Nicola & Pete plus daughters Lola, now 9 and Nell, now 7, spent last year exploring Britain in a carbon-light manner. Our spring 2008 challenge is to give up waste from 24 March to 24 April. Most posts are by Nicola (as it was her silly idea). This is how it’s going:
Thin plastic magazine wrappers continue to pour through our letter box, they are definitely waste. But I’ve discovered that they can be recycled via my workplace, Friends of the Earth. This is not as good news as it should be as clearly I’ll have to work there forever as the recycling facilities they offer is an even better draw than their continuing hold on the Employer of the Year contest.
As for local flyers, well the sign in the pic NO JUNK MAIL seems to do the trick. Loads of houses have them now and the result is we know about less pizza places, not that we eat less pizza.
Verdict: using the no junk mail (not even pizzas) is as effective and even quicker than signing up to the mail preference service to ban junk mail. It did mean that we nearly missed the Give & Get event that was held locally though because no one put a leaflet through our door.