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Nurdle hunt highlights plastic pollution

‘What on earth is a nurdle?’, you may be asking. Nurdles are small plastic pellets about the size of a lentil, which attract and concentrate background pollution like DDT and PCBs to highly toxic levels and can end up in the food chain when eaten by fish, birds and other marine animals. Nurdles never go away, but simply break down into ever smaller and smaller pieces of plastic. Hastings Green Party want to raise awareness of the issue. HOT’s Zelly Restorick writes.

Posted 13:09 Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017 In: Campaigns Tags: Fidra Hastings Green Party Julia Hilton microbeads nurdles Operation Clean Sweep Plastics Europe plastics pollution The British Plastics Federation The Great Nurdle Hunt

Council urged to start food waste recycling

Hastings Green Party has launched a Change petition calling for Hastings Borough Council to add food waste to their list of collectible and recyclable materials. Why? The move would cut down on the amount of waste material sent to landfill, reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with landfilled food waste, provide a useful source of compost and potentially – via anaerobic digestion – a source of energy, plus reduce mess on our streets caused by gulls tearing open rubbish bags containing food. HOT’s Zelly Restorick writes.

Posted 17:41 Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016 In: Energy Wise Tags: anaerobic digestion food waste collection and recycling Hastings Green Party Judy Scott Karen Simnett Love Food Hate Waste The Waste And Resources Action Programme Transition Town Hastings WRAP
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