Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The Life of a Dead Battery

Ever wondered where all the batteries you put in the recycling bin up at Fullwell Cross Library end up? Well, the good news is that they don’t end up in landfill. The bad news is that they are all, every single one of them, shipped across to mainland Europe for reprocessing because we don’t have any facility to do this in the UK.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

High Street Habits

Well this is good news, I thought it was just me. What we have here are two contrasting surveys – one a survey of high street business owners and the other of their customers. And it makes for interesting reading.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Redbridge Flats Recycling League

The game is on. There are points and prizes to be won. If you live in a block of flats in Redbridge you should have a communal rubbish bin and a communal recycling bin. If you haven’t then get on to Redbridge council and complain. If you have then you are in the game and the more you and your neighbours recycle the better chance you have of topping the League of Flat Recyclers.

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Going to the Tip

We all need to get rid of stuff from time to time. And some of us a bit more often now we have a new “improved” kerbside green waste collection service with bio-degradable bags that are totally unsuitable for anything you can’t compost at home. So here are a few tips on going to the tip.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Redbridge hawkers, chasers, skimmers and damsels

These are Dragonflies. There is also the brilliant banded demoiselle, the resplendent ruddy darter, the evocative emerald damselfly and the magnificent migrant hawker.

These insects, collectively known as Odonata, are with us from May to September lighting up our rivers, streams and ponds with their dazzling displays of darting flight. They thrive where the water is clean and are an excellent indicator species for healthy ecosystems.