Battery dangers, compostable conundrums and welcome back to Whipsnade!

2020-06-18T09:55:13+01:00June 18th, 2020|

Batteries are causing issues for waste operatives at the moment, we're puzzled what to do with 'compostable' plastic and our bins are overflowing with recycling. What to do? Louise Palmer, St.Albans District Council's Waste and Recycling Officer, has the answers. Plus, it was with a sigh of relief that zoos like Whipsnade were told last [...]

5 Easy tips for a greener Xmas

2019-12-19T08:34:47+00:00December 19th, 2019|

Christmas can be a bit of an environmental disaster - here's 5 easy tips to help Buy trees for last minute gifts: ​there are lots of places online that you can have trees planted for a donation. A lovely thought, lovely for wildlife and lovely for the planet. Banish food waste: Xmas is the biggest time of year for [...]

Plastic free gardening, and what are they up to at Trestle?

2019-05-02T17:52:39+01:00May 2nd, 2019|

Ever wondered whether you can recycle that stack of plant pots that the spiders are making use of in the shed? Or why plant pots aren’t easier to recycle? The answers to these and many more questions on this week’s Environment Matters with Chris Thorne, Retail Manager at Ayletts Nurseries. We’ll also hear from Clare Winter [...]

Why can’t I recycle my rigid plastic anymore – and where are all the frogs?

2018-05-16T19:33:52+01:00May 16th, 2018|

Councillor Terry Hone, Cabinet Member for Community Protection and Waste Management explains why you can't recycle your rigid plastics at the tip anymore, and Rob Hopkins, Reserves manager for Herts and Middx Wildlife Trusts explains why he thinks so many local ponds have no frogspawn this year.

Recycling rejoicing – and plastic recycling post China

2018-03-10T20:10:47+00:00February 15th, 2018|

St.Albans recycling rates have soared, but how are we going to reach that magic 60% that will put us in the top 10 of local authority areas? Louise Palmer, Waste and Recycling Officer for St.Albans District Council joins Amanda Yorwerth on Environment Matters to explain. Louise also tells us what happens to our plastics now [...]

In insight into plastics and the environment from within the industry

2018-03-10T20:11:00+00:00November 24th, 2017|

Are plastics all bad? Do we really use too much plastic? How could we use plastic more sustainabley? St.Albans based David Hick uses his experience from within the industry to give a uniquely informed and interesting view into our use of plastics.

What do we think about a bottle reward and return scheme?

2018-03-10T20:11:05+00:00October 18th, 2017|

Michael Gove, the Environment Secretary is seeking to boost recycling rates and is considering a reward and return scheme for bottles. Plastic bottles are of particular concern because of the problems that plastic causes in oceans and other parts of the environment, so in this edition of Environment Matters we hear views from a couple [...]

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