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SDG12: Responsible Consumption and Production - Sustainable Newport Shropshire

SDG12: Responsible Consumption and Production

This SDG underpins much of our work as Sustainable Newport. This is supported through the waste heirarchy – helping people to understand the priorties from Reducing, Reusing and only when there’s no life left, seeking to recycle. We support the circular economy through Pass it on events, Safari Sales and other giving campaigns to extend the life of produced goods.

  • Climate Fresk training
    We had our first trial of Climate Fresk training in February at the Newport library, facilited by our vice chair Susanne Bearblock. The training was a success with participants being happy with the outcome and what they learnt. We’ll now be seeking additional funding to run additional sessions for interested members of the community. Below
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  • Our new Bin!
    After gathering the evidence from our Hard to recycle events about just how many tetrapaks and other mixed element recycling we were gathering we’ve partnered with Newport Town Council to have a new Bin for recycling these elements, which the Shropshire Fire Service kindly agreed to house at the Fire Station. The new bin was
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  • Hard to recycle collection
    Our volunteers Jane Cooper and Sandra Crabb put forward the idea of aggregating “Hard to recycle” items to take on to larger locations such as Roots in Stafford, the Household recycling Centre in Hortonwood or Terracycle Telford. The scheme launched in June 2022 and it’s proven to be a great way to engage with members
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  • Everyday Plastic Audit – Lockdown Edition Challenge
    This week my family joined 100 UK households to collect and analyse our single use plastic waste.  We collected the (clean) plastic in a separate bin, hunted down rogue plastic in the “regular” bin, and kept a tally chart of “personal” plastics such as dental floss.  It became a game.  Was every scrap of plastic accounted for?  A few
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  • A sustainable Christmas
    Tips to try for reducing your environmental impact this Christmas For wrapping and gifts Gift bags may contain non-paper content so it is best to use them again and again.  If you use gift bags, attach a tag that says “please reuse me”.  Gift bags can also be donated to local charity shops for resale
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