Friends of the Earth in 2019

Last night was our final meeting of the year followed by an informal AGM, but we never do anything normal in our group. We’ve now won awards for our campaigning the last two years, but what will 2020 bring? With a growing group of volunteers and supporters and more and more activities going on thanContinue reading “Friends of the Earth in 2019”

Iceland is buzzing

Employees at Iceland head office had quite the shock when their day was interrupted by the buzz of one of our very own Chester Friends of the Earth bees. Chester FoE Co-ordinator Helen made the trip to the Iceland Head Office in Deeside last week to represent Friends of the Earth Chester & District andContinue reading “Iceland is buzzing”

Let’s get ‘Drastic on Plastic’

Friends of the Earth’s position is that recycling is not the answer, depending on the type, plastics can generally only be recycled a few times, and some types not at all. Each time plastic is recycled its quality is reduced, so before long it has to be disposed of. This means it goes to landfillContinue reading “Let’s get ‘Drastic on Plastic’”

About Chester Friends of the Earth

Our group is friendly and welcoming for people of all ages, interests and backgrounds. We aim to support a variety of local and national campaigns and encourage links with other like-minded groups. Currently we are working on three main campaigns. On Plastics – our campaigns are  #StrawFreeChester; #PlasticFreeChester & #ZeroWasteChester After months of hard campaigning we achieved StrawContinue reading “About Chester Friends of the Earth”

Plastic Free Chester – celebrate the single use plastic ban.

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has confirmed a ban on plastic straws, drinks-stirrers and plastic stemmed cotton buds in England, following overwhelming public support for the move. Following an open consultation, a ban on the supply of plastic straws, drinks stirrers and cotton buds will come into force in April 2020. The ban will include exemptionsContinue reading “Plastic Free Chester – celebrate the single use plastic ban.”