New Year....Back to Basics 

Welcome to the latest newsletter from the Eastern Midlands regional Waste Office. In this issue we will be giving you a short preview of what we will be up to in the beginning of 2017 plus some exciting news regarding Reuse Month 2016. 

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Reuse Month 

Our National Campaign Reuse Month has been short listed for not one but two Green Awards! [Check out the competition]

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Green Public Sector Organisation of the Year 


Sustainability Team of the Year 

We would also like to say congrats and good luck to those short listed who we have had the privilege of working with; The Rediscovery Centre and Recycle IT.
We're very excited and have everything crossed, for everyone [but especially us]. 
Tackling Food Waste  
Keep an eye on our social media pages for our Food Waste Campaign where we will be posting short videos [like this one] giving you some handy tips and we will also be sharing lots of other handy tips and tricks to help reduce your waste and also save money!! 
Eastern Midlands Waste Management Plan - Spotlight  
We were delighted to have featured on the Arc+ newsletter which was received by a very large audience all over Europe. The feature was in the form of an interview which briefly highlighted what the plan is and some of the tasks we will be undertaking in 2017. 
Check out this great advert created under the LAPN programme
"This Changes Everything: Capitalism v's The Climate"
If you haven't had a chance to read the book but want to know what its all about have a look at the documentary here

Inspired by Naomi Klein's international non-fiction bestseller This Changes Everything, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana's Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond. Interwoven with these stories of struggle is Klein's narration, connecting the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it there. Throughout the film, Klein builds to her most controversial and exciting idea: that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better.
WEEE Public Collection Days 

WEEE Ireland organises and promotes public collection events of WEEE and waste batteries in areas which do not have convenient access to civic amenity sites. Any household item with a plug or battery will be accepted at these collection events – from large items such as fridges, dishwashers and tumble dryers, to small household items such as remote controls, electric toothbrushes and everything in between. All waste batteries will be accepted free of charge, including AA and AAA batteries, torch batteries, watch batteries, car batteries and electric fence batteries.

It’s FREE for the general public to bring any batteries or household item with a plug or a battery for recycling. This is a great chance for you to finally clean out the garage or attic.

Examples of items that can be recycled for free include:

  • All types of batteries including farm fencing, automotive and portable batteries.
  • Torches, power tools and other small electrical devices.
  • Large household electrical items such as fridges, freezers, washing machines and electric ovens.
  • IT equipment – PCs, TVs, Monitors, phones.
  • Energy Saving Bulbs and other lighting equipment.
  • Along with any other household WEEE you may have.

If you miss the collection day remember that you can recycle your waste batteries and electrical waste at your local civic amenity centre, free of charge.

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