Monday, 15 July 1991

Recycling Campaign - Summer 1991


Recycling Campaign - Summer 1991

We are currently involved in a promotion in conjunction with the National Dairy Council to promote the reuse of bottles, as is the case with the doorstep delivery service. Friends of the Earth want to encourage a higher return of empties, and promote reuse and recycling in general. So this will be important for Friends of the Earth as well as for the dairies.

All dairies nationwide will have the opportunity to display Friends of the Earth promotional banners on the sides of their milk floats, and deliver national FoE membership leaflets to customers. Each local FoE group taking part is given £500 by the dairies.

On publicity day there will be a competition involving local schools and Brownies, whereby they dress up a
milk float under the theme "Message in a Bottle" using household waste such as milk bottle tops, egg cartons etc. The event will be covered by local newspapers and should provide an excellent photo-opportunity. It will be fascinating to see what the competitors can produce.

We organised some successful events with SCRAP during Environment Week in May. A guided tour of the British Tissues toilet roil factory at Oughtibridge was oversubscribed, and much enjoyed by those lucky enough to attend. We therefore intend to arrange a similar tour this Autumn. The display on composting with the children's "Not so Ugly Bug Ball" was popular, and we would, therefore  like to extend our activities in this area. too, in the Autumn.

We are currently concerned that we have not placed enough emphasis on campaigning recently, and are planning to embark on an exciting new project which is more practically orientated. This should provide a splendid opportunity for members to get struck into interesting and exciting work in which the fruits of their endeavours will be more tangible and apparent.Suggestions for a theme for the project are welcome.

To find out how you can get involved in these worthwhile pursuits, why not attend our group meetings on Tuesdays at 7.30pm. at the SCRAP Office (140 Devonshire Street) to get active and make your voice heard. The meetings are informal and you'll be more than welcome, as we need volunteers to make the projects successful.

Marc Roddis