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Real nappy initiatives creates job opportunities in West London

Real nappies

A new sales initiative for real nappies is giving residents of West London the chance to return to work or change careers. The London based company, Nappy Ever After needs people with experience of using real nappies who want to spread the word about the benefits of real nappy use to parents. You will b…

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Top 10 tips to make the most of your food this Christmas

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We all know how much food we can end up wasting at Christmas – all those soggy sprouts and turkey trimmings we never get round to eating. In fact, it’s estimated that residents in West London will throw out a whopping 16,500 tonnes of perfectly edible food over the festive period costing each household around…

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It pays to be a food lover this Christmas

This Christmas you could save up to £50, simply by not throwing away food that could have been eaten. As well as saving money by preventing waste, you also have the chance to win a Christmas hamper worth £70.  To enter, all you need to do is complete the Food lovers survey between 20th November and…

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Waste falls again in West London

New figures published by Defra show that the amount of waste produced in West London has decreased by 30kg per person in the last year. The figures released on 4 November as part of the municipal waste data for 2009/2010 demonstrate that waste is continuing to fall in all 6 boroughs for the fourth year…

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Shrink your bin!

Residents are being encouraged to shrink their bins during European Week for Waste Reduction (20 – 28 November 2010). According to figures released by Defra, households in the six West London boroughs created over 586,000 tonnes of rubbish in 2009/10 – enough to fill 276 Olympic-sized swimming pools. And although residents managed to reduce their…

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Recycling residents save £1.2 million in Hounslow

Households across Hounslow have helped save more than £1.2 million by recycling more waste than ever before. By recycling and reusing, residents have prevented 14,000 tonnes of waste being sent to landfill since April, and saved £1.258 million in landfill taxes. Cllr Corinna Smart, lead member for environment at the council, said: “If people don’t…

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Ealing to reward communities for recycling

Ealing Council’s Recycling Rewards scheme is set to start with £80,000 up for grabs. Recycling Rewards is a pilot scheme, and the first of its kind in the capital. It sees people living in each of the borough’s 23 electoral wards competing against each other to win cash for their local area. The ward wit…

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Richmond makes it easier for flats to recycle in new trial

Recycling household waste will become easier for more than 1,500 households, if trials into a new way of collecting recycling from flats and estates in Hampton and Richmond are successful. Currently these 1,500 flat dwellers have to sort their recycling into up to seven individual bins – paper, card, green glass, clear glass, plastic bottles…

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