamentary approval, new laws on single-use plastics come into force. This is your chance to think differently and shift from single-use to #reuse.

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The Plastic Pact

The Greater Manchester Plastic Pact was one of the first and boldest Pacts to commit to reducing single-use plastics from the public estate by the end of 2024.

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Greater Manchester Refill Destination

‘Refill’ is the message as the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and Manchester City Council join forces to ditch single-use plastics once and for all.

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Reducing plastic waste in the workplace

There are lots of ways to cut down on single-use plastics at work. Take a look at some of the simple ways you can help.

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Single-use plastics. The law is changing.

From October 2023, subject to parliamentary approval, new laws on single-use plastics come into force. This is your chance to think differently and shift from single-use to #reuse.

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Recycle for Greater Manchester Community Fund 2023 now open

We are seeking community projects that prevent, reuse, or recycle household waste, and also reduce contamination.

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Get involved in Food Waste Action Week to save the planet and your pocket

Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) supports the third annual Food Waste Action Week. Led by Love Food Hate Waste, the customer-facing brand of the UK’s leading sustainability charity – WRAP, this year’s Food Waste Action Week is taking place from 6th – 12th March with the theme of ‘Win. Don’t bin.’. It will demonstrate how […]

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