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Crisps packaging

17 Apr 18

We eat more crisps than any other nation on earth. [1] But right now almost all the crisps sold in the UK are in non-recyclable plastic packaging which doesn’t rot. That means millions of crisp packets end up filling landfills, littering our parks and clogging...

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Opencast Coal Mine: Fundraiser

6 Apr 18

Any day now work could begin on the UK’s first opencast coal mine since 2014 – but we’ve got a chance to stop the diggers in their tracks. Mining company Banks Group have just 61 days to bring in heavy machinery and start tearing up...

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Stop oil drilling at Leith Hill: Petition hand in

26 Mar 18

On Thursday 15th March, campaigners at Leith Hill all came together to hand in their 103,000 strong 38 Degrees petition to the Environment Agency, and ask them to reject any plans to drill for oil in Leith Hill. Visitors discussed the application and talked to...

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Plastic in tea bags

26 Mar 18

Some of Britain’s favourite tea bags – made by Yorkshire Tea, Tetley, Twinings and Typhoo – contain hidden plastic. Shockingly, every cuppa we drink is adding to the dangerous plastic waste polluting our environment because these tea bags are sealed with plastic that doesn’t rot.[1]...

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Plastic Straws

26 Mar 18

Plastic straws are one of the biggest causes of plastic pollution in the UK, clogging up landfill and choking our oceans. [1] And big cinema chains, including Cineworld, Odeon and Vue, are some of the biggest culprits. – they’re responsible for tonnes of straws being...

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Druridge Bay: SAVED

23 Mar 18

Breaking: Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has today rejected permission for the open cast coal mine at Druridge Bay. He said: “I’ve made a decision on planning permission for a surface coal mine at Highthorn, Druridge Bay, Northumberland – taking into account all evidence and material considerations,...