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Fretex is a secondhand  clothing chain operated by the Salvation Army. To publicise the store during Oslo Fashion Week they created a catwalk (called a runway in the trade) at a subway exit.

After all, the clothes people are wearing today will be the things they donate in the future; what you are wearing now is the coming Fretex collection.


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Cups made out of jelly

By Trash Talk on Apr 13, 11 10:33 AM

Jelloware cups: you drink out of them, then you eat them.


The best way to cut your waste is to not use disposable items to begin with but, you have to give these people some credit for the sheer weirdness of this idea. They make cups out of jelly. Once you are finished with the cup you can eat it or compost it.


These come from trees

By Trash Talk on Mar 30, 11 10:00 AM
A single "These Come From Trees" sticker can save around a tree's worth of paper, every year. This began (and I suppose still is) an experiment in environmentalism and viral marketing.

To try to reduce the amount of paper towels used in bathrooms Pete Kazanjy designed a simple sticker - and it worked.

Earth Hour 2011: 8.30pm, Saturday 26 March - switch off the lights and celebrate your action for the planet with the people of world

Premier Waste have just published a briefing paper on the importance of soil organic matter. Soil organic matter is a key indicator of soil quality and is fundamental to the maintenance of soil fertility and sustainable crop production in the UK.


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Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has published a study on the most effective way to collect recycling from households.

This study is not just essential reading for anyone who is designing a kerbside recycling scheme but will be of interest to anyone who want to see recycling on the increase.

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One of Premier Waste's customers wanted advice on how to reduce the amount of food that it was sending to landfill, the food was fit for consumption so we put them in touch with FareShare.

Life after Oil? A debate

By Trash Talk on Feb 15, 11 09:00 AM

The UK currently requires 212 million tonnes of oil and equivalents per year to sustain its manufacturing industry, agriculture, transport networks, schools, homes and businesses. In the context of recent news stories focusing on the environmental damage caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and pronouncements that the world should be preparing itself for 'Peak Oil' - not so much an issue of oil running out but of global demand for oil to sustain our economies exceeding available supply - should the UK be preparing for a life without oil?

Plastic bag ban saves oil

By Trash Talk on Feb 10, 11 01:06 PM

When I wrote a while ago about China banning various kinds of plastic bags the fact that they say it will save them 37 million barrels of oil a year completely passed me by.

Whenever we do a talk about waste and recycling to school children more often than not someone will ask: "Why don't we launch rubbish into space, rather than bury it?"

So why don't we blast waste into space?

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