Zero Waste July update

Laundry – Each year an estimated 50 billion garments are washed in machines around the globe. And from these clothes microfibers are released, but it is the microplastic fibres (pieces of synthetic material measuring 0.5mm or smaller) from manmade fibres that concern us as they enter and remain in the oceans. Filters on washing machines can reduce this, but aren’t readily available on domestic washing machines at present. Here are some ideas to reduce the pollution and waste.

Share-Day Saturday from Louise Weissel
Recycle from outside your house on Saturdays. Louise will probably do some very informal evaluation as time goes on to see if it nudges people to re-use or if it has the environmentally devastating effect of encouraging them to buy yet more stuff. If you are interested or want to get involved contact Louise here