Category Archives: recycling

GMWDA ‘seeking exit’ from PFI contract

From here. The Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA)  has confirmed that it is “seeking an exit” from its recycling and waste management Private Finance Initiative (PFI) contract with Viridor Laing (Greater Manchester) Limited. In a statement on the website of Viridor’s parent … Continue reading

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Volunteer Opportuny: Waste Not Want Not! Events, Workshops & Volunteering in #Tameside #recycling #food

Waste Not Want Not! Events, Workshops & Volunteering Cross posted from Operation Farm!! Waste Not Want Not! 7th September – 20th October 2013 Operation Farm has teamed up with Recycle for Greater Manchester to run ‘Waste Not Want Not’, a programme … Continue reading

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#Recycling in Rusholme and Moss Side. Meeting tonight, Thursday 25th July

Residents of Rusholme and Moss Side … a group of residents are planning a major recycling campaign in the “terrace square” (Princess Parkway to Wilmslow Rd, Platt Lane to Moss Lane East). We launch the project ideas so far THIS … Continue reading

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#Manchester City Council: A rather good rubbish meeting #Neighbourhoodsscrutiny #mcc

Councillors from wards across Manchester grilled Nigel Murphy, the Executive Member for the Environment, at a sometimes fiery meeting of the “Neighbourhoods Scrutiny Committee” yesterday. Marc Hudson reports. The most controversial topic, at a meeting that looked at 20mph speed … Continue reading

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Repair Cafe for #Manchester – help needed

This, from James Harries, landed in our inbox. There is, inevitably, a facebook group. Pick up a screwdriver and help end our throwaway society! Fed up with our throw-away society? Want to help the transition to a more sustainable economy? … Continue reading

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“A rubbish market: a study of the role of the market mode of governance in preventing waste” – a Greater #Manchester (GM) perspective

We asked new MCFly writer Vicki Ramsden to “interview herself” about her MSc dissertation. Why did I do the research? My interest in the issue of waste relates to its relationship with the consumption of natural resources. The focus of … Continue reading

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#Trafford energy plant – Public Inquiry over – outcome in new year…

Below is the text of a press release circulated by the “Breathe Clean Air Group.” We at Manchester Climate Monthly would really have liked to have gone along to the Public Inquiry into the proposed incinerator. The clash between the … Continue reading

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Event Report: Waste is a beautiful thing to mind

The chair of the Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority today launched a shameless (and successful) bid to grab headlines. Cllr Neil Swannick (Labour, Bradford ward), a former Executive Member for the Environment for Manchester City Council, was giving a report … Continue reading

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White Christmas or Green Christmas – or both?

MCFly reporter Laurence Menhinick looks into ways you can lighten your carbon footprint while still enjoying a stylish Christmas… Paper, card, glass; cartons, bottles, plastic and the compostables too- each to its own bin. Recycling is now anchored in our … Continue reading

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