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SSB’s Talking Rubbish group usually meets on-line at 7pm on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. If you would like to join in, you would be welcome – please email Tina at email@example.com .
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Funding Opportunity – Bring it Back Fund
A new £1million fund to reduce reliance on single-use packaging in the food and drink sector in the UK has been launched by Starbucks and Hubbub. The funding is specifically to increase take-up and remove barriers for reusable packaging.
The fund is looking for projects that help shift people’s habits. This could include promoting behaviour change, undertaking new research, expanding an existing reuse model or trying something completely new.
Projects should cover at least one of the following focus areas:
- Making reuse systems seamless and convenient
- Motivating users to return their packaging and adopt long-term habits
- Increasing support and infrastructure for reuse systems to scale impact
UK registered organisations can apply: you must be a charity, academic body, CIC, social enterprise or registered company.
The fund will provide grants between £150,000 and £300,000.
Focus of fund/fund aims:
Grants up to £300,000 for UK organisations with projects that encourage the take-up of reusable packaging systems in the food and drink sector
Application deadline: 24 June 2022
Fund description: https://www.bringitbackfund.co.uk/
Will of the Dump
Click here to listen to ‘Will of the Dump‘, broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 28/12/2021
Will Self tells the story of his black bin bag… from his back door… to its final destination. It’s the story of a modern-day dump – an extraordinary, alien, nauseating world – where, instead of being buried, the rubbish will go up in smoke. Voices of waste workers intermingle with the rubbish in a go-round of garbage, scored by Jon Nicholls. There are the bin men who believe ‘you just gotta get in the groove’ as they walk ten miles a day, to ‘pick up a bit of crap, sling it in the back of the lorry and take it down the dump’. There’s the weighbridge clerk at the sorting facility taking pride in separating the ‘sheepy recycling from the goatish garbage’ to load it onto enormous steel containers. Boatmen on the Thames steer these huge barges, bright orange in colour, past the great landmarks of London in ‘a cockney pas-de-deux danced with detritus’. Downriver, the bag arrives at its destination – a giant industrial incinerator where ten thousand tonnes of waste are going up in flames, at temperatures of 850 degrees. ‘Some people are mesmerized by it’, we hear. Will’s black bag meets its ‘fiery and apocalyptic end’. It’s a raw, unnerving look at our relationship with our waste. Sound designer: Jon Nicholls Producer: Adele Armstrong.
Are you concerned about plastic pollution and other kinds of rubbish?
Did you know:
that globally only 14% of all plastic is collected for recycling?
that 8 million tonnes a year ends up in the oceans?
that 40% of plastic made worldwide is used for packaging?
People everywhere are working to solve the problem of plastic pollution…and we can help by choosing recycled, reusable or compostable plastic goods over disposable, and recycling as much as possible…
…AND by joining the TALKING RUBBISH group where we discuss all kinds of local initiatives that might help – and take ACTION as well as talk!
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org and check the events calendar for details of our meeting times and places.