james thompson

kerbside box collections
29 Aug 2014

A new campaign is encouraging residents in Shropshire to find ‘one more thing’ that can be recycled.

The ‘recycle one more thing’ promotion highlights the wide range of materials that can be recycled in kerbside recycling boxes and at recycling centres around the county.  Residents will soon notice a pictorial guide to kerbside recycling being delivered to homes across the county by our...

13 Aug 2014

A new campaign called Love Your Clothes is encouraging us to get more from our clothes and keep them out of the bin when we no longer want them. For most families, this is not just an issue of waste but also budget: we spend around £52 million every year on school clothes alone, and the speed at which our children grow out of them seems way...

Ludlow AD plant
13 Aug 2014

Shropshires own green energy expert Professor Michael Chesshire, who is also Director of local business Evergreen Gas has featured in a new video to help explain the science behind anerobic...

Shropshire Council staff car sharing
24 Jul 2014

For many in Shropshire there is no easy alternative to using the car but now there is an easy way to take the sting out of the cost of driving. Shropshire Council in partnership with Telford and Wrekin Council have launched ‘Shropshare’; a new county-wide car share initiative which is free to join and use for individuals and...

drinks cans
23 Jul 2014

You might be in holiday mode this summer but that doesn’t mean taking a break from recycling.  As Shropshire sizzles in some of the hottest sunshine we have seen in some time, we are seeing a surge in sales of soft drinks this superb summer season.

We get through a staggering 100,000 plastic bottles and 70,000 drinks cans every day in Shropshire! During this heatwave this is on the up...

plastic bags
01 Jul 2014

National data shows that across the UK, supermarkets handed out over 8 billion plastic carrier bags last year!  This suggests that in Shropshire alone we get through 39 million of the things each year! 

Whilst its good news that this figure has decreased by a third since 2006 when reporting began it...

Love Food Hate Waste Bruschetta Recipe
01 Jul 2014

Broad beans are in season so I thought I’d share this fab recipe from our colleagues at Love Food Hate Waste

Bruschetta is basically posh toast and anything on toast works for me.  So if you dont like broad beans, feel free to try other toppings - there are heaps of recipe ideas on the...

Grilled lamb pitta
03 Jun 2014

British lamb is now in season and it really is at its most succulent at this time of year.  You cant beat British lamb for welfare, quality and flavour.  So to help you enjoy your lamb and reduce waste our partners at Love Food Hate Waste have provided this lovely recipe to inspire you to rediscover the joys of cooking.  


03 Jun 2014

Looking for a lovely day out in Shropshire? Well you could do a lot worse that taking a trip to Wood Lane in Ellesmere. 

Now bear in mind when you're packing your picnic that Wood Lane is a 81 hectare industrial site, which combines sand and gravel quarrying, concrete production...

AD plant on Wykey Farm in Shropshire
28 May 2014

Shropshire businesses are proving that old adage that 'where's there's muck there's brass'. 

Utilisation of Anaerobic Digestion (AD) technology – breaking down organic waste to make a clean green supply of gas - continues to grow in Shropshire.  The technology is alread widely used here – with thousands of tonnes of treatment capacity already operational mainly processing animal manure...


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