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Nottinghamshire’s Reduce, Reuse, Recycle campaign


A new ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’ campaign launches in Nottinghamshire to help boost recycling and raise funds for a local charity - My Sight Nottinghamshire.

For each recycling pledge made during January, Veolia are donating £1 to the charity. The first 200 people to make a pledge will receive a reusable Nottinghamshire Recycles water bottle. There is a chance to win an eco-hamper as well.

Potential pledges could be:

  • To check the recycling information online and put the right things in the right bin.
  • To tell 5 people that aerosol cans can go into the recycling bin at hom
  • To learn how to compost at home.

Nottinghamshire residents are encouraged to make a pledge online to reduce waste and improve lives of people living with sight loss.

https://bit.ly/3qiCPBz

Success for Transition Buxton’s “Hard to Recycle” scheme

Transition Buxton’s “Hard to Recycle” scheme has collected 100 kg of crisp packets in little over a year. A big congratulations to Transition Buxton for this fantastic achievement. Other weights collected include 20kg each of dental products, baby food pouches and pens.

Collections will continue during lockdown. The full list of items currently able to be recycled through this scheme can be found on their website or on the bins themselves.

Derek Bodey from Transition Buxton said ‘We hope people will avoid single use plastic wherever possible. Where that is not possible in the short term, we are providing a solution to stop at least some going to waste and landfill.’

High Peak Borough Council (HPBC) Climate Change Working Party

Are you interested in helping to shape the Council's work on addressing the climate emergency?

The High Peak Green Network (a network of 'Green' groups across the Borough) is working with the HPBC on their Climate Emergency declaration.  The HPBC subgroup will be meeting to discuss themes on the dates below.

  • Housing and Domestic Buildings
    Tuesday 19th January 
    6.30 – 8.30pm 
    N.B:- Change of date and time
     
  • Commercial Buildings and Industry
    Thursday 25th February
     
  • Agriculture and Land-Use
    Wednesday 24th March
     
  • Waste
    Wednesday 21st April
     
  • Energy Supply
    Wednesday 19th May

The network is looking for experts who can inform these topics.  If they wish, they can make a presentation to the Council group and/or submit ideas on topics. 

If you can contribute on any of these topics? Please contact Jeremy Wight jeremywight73@gmail.com with the words 'HPBC working party' in the subject heading.

National News in brief (December 2020):

Green Homes Grant Extension

The government has announced that the Green Homes Grant (GHG) will be extended by one year. You now have until the end of March 2022 to apply for a voucher. This could be good news for people struggling to find local Trustmark installers to complete works within the original short timescales. 

GHG is a new government voucher scheme in England, worth about £2 billion, to help households install energy efficiency measures. Vouchers up to £5,000 are available to owner-occupiers and landlords. They are required to make a minimum contribution of 33% of the cost of upgrades.

Low - income owner-occupiers can apply for vouchers of up to £10,000 with no household contribution required. Funding (£500 million of the £2 billion) will also be available to Local Authorities in England to support the upgrade of homes for low-income households in their areas.

View a guide to Green Homes Grant here: https://bit.ly/3qz5yTR