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By Amandine Alexandre

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#22・

The future is zero waste

Hello friends!It's been a long time, far too long as far as I am concerned...I've been busy designing an online course about climate change and how to tackle it. I also spent some time campaigning for better air quality in London in general and in my local ar…

 
#21・

I repair therefore I am🔧

Hello friends!I've decided that 2021 will be a year of mending and fixing in our house. My 3 old son is partially responsible for this resolution. He gets very elated about fixing things, literally starry-eyed! ☺️During the first lockdown, I darned a pair of …

 
#20・

Better than new 😃

Hello friends,Do you know reboxed? It's a company founded in London last year by Matt and Phil, two friends who previously did marketing for consumer electronics. Their mission is to rehome 100 million mobile devices by 2030 .Reboxed's slogan is 'better than …

 
#19・

Wanted : your old tablet, laptop or TV

Hello and Happy New Year!First and foremost, I'd like to send my support to all the parents and carers having to homeschool their kids at the moment while working from home. Because my son goes to nursery, I get to write this newsletter and do some work. I do…

 
#18・

Sack Off Secret Santa

Hello friends,Have you ever tried to convince your colleagues that the world doesn't need more tat? It's a tough job.Despite the very tangible impact of climate change on our lives, your effort to curb the amount of cheap, mass-produced Secret Santa gifts co…

 
#17・

Find your tribe

Hello friends,The Woman's Hour radio programme broadcasted on BBC Radio 4 has dedicated its annual power list to women campaigning for the planet this year. It's a very interesting list that I invite you to read here.Some women, such as environmental lawyer &…

 
#16・

It's pants👙

Hello friends!I've some good news for you.Plastic production has gone down⬇️by 6% in Europe between 2018 and 2019, according to figures published last week by PlasticsEurope. Globally, the sector is still growing but at a slower pace.The increasing number of …

 
#15・

My new super power💪

Hello friends,I have been taking a course about carbon literacy recently.It turns out that I was not as carbon literate as I thought I was.Of course, I already knew that flying generated a lot of carbon emissions and that eating red meat and not composting fo…

 
#14・

The last straw✂️

Hello friends!Bye-bye single-use plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds ! All those single use plastic (SUP) items are now banned❌in England.This piece of news may well have escaped your attention but it's worth celebrating the fact that people in England w…

 
#13・

The T Collective and other good news 😻

Hello friends!Should this newsletter be a weekly publication, a bi-monthly one or be published in another form entirely because, frankly, you're tired of newsletters? If you have an opinion on the subject I will be very glad to hear from you (amandine.london@…

 
#12・

Package free shopping is ⬆️

Hello friends!The first report on plastic free shops in continental Europe was published at the end of June. It's based on data collected by 268 shops across 10 countries.The study - conducted by London consultancy Eunomia on behalf of French package free tra…

 
#11・

Bleu Blanc Green💚

Bonjour!I don't walk around London with my French passport on display singing La Marseillaise but, yesterday, I was quite relieved to wake up to the news that there has been a green surge in 🇫🇷 local elections.Strasbourg, Lyon and Bordeaux- three of the bigge…

 
#10・

Reusable containers are FINE 🌈

Hello!This is the news of the day as far as I am concerned. ⚡️ The Guardian has published an article saying that according to "119 scientists from 18 countries reusable containers do not increase the chance of virus transmission". ⚡️Short of shouting it from …

 
#9・

Wear a reusable mask, plant a seed🌱

Hello!Wearing a face mask in public transports is now compulsory in England.If you only do one thing to reduce waste this week, make a reusable mask.Discarded throwaway masks and plastic gloves are a rising threat to ocean life. Yes, more plastic is ending up…

 
#8・

Hope dealer 🗞

Hello!I don't know about you but, especially this week, I need my daily dose of positive news to keep me going - like air, water and food.There's no denying that there are many tragic things going on right now - Covid-19, the murder of George Floyd - but I ca…

 
#7・

Preloved is getting more 💗

I noticed something recently for the first time. I saw a child wearing clothes that looked shinny brand new and I made a mental note of it - as if it was something unusual. 🤔I surprised myself. I am a rather new(ish) recruit to secondhand clothes for kids. L…

 
#6・

We've got the power💪

In a Swedish town called Eskilstuna, west of Stockholm, the recycling centre is a very special place. It doubles up as a shopping mall where everything for sale is second-hand. It's very likely that you know this already because the BBC filmed a report there…

 
#5・

The revolution is on

Not a day goes by these days without a major waste reduction or recycling initiative being announced in London. Sometimes, it's a business entreprise ; other times, it's a scheme spearheaded by a public organisation or a charity. Very often, it's a joint init…

 
#4・

The equivalent of 2.3 million 🚗

Hello!It's been a long time since the latest issue. Fighting against Brent council taking down healthy trees for no good reason has kept me fairly busy for the last couple of months. I also created a group in my neighbourhood called Harlesden Climate Action…

#3・

Wear and care is back in fashion

Hello,Will December 12th be the first green UK General election? We will only find out from December 13rd onwards when the victorious party will switch from campaign mode to government mode. However, it’s difficult not to get excited by the number of green pl…