Featured Members


Hornbeam Coordinator

This exciting part-time role (24.5 hours, expected to rise to 28) exists to coordinate the many community, low cost living and sustainability projects happening under the Hornbeam umbrella, both grant-funded and enterprise, and is a great opportunity for someone who […]

Real Nappies for London Breakfast Briefing

  When: Thursday 26 April 2018 Time: 8.30am – 11.00am Where: Council Chamber, Camden Town Hall, Judd Street, London WC1H 9JE To celebrate Real Nappy Week (23 – 29 April 2018), Real Nappies for London is inviting delegates to a […]

Free Public Speaking Essential Skills Workshop

Public Speaking Essential Skills Everything you need to know about tackling nerves and core presenting techniques to become a more confident public speaker On this Public Speaking Essential Skills workshop, you’ll pick up some invaluable tips on how to overcome […]

Resourceful Conference 2018

50% discount Special Offer for LCRN members to attend Resourceful Conference at Rushlight Show – 25 January 2018 The Resourceful Conference, in association with LCRN and the Circular Economy Club, is the market place for the development of the circular […]

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs

EwasteR Project Seeking Participants for the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs Scheme About Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs (EYE) is a cross-border exchange programme which provides a grant for new or aspiring entrepreneurs to spend time abroad to […]

NLWA Give and Take Days 2017

The North London Waste Authority, Wise up to Waste Give and Take Days are back and taking place in Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington and, Waltham Forest throughout October and November 2017! A Give and Take Day is a […]

The London Upcycling Show 2017

Call for Stall Holders / Exhibitors The London Upcycling Show 2017 returns this November. There are spaces for 20 stall holders and exhibitors to showcase the best London has to offer in the way of upcycled furniture, textiles, household objects […]

Keep Britain Tidy – Events Assistants

Events Assistants (North London), 6 posts Salary: £9.75 per hour Location: Across the London Boroughs of Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington and Waltham Forest Hours: Seven weekend days, typically 9am-4pm, some days may be longer. The North London Waste […]

OrganicLea Looking for New Co-op Members

Do you share a passion for developing and delivering a sustainable community food enterprise?  Can you combine strategic development with day to day operational delivery? Are you excited by spanners and spreadsheets as well as produce and people? OrganicLea is […]

Veolia: Crowdfunding Workshop Event

Veolia’s Recycling Fund for Communities: Crowdfunding Workshop When: 23 February 2017 Location: Jury Inn Croydon, CR0 9XY Time: 18:00 – 20:00 Whether creating interesting spaces with reclaimed materials, making it easier to recycle or simply encouraging more people in your […]

Veolia’s Recycling Fund for Communities

Boost your green project with up to £1000 from Veolia If your project inspires people to do the right thing with their waste, if you plan to make use of recycled or reused materials, or if it will help protect […]

WasteSmart Course January 2017

CIWM Accredited WasteSmart (Foundation and Advanced Courses) Date: Thursday 26 January 2017 @ 9.30 (registration at 9.15am) – 17.00 Where: LCRN, The Grayston Centre, 28 Charles Square, London N1 6HT Special New Year Deal – **Recieve 10% off LCRN’s WasteSmart […]

Wise up to Waste – North London Give and Take Days 2017

Do you have any household items to clear out? Or, fancy picking up something (good-as) new, for free?! Then get involved in one of our 14 Give and Take Days, taking place in Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington and, […]

Gardens & Farms for a Sustainable Future, London

(Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens) With advice and support from the London Advisory Group the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens has secured funding from the City Bridge Trust to deliver a programme of mentoring and training, […]


EAST DULWICH COMMUNITY CENTRE ASSOCIATION & BARRY AREA RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION SATURDAY 29th October 2016 11a.m.-2.30pm Bring items 11-1pm ONLY Take items: 11-3pm East Dulwich Community Centre 46-50 Darrell Road, SE 22 9NL Items ONLY ACCEPTED ON DAY OF EVENT Free […]

WasteAid Week

WasteAid UK, the charity set up to tackle the global waste crisis, is promoting a week of fundraising activities from 7 to 13 November 2016.   WasteAid UK shares recycling knowledge and skills with communities in the developing world where […]

EwasteR Pilot Training – October 2016 Update

Calling all LCRN members with a WEEE workshop You’ve heard us talk about the EU funded project: EwasteR in previous issues. We are now at the stage where we are calling upon you to participate. But first, a quick reminder […]

Please vote for HEET before 8 Oct!

HEET is an amazing charity in Waltham Forest and long-term partner of the Hornbeam, which provides support to vulnerable people to keep their homes warm and cut carbon emissions. We’re delighted they’ve been shortlisted for a Marks & Spencer Energy […]

Sunday 30 October – Organiclea Open Day

Hawkwood Nursery Seasonal Blitz volunteer session, 9.45am-1pm and Open Day, 12-4pm. Come and discover a ‘world of chillies’, with heat, colour and flavour from all over the world. Plus farm stall, forest school for kids, delicious coffee and cake, site […]

Activities at the Learning Lodge

The Learning Lodge situated in the beautiful Pimp Hall Nature Reserve in Chingford, is a wonderful forest space in Chingford that Hornbeam manages and a fabulous space for meet-ups. Contact: Elizabethlodge.hornbeam@gmail.com Sun 9 Oct, 2-4pm – Sunday Family Club Let’s Print! […]


Hornbeam Nights are buzzing! Come and join us. We’re open most Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday evenings! Follow us onFacebook and Twitter to keep up-to-date with events. Our café is a very friendly place, so Hornbeam nights are great for popping into with friends […]

Classes and other meet-ups at the Hornbeam and Learning Lodge

Every Friday, 1.30-5pm, upstairs – Café Life run by Lifeline project Café Life is a safe, warm and welcoming place where all are welcome within the local community. Arts and crafts, board games, quizzes and competitions. Hot/cold drinks, cakes and pastries. […]

In the cafe at the Hornbeam and Learning Lodge

Remember our amazing café is the oldest vegan café in Waltham Forest, selling an amazing array of organic food and drinks, with all food sourced locally from food coop Organiclea . Our menu changes daily and is fantastic and the […]

Two important dates to keep an eye for the future > Events at the Hornbeam and Learning Lodge : Halloween and 24th November

Halloween – Keep an eye on our website, social media or our noticeboards to see what pumpkin-y frolicks are happening! No film night in October – but put Thurs 24 November in your diary for films from the Best Before Project.

Sat 8 Oct – Apple Day! Apple Day at Vestry House Museum, 11am-3pm

Come celebrate all things Apple-y – eat apple cakes, drink apple juice and cider, play at apple-bobbing, craft apple-y things and buy apple trees! We really need volunteers in the lead-up and on the day too – please contact us. […]

Mon 3 Oct, 1.30-2.30pm – Stay, Play and Protest

First meeting of Stay, play & protest – a new type of parenting group. It’s an informal drop-in for parents and their children with a twist – talking about things that make our lives difficult and how as a group […]

Mon 3 Oct, 10am-1pm – People’s Kitchen

The first Community Monday of every month is People’s Kitchen – delicious lunch made from food that would have been wasted. Come to help prep food from 10am or just to eat at 1pm. Everyone welcome, but we’d really like […]

Mon 3 Oct, 10.30am-1pm – Apple-y Community Monday

We’d love volunteers to come and help us prepare for Apple Day on 8 October. Come and help pick apples being donated or put up Apple Day posters in local shops. We’ll provide lunch too! Or come and learn about […]

Community Mondays

Weekly drop-in opportunity to help out or skill-up at the Hornbeam. Volunteers help maintain the space together, pick up some skills and have a free lunch too. Every Monday, 11am-2pm. Jamming with Organiclea’s Felicia and Kim 10.30 -1.30pm as usual […]

Forest Farm Peace Garden : ABUNDANCE DAY 2016

When: Sunday, 9th October 2016 Time: 12 noon – 5pm Free ‘Abundance Day’ is our annual event celebrating the harvest time in the garden. The programme this year will include live music played by local charity ‘The Redbridge Music Lounge’ and […]

Forest Farm Peace Garden Group Meetings

FRUIT TREES GROUP – meets 1st Wednesday of the month at the afternoon session. Next session: Wednesday, 5th October at 2pm – 4pm The garden groups are an informal skill shares for garden users and for all who are interested in deepening […]

Forest Farm Peace Garden Group Meetings

HERBAL GROUP – meets 1st Friday of the month at the morning session. Next session : Friday, 7th October  2016,  11am – 1pm. The garden groups are an informal skill shares for garden users and for all who are interested in deepening their […]

Forest Farm Peace Garden Trustees Needed

Forest Farm Peace Garden  is looking for new trustees. We are a permaculture inspired, therapeutic garden offering an Eco therapy Programme and environmental education workshops and events to promote health well-being and environmental sustainability. We offer: ECOTHERAPY PROGRAMME Therapeutic gardening […]

EcoLocal – 6 Week Food Growing Courses

6 Week Food Growing Courses – now booking to start Saturday September 17th 2016 If you are just starting out, or would like to get some more detailed knowledge of food growing, then this course is for you. Over 6 […]

Upcoming Accredited Gardening Courses and Workshops

5 City and Guilds courses starting this Autumn: There are still places on all courses, but those starting in September are booking-up fast. Organiclea has always worked in close partnership with Waltham Forest Adult Learning Service to deliver a growing […]

Real Nappies for London – Looking to the Future

Real Nappies for London will be 10 years old in July 2017 Designed to be a pan-London project, membership so far has been taken up by a small number of boroughs, giving us the opportunity to learn by delivering.  What […]

REPURPOSE PROJECT – September 2016 Update

                  REPURPOSE – making re-use a possibility on housing estates: The five housing estates based re-use projects are having a good summer collection household items and passing them on.  The project on […]

Hounslow Community Transport Achieves PQASSO Level 1

Hounslow Community Transport (HCT), which operates the Hounslow Furniture Recycling Project, is a charity that was founded over 30 years ago.   The Hounslow Furniture Recycling Project was founded in 1993. HCT decided a few years ago that its charity and […]

A Volunteer Experience at LCRN

  I had a brilliant time volunteering at LCRN as the Newsletter, Press and Web Support Assistant.  I can’t think of a better way to have learned about the current state of the environmental movement in London, and all the […]

Repair in the Community: report back from the #Traidtalks series

Words by Kim Garratt   Last Thursday, I got to listen to three leaders in London’s repair community. Academic and ‘professional encourager’ Bridget Harvey of the Hackney Fixers, co-founder of the Restart Project Janet Gunter, and blogger Jen Gale of […]

CIWM Accredited Waste Smart Courses

CIWM Accredited Waste Smart Foundation and Advanced Courses Vital for anyone with responsibility for resource management, the course help delegates make efficient waste management decisions while increasing sustainability and improving performance.   Next Date:  Thursday 26 January 2017 – Book Here! […]

Ecovillage talk and tour at BedZED, Sutton

Visit BedZED on Tuesday, June 28 (8am – 10am) to hear Bioregional’s co-founders explain how the design of this pioneering eco-village in south London has fostered a strong sense of community as well as helping protect the planet. This talk will be part of […]

Greggs Foundation – Environmental Grants

Greggs Foundation – Small Environmental Grants value: up to £2000 deadline: 01 July 2016 Under the small environmental grants programme, projects should aim to make a difference to a local area with preference given to projects which involve or benefit people […]

Real Nappy Week 2016

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The Loop@Pembury is drumming up support to win an award (and much-needed funding) – every vote helps!

The Loop@Pembury (a project of the RePurpose network) has been shortlisted in the Jewson Building Better Communities Awards. Votes will give them a chance at much-needed funding to open a new reuse hub. To vote, just follow this link, or click on […]

Legal Consultant – Friends of the Earth

Consultancy fee: £5,830 for 8 weeks beginning 1 July Location: London Closing date: 30th May Interviews: 8th or 9th June Lawyer needed to advise environmental campaigner Friends of the Earth England Wales & Northern Ireland is a leading environmental NGO […]

NLWA – Provision of Waste Education Services to 14 Schools across North London

NLWA wishes to invite Tenders for the provision of waste education services to 14 schools across north London.  Details of the key requirements for the services are set out in the Specification together with the other procurement documents, which can […]

HEET Energy Efficiency Installer/Trainer

21 hours per week, over 3 days. Salary £18,466 per annum (£30,781 FTE or £16.91 per hour). Initially for a one-year fixed term contract. HEET is a not-for-profit organisation working in north-east London. HEET are looking to recruit an energy efficiency […]

Tender: Waste Less, Lunch Free Events in North London

TENDER FOR PROJECTS CONSISTING OF SERVICES IN RESPECT OF PROVISION OF ‘WASTE LESS, LUNCH FREE’ EVENTS IN NORTH LONDON   North London Waste Authority (NLWA) is running an extensive waste prevention programme from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2018 […]

New Re-use Project Launched in the Grahame Park Estate

The launch of the new re-use project in the heart of the Grahame park estate was a great success with over 100 people turning up to find out all about it. The visitors to The Loop learnt about the fantastic […]

TRAID’s late night shopping event – Thursday 21 April

Charity Shop Late Night & Fundraiser to Wear Sweatshop Fashion Out The fashion reuse charity TRAID is donating all sales made at a special late night opening in its Dalston charity shop to support garment workers in Bangladesh to mark the three-year anniversary of the […]

Free Reclaimed Paint Membership available for organisations

Forest Recycling Project (FRP) is delighted to announce that their new membership scheme for reclaimed paint at The Paint Place is now available. The scheme operates a free membership for a range of not-for-profit organisations such as charities, community groups, schools […]

Denmark just opened its first food waste supermarket   

  This seems like it’s going to be the first of many. The first-ever surplus produce store, called Wefood, was opened this week in Copenhagen by the charity Folkekirkens Nødhjælp. Fresh produce in store will be sold for 30-50% less […]

New study illustrates what we all knew to be true: lifespans of household appliances are getting shorter

  A recent study commissioned by the German Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt – UBA) has found that the average lifespan of electrical appliances is shrinking, with the percentage of items replaced due to defects rising from 3.5% in 2004 to 8.3% […]

Scottish government sets new target of 33% food waste reduction by 2025

Last week, Scotland announced bold new targets to reduce waste over the next 10-15 years. Environment secretary Richard Lochhead described the Scottish Food Waste Reduction Target as ‘the first of its kind in Europe,’ placing Scotland ahead of the game […]

Update from Richard Featherstone

Richard has been spending the last 2 months visiting colleagues and friends at many of the reuse sector projects across the network.  This has not only kept him up to date with on-going concerns from organisations but has enabled him […]

Rushlight Show – Resourceful Conference

The building of good working relations between companies, charities and social entrepreneurs was one of the topics covered at the Resourceful Conference on 28th January 2016. The appetite for enduring partnerships between the two sectors is becoming clearer in the […]

Start your own resource business with Action for Community & Environment (ACE)

The recycling and re-use sector has tripled in size in the last 15 years. Cohort WES and ACE are delighted to announce a brand new one day course for budding resource entrepreneurs. The training will take place on  Friday 19 […]

WRAP Conference 2015: Resources Challenges

  The 2015 WRAP conference held at Central Hall Westminster building in London saw the gathering of sustainable and environmental professionals from different backgrounds, coming together to analyse how businesses and individuals are using resources. Earlier this year, WRAP launched […]

Enfield Give and Take Day – Sun 29 Nov

Enfield – Sunday 29 November 2015 – 12noon to 3pm. Where: The Southgate Club, Crown Lane, Southgate, London, N14 5BP. Donate from 12noon to 1.45 pm. Take items for free from 2pm to 3 pm.   LCRN / NLWA Give […]

Hackney Give and Take Day – Sat 28 Nov

Hackney – Saturday 28 November 2015 – 12noon to 3pm. Where: St Matthias Youth Club, 101 Dalston Lane, (Entrance on Cecilia Road), London, E8 1NH. Donate from 12noon to 1.45 pm.  Take items for free from 2pm to 3 pm. […]

Barnet Give and Take Day – Sun 22 Nov

Barnet – Sunday 22 November 2015 – 12.30pm to 3.30pm. Where: St John’s Parish Centre, Friern Barnet Road, London, N11 3EQ.  Donate from 12.30pm to 2.15pm. Take items for free from 2.30pm to 3.30 pm. LCRN / NLWA Give and […]

Islington Give and Take Day – Sat 21 Nov

Islington – Saturday 21 November 2015 – 12noon to 3pm. Where: The Arc Centre, 98B St Paul Street, London, N1 7DF. Donate from 12noon to 1.45pm.  Take items for free from 2pm to 3 pm. LCRN / NLWA Give and […]

Waltham Forest Give and Take Day – 31 Oct 15

Waltham Forest – Saturday 31 October 2015 – 2pm to 5pm. Priory Court Community Centre, 11 Priory Court, Walthamstow, London, E17 5NB. Donate from 2pm to 3.45 pm and take items for free from 4pm to 5 pm.   LCRN […]

Haringey Give and Take Day – 10th Oct 15

Haringey – Saturday 10 October 2015 – 12 noon to 3pm. St Ann’s Hall, Cissbury Road, Tottenham, London, N15 5PU. Donate from 12noon to 1.45pm.  Take items for free from 2pm to 3 pm.   LCRN / NLWA Give and […]

Camden Give and Take Day – 11th Oct 15

Camden – Sunday 11th October 2015 – 12noon to 3pm Highgate Library Civic and Cultural Centre, Children’s Corner, Croftdown Road, London, NW5 1HB.  Donate from 12noon to 1.45pm.  Take items for free from 2pm to 3 pm. LCRN / NLWA […]

NLWA / LCRN Give and Take Days

This November 2015, the North London Waste Authority (NLWA), in partnership with the London Community Resource Network (LCRN), are delivering a series of re-use events in North London. This is part of NLWA’s waste prevention programme which promotes reduction and […]

A Day at Edible Gardens

  On Saturday 19th of September Londoners were able to take part in the annual Edible Gardens Open Day, part of the Urban Food Fortnight celebration of local food and sustainability. This year visitors could wander through over 45 gardens all […]

Interview with ACE

This week we met ACE, Action for Community and the Environment, at their office in London to find out about their work. Iyke Anyanwu, the founder of ACE and Jess Parrilla, currently an intern, gave us a bit of background […]

Real Nappies for London

Address: LCRN-RNfL, The Grayston Centre 28 Charles Square London N1 6HT Email: nappies@lcrn.org.uk Tel.: 020 7324 4709 Website: www.realnappiesforlondon.org.uk Description Real Nappies for London (RNfL) estimates that Londoners throw away around 200,000 tonnes of disposable nappies every year, costing London £20 million. […]

Kids Kitchen

Email: info@kidskitchen.org.uk Website: http://kidskitchenlondon.wixsite.com/kidskitchenlondon Description Inspiring adults and children of 5 and under to cook great food together: for health, community and the environment. “Adults and children working together to cook something from scratch: usually savoury, often lunch. There is always opportunity to get […]

London Bike Hub

Address: 18 Queens Avenue, Greenford, UB6 9BX Email: info@londonbikehub.com Tel: 07956490714 Website: www.londonbikehub.com Twitter: @Londonbikehub Facebook: www.facebook.com/londonbikehub Description London Bike Hub started in 2011 with a vision of embedding cycling into the community. We don’t just do cycle training and fix bikes; […]

London Bike Kitchen

Address: 28 Whitmore Road London N1 5QA Tel.:020 8127 3808 Website: www.lbk.org.uk Description The London Bike Kitchen is an open DIY workshop where you can work on your own bike instead of giving it to someone else. We’re actually more of […]


Address: 138-140 Cambridge Heath Rd London E1 5QJ Email: enquiries@bikeworks.org.uk Tel.: 0208 980 7998 Website: www.bikeworks.org.uk Description The founding partners developed Bikeworks because they saw the strong potential for cycling to make a positive difference to the lives of people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Interview With FareShare London

You may have seen their donation boxes at your local Tesco this summer. FareShare’s Neighbourhood Food Collection project incentivised people to donate 3.6 million meals to those in need over the past few months and although this is no small […]

Relief Driver Needed for London Green Cycling Club Charity Challenge

The London Green Cycling Club is attempting a 500k Charity Challenge over two stages of last year’s Tour de France route and ending as part of the Prudential 100 Ride London Event.   The Group are appealing urgently for a relief […]

Give and Take spring round (Waltham Forest residents)

It’s time for a spring clean-up! Are you a Waltham Forest looking to give all that clutter at home a fresh start? Look no further! For LCRN’s spring round of Give & Take events means you have a chance to do so and […]

Give and Take spring round (Islington residents)

It’s time for a spring clean-up! Are you an Islington resident looking to give all that clutter at home a fresh start? Look no further! For LCRN’s spring round of Give & Take events means you have a chance to do so and […]

Give and Take spring round (Barnet residents)

It’s time for a spring clean-up! Are you a Barnet resident looking to give all that clutter at home a fresh start? Look no further! For LCRN’s spring round of Give & Take events means you have a chance to do so and […]

OLIO, The Food Sharing Revolution

  Hi, I’m Saasha, the co-founder of OLIO, The Food Sharing Revolution.  As you’re probably aware, food waste is a massive problem on a global scale. Over 1/3 of food globally goes to waste, and in the UK households throw […]


  Email: saasha@OLIOex.com Tel: 07912 096 938 Website: www.OLIOex.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/OLIOex Twitter: @OLIO_ex Description OLIO is a free local app launching in London this summer.  OLIO enables neighbours to connect with each other and small businesses, market traders, etc to exchange […]

Give and Take spring round (Haringey residents)

It’s time for a spring clean-up! Are you a Haringey resident looking to give all that clutter at home a fresh start? Look no further! For LCRN’s spring round of Give & Take events means you have a chance to do so and […]

Give and Take spring round (Enfield residents)

It’s time for a spring clean-up! Are you an Enfield resident looking to give all that clutter at home a fresh start? Look no further! For LCRN’s spring round of Give & Take events means you have a chance to do so and […]

Give and Take spring round (Hackney residents)

It’s time for a spring clean-up! Are you a Hackney resident looking to give all that clutter at home a fresh start? Look no further! For LCRN’s spring round of Give & Take events means you have a chance to do […]

Give and Take spring round (Camden residents)

It’s time for a spring clean-up! Are you a Camden resident looking to give all that clutter at home a fresh start? Look no further! For LCRN’s spring round of Give & Take events means you have a chance to […]

Scrapstore Tooting Events at Wandsworth Fringe Festival

  6th May 2015 – Workshop – Paper Art – 11am-1pm* Meet Freyja Scrapstore Tooting’s demonstration leader and learn simple paper folding techniques to make beautiful butterflies, fans and rosettes.  Don’t bin those wrapping paper and wallpaper scraps – make […]

‘Spring Herbs – Medicinal Uses’ Workshop, Forest Farm Peace Garden

Where: Forest Farm Peace Garden, Hazelbrouck Gardens, IG6 2XL When: Sunday, 3rd May 2015, 11am – 4pm Cost: FREE A herb walk and herbal medicine workshop run by Forest Farm Peace Garden’s residential herbalist Debbie Syrett. Please contact Anna email: […]

Wildlife Workshop, Forest Farm Peace Garden

An interactive workshop for allotment holders and gardeners run by the charity ‘Froglife’. Where: Forest Farm Peace Garden, Hazelbrouck Gardens, IG6 2XL When: Saturday 25th April,  1-3pm Cost: FREE The workshop offers in-depth  discussion, tips and practical skills on how […]

Bikeworks receives funding to set up an inclusive All Ability Cycling Club at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Two wheels-loving Londoners, this spring you are in for a treat! Our member organisation Bikeworks was happy to bring word of a new All Ability Cycling Club they are going to set up thanks to the funding they have received […]

Two wheels to empower them all

For this issue’s Featured Member, LCRN slips into sleek cycling gear and puts on a helmet to embark on a thrilling ride to London Bike Kitchen (LBK), Jenni Gwiazdowski’s little bike workshop based in Hackney. Along the way, we hear all about […]

Give and Take Day (Southwark Residents)

Lent is here! It is time to honour the calendar and give up all those items you cannot wait to get rid of. The East Dulwich Community Centre Association and the Barry Area Residents Association are launching a Southwark re-use […]

North London Waste Prevention Exchange on Wednesday 11 March

Businesses and stakeholders within the London waste sector would do well to keep an eye on the calendar, as the North London Waste Authority (NLWA) have just brought word of their upcoming Waste Prevention Exchange conference! -When: Wednesday 11th March 2015, 9.30 am – 4 pm.  -Where: Inmarsat […]

Kids Cooking Session with Adults & Under 5s by the Kids Kitchen

Good tidings for London-based food lovers of all ages! Our member organisation Kids Kitchen seeks to inspire adults and children of 5 and under to cook great food together: for health, community and the environment. They have been running carer and child cookery […]

A haven for the creative of mind

In the first of a series of features about scrapstores in London, LCRN comes knocking on Work and Play Scrapstore’s doors. As this Wandsworth-based non-for-profit approaches its 30th anniversary, we learn of the challenges and the joys that come with saving […]

Painting the city green: WEN’s project ‘Gardens for Life’ set to create 15 new community gardens in Tower Hamlets by July 2015

“Gardens, scholars say, are the first sign of commitment to a community. When people plant corn they are saying, let’s stay here. And by their connection to the land, they are connected to one another”. Set to writing by garden […]

Give and Take Day (Hackney Residents)

-When: Sunday 1st March (1.00 to 4.00 pm) -Where: The Boiler House Community Space, George Downing Estate, Cazenove Road, London N16 6BE. Donate the items you don’t want from 1 pm – 2.45 pm Collect items you want for free, from 3.00 pm – […]

Give and Take Day (Enfield Residents)

-When: Sunday 22nd February (3.00 to 6.00 pm) -Where: Winchmore Hill Quakers,59 Church Hill, London N21 1LE. Donate the items you don’t want from 3 pm – 4.45 pm Collect items you want for free, from 5.00 pm – 6.00 pm  (first come, first served basis) Please […]

Give and Take Day (Barnet Residents)

-When: Saturday 21st February (12.00 to 3.00 pm) -Where: Barnet Multi Cultural Community Centre, Algernon Road, London NW4 3TA. Donate the items you don’t want from 12.00 pm – 1.45 pm Collect items you want for free, from 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm  (first come, first served […]

February, March and April Bike maintenance workshops in West London by London Bike Hub

Our member organisation London Bike Hub specialises itself in providing cycle training and bike maintenance training, as well as a wide range of community activities including running a weekly workshop to train people with learning difficulties bike maintenance skills. Towards […]

Changing the minds of Londoners, one nappy at a time

This week, LCRN sits to have a chat with Hilary Vick, founder of Nappy Ever After and green entrepreneur selected as one of the ten London Leaders for the 2015 Programme. We talk about her upcoming projects, the personal reasons that […]

Lottery-winning FRP project to create murals in East London with reused paint is ready to set off

Imagine a plan to prevent 7,000 litres of paint from going to landfill. Imagine all those resources being allocated free-of-charge to community groups across several London boroughs who could actually use it, saving them £36,000 in expenses and sparing the […]

Nappuccino Events (Bexley Residents)

Are you a Bexley resident with a baby under 18 months? Are you looking for information on real nappies but would like it in person, face to face with a real nappy advisor?  The Bexley Real Nappy Network  (BRNN) run nappuccino events every […]

Nappuccino Events (Hackney Residents)

Are you a Hackney resident with a baby under 18 months? Are you looking for information on real nappies but would like it in person, face to face with a real nappy advisor? Then you should keep an eye on the one-and-only Nappuccino […]

Nappuccino Events (Haringey Residents)

Are you a Haringey resident with a baby under 18 months? Are you looking for information on how to use, choose and wash your cloth nappies and would like to find out in person, face to face with a real nappy advisor? Then keep an eye […]

Nappuccino Events (Islington Residents)

Are you a Islington resident with a baby under 18 months? Are you looking for information on how to use, choose and wash your cloth nappies and would like to find out in person, face to face with a real nappy advisor? Then keep an eye […]

Nappuccino Events (Tower Hamlets Residents)

Are you a Tower Hamlets resident with a baby under 18 months? Are you looking for information on how to use, choose and wash your cloth nappies and would like to find out in person, face to face with a real nappy advisor? Then keep an […]

Free 2-day bike maintenance course for Kensington, Chelsea and Haringey residents and an all-women bike workshop during International Women’s Day

Kensington, Chelsea and Haringey two wheels loving residents are in for a special gift! London-based Bikeworks is launching ‘Recycle the way you travel’ a 100% free-of-charge 2-day course where participants get a free refurbished bike lovingly built by the company’s […]

£500 grants available for community gardens and food growing (Enfield Residents)

We have some very good tidings for all those green thumbs in Enfield! Enfield Council have just announced the launch of twelve £500 grants to community groups wishing to set up a community garden, grow their own food, organise cookery […]

A fresh start for all that clutter: Textiles and Furniture Upcycling Workshops in February and March by the Borough of Bexley

The Borough of Bexley is running a series of one off free workshops to inspire you to reuse items you have at home. Places are strictly limited for these workshops so book early! Textiles upcycling workshops Have an item of clothes you […]

Retailers Launch £700,000 Project Fund to Support Reuse and Recycling of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment

A project fund of £700,000 has been made available to support Local Authorities in their efforts to bolster reuse and recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). Provided by electrical retailers as part their obligations under the WEEE Regulations, […]

Give and Take Day (Islington Residents)

-When: Sunday 15th February (12.00 to 3 pm) -Where: Vibast Community Centre, 163 Old Street, London, EC1V 9NG. Donate the items you don’t want from 12.00 pm – 1.45 pm Collect items you want for free, from 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm  (first come, first […]

Give and Take Day (Waltham Forest Residents)

-When: Saturday 14th February (12.30 to 3.30 pm) -Where: St Edmund’s Church, Larkswood Road, London, E4 9DS. Donate the items you don’t want from 12.30 pm – 2.15 pm Collect items you want for free, from 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm  (first come, first served basis) Please note […]

Give and Take Day (Camden Residents)

-When: Saturday 31st January (11 am to 2 pm) -Where: Kentish Town Community Centre, 17 Busby Place, London, NW5 2SP. Donate the items you don’t want from 11.00 am – 12.45 pm. Collect items you want for free, from 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm  (first come, […]

Give and Take Day (Haringey Residents)

-When: Saturday 24th January (2.00 to 5 pm) -Where: Hornsey Vale Community Centre, 60 Mayfield Road, London, N8 9LP. Donate the items you don’t want from 2.00 pm – 3.45 pm Collect items you want for free, from 4.00 pm – 5.00 […]

FRP Shortlisted for the People’s Millions

London Community Resource Network member the Forest Recycling Project (FRP) is in the running for £50,000 of lottery funding – and need your vote to help them win!  FRP’s Colour The Capital project will feature on ITV’s People’s Millions during […]

Growing Health in Housing

Growing Health in Housing Conference When: Thursday 20 November 2014: 9:30am to 2pm Where: Southern Grove Community Centre, Mile End, London E3 4PX (Nearest station: Mile End) Capital Growth and Women’s Environmental Network are hosting ‘Growing Health in Housing’, an […]

Give and Take Day (Islington Residents)

When: Saturday 29th November (12.00 to 3.00 pm) Where: Aubert Court Community Centre, Avenell Road, London, N5 1BL Donate the items you don’t want from 12.00 pm – 1.45 pm Collect items you want for free, from 2.00 pm – […]

Give and Take Day (Camden Residents)

When: Sunday 23rd November (2.00 to 5.00 pm) Where: St James’ Church, 2 Sherriff Road, West Hampstead, NW6 2AP Donate the items you don’t want from 2.00 pm – 3.45 pm Collect items you want for free, from 4.00 pm […]

Give and Take Day (Barnet Residents)

When: Saturday 22nd November (12.00 to 3.00 pm) Where: Green Man Community Centre, Strawberry Vale, East Finchley, N2 9BA Donate the items you don’t want from 12.00 pm – 1.45 pm Collect items you want for free, from 2.00 pm […]

Give and Take Day (Hackney Residents)

When: Sunday 16th November (12.30 to 3.30 pm) Where: Kingsmead Community Centre, Kingsmead Way, Homerton, London, E9 5PP Donate the items you don’t want from 12.30 pm – 2.15 pm Collect items you want for free, from 2.30 pm – […]

Give and Take Day (Waltham Forest Residents)

When: Saturday 1st November (2.30 to 5.30 pm) at Harmony Hall, 10 Truro Road, London E17 7BY Donate the items you don’t want from 2.30pm – 4.15pm Collect items you want for free, from 4.30pm – 5.30pm  (first come, first […]

Give and Take Day (Enfield Residents)

When: Satuday 25th October (2.00pm – 5.00pm) at the St Mary Magdalene Church, Windmill Hill, London, EN2 7AJ Donate the items you don’t want from 2.00pm – 3.45pm Collect items you want for free, from 4.00pm – 5pm  (first come, […]

Give and Take Day (Haringey Residents)

When: 18th October 2014 at ReStore Community Projects, 18 Ashley Road, London N17 9LJ Donate the items you don’t want from 12pm to 1.45pm  Collect items you want for free, from 2pm till 3pm. (first come, first served basis) You […]

Green Fair: Haringey 40:20

LCRN and Real Nappies for London will be attending the Haringey 40:20 Green Fair running a Give & Take event and real nappy information stall. You can donate small items such as – books, dvds/cds, IT, small furniture, clothes/shoes, toys […]

Consultancy services – waste prevention programme

  The North London Waste Authority (NLWA) is running an extensive waste prevention programme focusing on food waste, furniture and textiles. They are seeking to appoint consultants to complement the work that NLWA delivers in 2014/15 and tenders are invited […]

Partners wanted for eco-diversity training scheme

ACE (Action for Community & Environment – charity number 1149290), are an LCRN member and in collaboration with WAMITAB (Waste Management Industry Training & Advisory Board) and Smart Development is delivering Eco-Diversity Training through Jobcentre Plus, an official industry recognised […]

Artist Required for School Art Installations

  Artist required – to produce seven art installations with local school children As part of the North London Waste Authority’s (NLWA’s) waste prevention programme for 2014-16 NLWA is seeking an artist to work with local schools to produce seven […]

Boris Johnson targets diesel drivers to cut air pollution

The Mayor of London has unveil details of a new “air quality manifesto” which will include plans to charge diesel car users an additional £10 to drive into the centre of the capital.  Giving a keynote speech at Mansion House, Boris […]

Powerday to boost RDF output with second MRF

London-based recycling company Powerday is set to ramp up its production of refuse-derived fuel with the development of its second materials recycling facility (MRF) in the capital. The construction waste recycling specialist, which already has a large materials recycling facility […]

Help run the library and save £100 on council tax

Hundreds of thousands of community volunteers should be rewarded with a discount worth more than £100 on their council tax bills, local authorities say. The Local Government Association will call on the three main political parties to commit to helping […]

Streets will be ‘dirtier’ under Harrow Borough Council proposals say opposition group

Harrow Borough Council’s Labour administration has announced it will cut the street cleaning budget by £172,000. The cut will mean crews will clean the borough’s streets in a zonal system, which will mean some roads will get cleaned more than […]

Circular economy funding programme calls for SMEs to get involved

Under a new WRAP-led programme, small businesses may be eligible for free support to explore commercial opportunities within the emerging circular economy. The REBus (Resource Efficient Business Models) programme, which is being led by WRAP, is seeking a select group […]

Department for Transport announces £500,000 boost to car sharing schemes

Car clubs are set to receive a £500,000 funding boost, Transport minister Baroness Kramer has announced. The funding will help to make more efficient use of the road and reduce transport related carbon emissions through support for two pilot car […]

Woodland Explorers in Holland Park

Woodland Explorers runs on the third Saturday of the month in Holland Park. It is a chance for children aged 5-10 to explore the wildlife area in the spring and summer. Visitors should meet at the Holland Park Ecology Centre […]

Penge Green Gym at Winsford Gardens

It is time to enjoy the summer while still keeping active and improving the general surroundings of Winsford Gardens in Penge. During the growing season we don’t undertake any big construction projects as it could disturb wildlife. But there are […]

Communities And Local Government Committee launches litter enquiry

The Communities and Local Government Committee (CLG) has launched an enquiry into littering and fly-tipping, claiming that despite campaigns aimed at changing the public’s behavior, litter has failed to be substantially reduced. Despite a collection of powers and responsibilities for […]

RE:LEAF Community Grant Scheme open for applications

London-based groups could be interested to know the RE:LEAF Community Grant Scheme is open for applications. The RE:LEAF Community Grant Scheme supports projects which promote or protect trees and woodlands and engage local communities. Rounds one and two of this […]

B. Johnson report card: could do better!

The London Assembly Environment Committee’s “report card” has awarded mayor Boris Johnson a 4/10 on his progress to reduce London’s carbon emissions and improve energy efficiency – a clear ‘could do more’. The committee expected the mayor’s RE:NEW programme for […]

HSE wants ‘compatible’ green waste bags

Councils should not mix and match green waste collections using bags if their refuse vehicles are only suitable for lifting wheeled bins, the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has suggested. The organisation warns that local authorities offering canvas bag collections […]

Heating scheme points to new north London EfW plant

The biggest signal yet that the North London Waste Authority will build a large new energy from waste plant at its existing Edmonton site came this week with proposals for district heating nearby. The Authority was in attendance at a […]

Introduction to keeping chickens

Eco Local is inviting anyone who is interested to learn the basics of keeping your own chickens. This includes: where and how to house them; daily maintenance; and what to feed them. Visitors will also have the chance to see […]

European Commission 30% efficiency target criticised by energy campaigners

The European Commission has proposed its new energy efficiency target of 30% for 2030. The Commission states the proposed target goes beyond the 25% energy savings target which would be required to achieve a 40% reduction of CO2 emissions by […]

Electronics repair charity powers up ‘citizen-led’ circular economy

Social enterprise The Restart Project will scale up its electronic repair activities by becoming a people-led platform for circular economy innovation. The London-based charity, which has only been in existence since 2012, has already helped divert 795kg of electronic waste […]

Re-use campaign targets five London boroughs

A promotional campaign to tackle waste by boosting the number of items donated for re-use in five London boroughs is being launched by the London Re-use Network (LRN). The LRN initiative will target nearly one million Londoners in Lambeth, Kensington […]

Wild about Weekends @ Camley Street Natural Park – Launch Event

Come and join us for an exciting day of activities to launch a programme of weekend events at Camley Street Natural Park, 12 Camley St, N1C 4PW on Saturday August 9 at 10.30am. Come get involved in: family pond dipping; […]

Government unveils food buying standard to help public sector cut waste

Central government will commit to buying locally-sourced food through a new food and drink buying standard, from 2017, which will aim to cut waste, according to newly-appointed environment secretary Liz Truss. In a joint statement with Truss, prime minister David […]

London mayor unveils Enfield district heating

An ambitious project to provide a district heating scheme in Lee Valley was launched by Enfield council and the Mayor of London at City Hall. Under the proposals, the “Lee Valley Heat Network” will see hot water piped from the […]

‘Box-ticking’ approach compromises sustainable business

Businesses are operating “on the border of compliancy” when it comes to sustainable business practice, with more than three quarters primarily concerned about their corporate image when introducing sustainability measures. That is according to a new survey by the British […]

Resource management industry urges government to investigate waste facility ‘infrastructure gap’

A resource management industry group has written to a number of ministers urging them to launch an investigation into tackling the UK’s waste facility “infrastructure gap”. The letter to ministers states that more than 17 million tonnes of mixed waste […]

Masterclass in homemade cosmetics

Made in Hackney is inviting residents and visitors from further afield to come on this homemade cosmetics Masterclass to learn the lost art of making low cost cosmetics that are pure enough to eat! Venue is the Food for all […]

Bat walk in Kensington Gardens

The Bat Walk is a chance to walk in Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park at night and see several different bat species – common pipistrelles, soprano pipistrelles, and noctules. Attendees will learn how they hunt and separate bat facts from […]

Government launches £20m Energy Reduction Fund for businesses

Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey has unveiled details of a new £20million fund to incentivise businesses, industry and other organisations to improve energy efficiency. Announced at the CBI’s Energy Conference, the Electricity Demand Reduction (EDR) auction will allow […]

SITA to develop Tilbury Port RDF facility

SITA UK has announced plans to develop a facility to produce refuse derived fuel (RDF) and solid recovered fuel (SRF) at Tilbury Docks in Essex for export abroad and domestic use. The announcement follows the firm’s acquisition of Tilbury-based industrial […]

GIB points to 2020 waste treatment capacity gap

The Green Investment Bank has reiterated its call for investment in waste treatment infrastructure in the UK, predicting the country is heading for a shortfall in treatment capacity of up to 7.7 million tonnes by 2020. According to the Bank, […]

Children’s holiday activities in Holland Park

Throughout the summer holidays (Monday-Friday) the Ecology Centre, next to Holland Park’s Adventure Playground and the Abbotsbury Road car park, runs a fun-filled environmental-themed programme of outdoor and creative activities for children. This year sessions include topics such as birds, […]

Textiles collected commingled in pioneering trial

Textiles could be collected commingled with other dry recyclables if a trial by Lewisham council proves successful. Under the scheme, launched in partnership with the council’s textile contractor LMB Textiles, survival bags are being delivered to households in the London […]

LWARB Efficiency Review Fund delivers savings for boroughs

The London Waste & Recycling Board has so far assisted 17 local authorities with its Efficiency Review Fund in the two years it has been operating. LWARB will offer repayable grants up to a cap of £30,000 to boroughs to […]

Cob Fire Bread Bake workshop

London sits on a bed of clay. It’s about 58 million years old and more than 200ft deep. “Isn’t it time we put this material to great urban use?” asks Linda Royles, founder and director of London’s leading earth building […]

Bloomin Southwark Workshop: Gardeners Question Time

Bloomin’ Southwark Workshop at Surrey Docks Farm, Rotherhithe Street, London SE16 5ET is inviting residents and friends to learn and share tips on dealing with pests and diseases at its Gardeners’ Question Time. The session starts on Sunday July 27 […]

Discover London Squares – free guided walk with Sustrans!

Classy but laid back, tranquil but bustling; each of London’s squares and public spaces has a rich story to tell that echoes the incredible diversity of the history of this great city. Substrain invites visitors to join a walk of […]

UK cities will exceed EU pollution limits until 2030

London, Birmingham and Leeds will all be in breach of safe nitrogen dioxide levels, according to Government figures. Air pollution levels in London, Birmingham, and Leeds will exceed European limits until at least 2030, newly-published figures show. In a case […]

Nordic Recycling sold to SITA UK

SITA UK has strengthened its activities in south east England with the acquisition of Essex-based commercial and industrial waste recycling specialist Nordic Recycling. The deal, which appears to have been completed under the radar earlier this year, sees one the […]

Mattress recycling in London gets £140,000 boost

Mattress recycling in London is set to get a boost after the London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) awarded around £140,000 in funding to two organisations in the capital. The money will be shared by London Re-use Limited and the […]

Create Your Own Job!

Recently graduated? In a job you know is not for you? Tired of applying for unpaid internships? Come to AltGen’s event to find out how you can collaborate with others to create your dream job! AltGen invites you to an […]

Food waste deal will power 20 M&S stores

Marks & Spencer has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to buy back renewable energy generated from its own food waste. The deal will see M&S purchase around 30,000MWh per year from facilities where its food waste is processed via […]

Bury considers three-weekly collection switch

Bury council in Greater Manchester could become the first local authority in England to collect residual waste once every three weeks. And the move will risk a backlash from Communities secretaruy Eric Pickles. The council, which estimates it recycled around […]

Identifying Non-Native Invasive Plants

FSC London is inviting visitors to learn about non-native invasive species including the well-known Japanese knotweed, as well as its less familiar relatives. Other plant groups of concern, including invasive water plants, will also be covered. The course will explore […]

Levi’s NFL stadium sets benchmark in water conservation

A Levi’s stadium set to open next month in California as the new home of the San Francisco 49ers American Football team will run on recycled water, as part of a quest to become the greenest stadium in the country. […]

Waste4Fuel served with Environment Agency enforcement notice

The Environment Agency has served an enforcement notice against Kent-based RDF firm Waste4Fuel, to prevent more waste from being delivered to its site in Orpington. As a result of the notice, anyone depositing waste at the site will be committing […]

Bushcraft Survival Skills Course

Book your child on this exciting holiday course and join the fantastic team from Ember Survival to learn some fundamental bushcraft skills this summer! Bushcraft is all about learning to use the natural resources we all have around us to […]

Masterclass: wheat and gluten-free baking

Jayne Totty of Supernourished leads this masterclass in all things delicious, baked and wheat/gluten free. On Saturday 26th July at noon the programme starts and will include information about gluten/wheat free flours and how to use them. Visitors will have […]

Thames Estuary airport wildlife move ‘would cost £2bn’

Experts predict it could cost up to £2billion to provide alternative habitats for wildlife if a proposed Thames Estuary airport is built. An estuary airport on the Isle of Grain has been proposed by London mayor Boris Johnson. The report […]

Manufacturers slam ‘piecemeal’ UK resources policy

The UK’s resource policy has been driven by legislation on municipal waste and landfill rather than resource efficiency, which has led to a “somewhat piecemeal and short-lived policy focus”, according to the UK manufacturers’ organisation, EEF. In a report EEF […]

Impact of austerity on waste services under scrutiny

The impact of budget cuts and austerity measures on local authority waste services will form the basis of a study announced by the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) and consultancy Ricardo-AEA. A reduction in local authority funding since the […]

Man of the people

Darren Taylor, managing director of ECO-Communities, explains to LCRN’s Paul Braithwaite why he is a very successful businessman running a social enterprise company which helps the poor and the digitally excluded, to a better life.   It is said that […]

A Walk in the Park – Lungs of London!

The Royal Parks Foundation charity is inviting Londoners to take a walk through Kensington Gardens to find out about the rich variety of tree life from common natives to unusual exotics introduced over the centuries. These trees support an abundance […]

Sims’ WEEE withdrawal prompts target concerns

Concerns have been raised over the UK’s ability to meet collection targets for waste electrical goods, in light of recycling firm Sims Recycling Solutions’ pending withdrawal from the market. The company announced last week it is to restructure a large […]

Uncertainty ‘damaging’ UK solar industry, businesses warn PM

More than 150 businesses have called for prime minister David Cameron to support the UK solar industry in a letter to Downing Street. The letter, signed by a coalition of 150 businesses including brands such as IKEA, KYOCERA, Interface and […]

Scottish businesses save £100m on water bills

The benefits of a competitive water market have been made clear in Scotland, with more than £100million cut from the water bills of businesses and public sector organisations since competition was introduced in 2008. New figures released by Scottish water […]

Defra cautious over cost of EU resource proposals

Defra has sounded a note of caution over circular economy plans outlined by the EU Commission, stating that the proposals could be costly for businesses, householders and councils. Proposals adopted by the Commission this morning include an increased target to […]

DCLG minister slams green waste charges

DCLG minister Brandon Lewis has criticised South Gloucestershire council for using residents as cash cows, after the local authority introduced a charge for green waste collections in March 2014. Speaking in the House of Commons, the MP for Great Yarmouth […]

EU Commission adopts 70% recycling plan

The European Commission has formally adopted proposals for the future of waste and recycling targets within Europe, as part of measures towards achieving a circular economy. Key among the proposals is an increased target for Member States to recycle or […]

Waste experts line up to rubbish Pickles’ weekly collections

Waste industry experts have lined up to rubbish the proposed government attempt to bring back weekly landfill bin (disposal) collections should the Tories be returned in the next general election. A story in the Sunday Telegraph (June 29) says local […]

London Waste And Recycling Board Funds

London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) has an investment fund to distribute over four years, comprising of money from government (the Department for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs, DEFRA) to improve waste management in the capital. LWARB prepares a […]

Waste Prevention Loan Fund (WPLF)

The Waste Prevention Loan Fund (WPLF) is funded and administered by the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP). Its initial mission, and the focus of its first three-year business plan, was to create new markets for the additional materials which […]

Innovation In Waste Prevention Fund

The Innovation in Waste Prevention Fund is a grant scheme which is funded by Defra and managed on its behalf by the Waste and Resource Action Programme (WRAP). Part of Defra’s Waste Prevention Programme for England, the grant scheme aims […]

Energy Globe Awards Competition

The Energy Globe Awards are an international competition which seeks to recognise and reward organisations that have developed and implemented environmental projects that make economical use of resources and employ alternative energy sources. The aim of the awards is to promote […]

Get out and get dirty at Grow Mayow Community Garden

Get into the garden and let your kids grow this summer with arts and crafts and nature activities at Grow Mayow Community Garden. Explore the garden and the animals that live all around us. Bring a picnic. Buy a plant. […]

Castlehaven Park open evening

Castlehaven Park has funding to develop and improve the park. The aim of the event is to look at plans and discuss them. The event is open to everyone. If you are looking for a growing project to get involved […]

Sky Ride – Bring A Baguette! (Celebrating the Tour de France coming to London)

To celebrate the Tour de France coming through London on Monday July 7, we are running a “Bring A Baguette” ride on Sunday July 6. Riders should meet at Camden Sq, NW1 9XA, then ride a steady, quiet route through […]

Environment Agency prepares stance on TEEP and commingling

Draft guidance on compliance with the separate collection requirements under the Waste (England and Wales) Regulations, which come into effect from January 2015, has been circulated by the Environment Agency. A briefing note, which is being drawn up by the Agency […]

‘This Is Your River’ – KS2 river education week at The Museum of London Docklands

Thames21 and the Museum of London Docklands are excited to announce its partnership ‘This Is Your River” education week for primary schools. The programme starts on Tuesday July 8 at 10am and finishes on Friday July 11 at 2.30pm. The […]

Summer Swish in Poplar

Residents of Poplar and the surrounding districts are invited to join the Communities and Neighbourhoods Team at the refurbished Brownfield Community Cabin in Poplar – St Leonard’s Road, E14 0QU – for an afternoon of clothes swapping! The Summer Swish […]

Resource management industry calls for gov’t to show ‘leadership’ on waste policy

England will risk missing its 2020 EU recycling target if government fails to show clear leadership on waste policy, industry leaders have warned. Eco Plastics founder Jonathan Short, SITA UK chief executive David Palmer-Jones and Viridor director of external affairs […]

Bournemouth offers business food waste service

Additional weekly food waste collections are to be rolled out by Bournemouth borough council from next month with the launch of a new commercial service for businesses. Businesses in the Dorset coastal town will benefit from the opt-in service from […]

Transport for London tackles waste and carbon with tap water

A new joint initiative between Transport for London and Thames Water to provide access to free drinking water on London’s transport network is designed to help the city cut carbon and cut waste. The first installation, serving Hammersmith Bus Station […]

Date labels cost UK ‘billions’ in food waste

An estimated two million tonnes of avoidable household food waste was produced in the UK in 2012 as it could not be used in time by consumers, according to a report by WRAP. And, almost half of this food waste […]

WRAP chairman Peter Stone to step down

Restructuring at the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) is to continue, after the organisation announced it is seeking a new chairman, with current chair Peter Stone to retire. The resource efficiency body is in the process of setting itself […]

Wildlife photography workshop in Islington

Ecology Centre Open Door is inviting budding photographers in Islington to come and pick up some great tips from renowed wildlife photographer David Cottridge (www.cottridge.com). Beginners are welcome. Please bring your own camera. The event is suitable for adults and older […]

The Urban Outdoor Festival in Camden

All local residents and visitors are welcome to The Urban Outdoor Festival in Camden Town. Vivienne Westwood’s Climate Revolution has partnered with Camden Council, Thames 21, Farm the City, EJF and Clean Air Quality to organise The Urban Outdoor Festival […]

Moths and butterflies in Bushy Park

Moths and butterflies is a one day event, led by Tim Freed, a professional lepidopterist, which takes place on Saturday July 5 in Bushy Park. The day begins at 9.30am and finishes at 4pm. Meet at the Stockyard, Bushy Park, TW12 […]

Havering waste vehicles to be fitted with cyclist warning display

Refuse and recycling vehicles in Havering are to be fitted with a new cyclist warning system, to help prevent fatalities on the road involving cyclists and large vehicles. From autumn 2014, all waste vehicles in the London borough of Havering […]

GIB backs £2m investment in SME energy saving fund

The Green Investment Bank has announced a £2million investment to help SMEs make improvements in energy efficiency. The investment – £1m of which comes from private equity firm SI Capital – will go towards ReEnergise Finance’s Smart Energy Finance vehicle […]

Wandsworth warns residents: don’t pay the cowboys to dump waste

Wandsworth council is urging its residents to reject cold callers who knock on doors and offer a cheap deal to take away their rubbish. The pro-active message is designed to prevent a rash of flytipping on street corners caused by […]

Castle Point BC sticks with comingling

Castle Point borough council in Essex has assessed the potential impacts of collecting paper, glass, metals and plastics separately, concluding that doing so would not be “technically, environmentally and economically practicable” (TEEP). And, as a result of this independent TEEP […]

Sainsbury’s powers supermarket by food waste

Sainsbury’s in Cannock will be the UK’s first supermarket to run on electricity generated solely from food waste. The supermarket giant has partnered with leading waste management firm Biffa to convert food waste from Sainsbury’s stores across the UK into […]

Carrot-and-stick approach ‘could boost recycling’

Giving the public a greater incentive to recycle could help to push the UK towards a higher recycling rate, panellists at the CIWM & ESA conference agreed recently. A panel of six politicians and industry experts debated issues around waste […]

Ealing councillor deplores cuts amid recycling challenge

The importance of local authority communication schemes in tackling flatlining recycling rates and boosting reuse was highlighted by speakers at the CIWM & ESA conference in London. Bassam Mahfouz, Ealing council’s cabinet member for environment and transport, told the conference […]

Wembley riverside clean up

Volunteers are invited to join in a clean up near Wembley at St David’s Close Playing Fields. Help to improve the area by removing fly tipped rubbish along the pathway. Also some volunteers will get the chance to go into […]

Clissold Park in the dark

Come on a twilight bat walk and learn about owls and bats, using detectors to uncover Clissold Park’s secret night time world. Clissold Park  is at Stoke Newington Church Street N16 9 HJ . The walk which starts on Thursday […]

A walk on the wild side

This is great chance to have a private tour of the various habitats on Hampstead Heath. There is some amazing wildlife on the heath and visitors could see snakes or kingsfishers. The walks are run by the RSPB, which is running […]

Southwark book initiative helps educate Tanzanian kids

As part of Recycling Week, Southwark Council and its recycling and waste partner Veolia introduced Read International book bins at the Ayslebury Estate Housing Office in Walworth and JMB Leathermarket Housing Office in Bermondsey. Residents were encouraged to donate unwanted […]

Waste sector needs notice on targets, experts warn

The waste industry would need up to five years’ notice in order to prepare for the introduction of landfill bans, the chief executive of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) has suggested. Giving evidence in front of an Environmental […]

Wine and Water Lilies in Hyde Park

Join the Royal Parks Foundation for an evening of relaxation in the private grounds of the Isis Education Centre. In this hidden oasis in Hyde Park you’ll be surrounded by beautiful flower borders, have your own sun terrace and access […]

Harvest Mob @ Keats Community Organics

Keats Community Organics is a new, 5-acre, organically certified urban farm in South London. The farm will be offering the community fresh organic produce, workshops, training and allotment spaces. Our mission is to create a more resilient local food system for […]

Clean up event and Fun Day at Daubeney Fields

Daubeney Fields User Group is organising a clean-up event which will coincide with a park Fun Day. The event will take place on Saturday June 21. Visitors will be encouraged to help with a litter-pick in the skate park and […]

Inspiration from Croydon’s environmental fair

Croydon’s annual environmental fair welcomes visitors who, it is hoped, will get inspiration for a greener lifestyle. Meet the environmental groups from around the borough. The fair starts at 10am on Saturday June 21 and finishes at 4pm at North […]

North London Waste Plan consultation resumes

Planning authorities in North London are seeking potential sites for waste facilities, as part of a 15-year waste management strategy across seven boroughs in the capital. Landowners, agents, and waste companies have been asked to nominate areas which could be […]

Householders urged to recycle during World Cup

WRAP, The Waste & Resources Action Programme, hopes to encourage consumers to cut waste and recycle more during the 2014 World Cup, with a range of promotional resources for councils and businesses now available. World Cup 2014 kicks off in […]

Sainsbury’s partners with Google for new food waste-reduction app

Grocery retail giant Sainsbury’s has teamed up with Google to launch a new mobile and online tool the supermarket giant hopes will help to reduce food waste in households across Britain. Sainsbury’s Food Rescue fuses mobile voice recognition technology with […]

Stickyboard offer for crowdfunding investors

Stickyboard is offering crowdfunders who invest £750 in its social enterprise that amount of work on a new website for their organisation. Stickyboard, which is the current featured member, is an innovative social enterprise which builds websites for local organisations […]

Earthscan Expert book series

Earthscan’s Expert book series provides clear, practical information for people who want to work with environmentally-friendly low-carbon technologies. From specific handbooks to more general guides, each highly-illustrated title is essential reading for professionals keen to expand their skills base and […]

Paper cup collection scheme unveiled

Two waste firms have joined forces to create a new waste paper collection scheme, directly targeting waste coffee and tea cups. Australian waste company Closed Loop Environmental Solutions and Simply Waste will launch Simply Cups from August 1, a collection […]

Arts and culture industry reaps benefits of sustainable business

The business benefits of being environmentally friendly have been made clear in the creative and cultural sector, with a new industry report revealing a significant financial boost for firms that have put sustainability in the spotlight. The report, released this […]

EU papers point to 70% by 2030 recycling target

The European Commission looks set to press ahead with plans to lay a 70% by 2030 recycling target alongside a landfill ban on recyclable waste from 2025, under proposals to be put forward later this month. A draft version of […]

Shanks installs baler to boost RDF production

Shanks is to produce an additional 30,000 tonnes of refuse-derived fuel (RDF) a year, following the installation of a new baler at its Jenkins Lane facility in East London. The baler is the first phase of a development programme to […]

Hampshire reviews future of HWRC network

A consultation to decide the future of the 24 household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) in Hampshire has been launched by the county council. The review will look at the number, location and usage of HWRCs, with the purpose of cutting […]

Cleaning up St Andrews Church and Hammerton Hall

Join the small residents group which is trying to make the St Andrews church and Hammerton Hall site in Lambeth secure, clean and tidy. During two weekends we will be clearing rubbish and shrubs from the site, fixing broken fencing […]

Invest 5p bag levy in recycling campaign, recycler urges

Revenue from the proposed 5p plastic carrier bag levy in England should be re-invested into a public awareness campaign to boost recycling rates across the UK, according to re-processor ECO Plastics. The call comes as the coalition government’s plans to […]

Councils propose ‘radical’ joint waste service

Four district and borough councils could team up to share waste services, in what has been called the most “radical joint working approach in local government today”. In a 2020 Vision for Joint Working report, Cotswold district council, Forest of […]

London Food Link Good Food Soirée

Join London Food Link for an informal evening of celebration, news and the opportunity to meet those involved at the heart of the sustainable food movement in the capital. London Food Link is an active network of organisations and individuals working […]

Agrivert and Grundon open £11m Surrey AD facility

Calls for a landfill ban on food waste amid the tough climate for financing large scale anaerobic digestion (AD) projects were raised at the official opening of Agrivert’s £11million West London AD facility. Situated at Trumps Farm near Chertsey in […]

Design your Website Brief

Echo is inviting charities and social enterprises which are thinking of building a website or need to revamp a current site and are not sure where to start to its next workshop. Design Your Website Brief starts at 6pm and runs […]

Call for PEEL People’s Cup entries

LCRN member organisations are invited to enter a team for the Peel People’s Cup, an award which is run by the Chartered Institution of Waste Management. The PEEL People’s Cup recognises excellence in the operating team of a licensed/permitted waste […]

Boris Johnson puts food waste in the spotlight for London’s hospitality businesses

London mayor Boris Johnson is urging restaurants, pubs and hotels across the capital to sign up to a new scheme that could significantly reduce food waste, saving thousands of pounds in the process. The Food Save scheme, which launched last […]

Viridor awarded Kent dry recycling contract

Viridor has been awarded a two-year contract to process and sell dry recyclable material from Kent county council, the waste management firm has announced. Beginning this month, the contract also has the option of a one-year extension and will see […]

SITA chief calls for focus on flatlining recycling

The head of one of the UK’s largest waste management firms, SITA UK, has said the continued debate over collection systems is distracting from the issue of flatlining recycling rates in England. David Palmer-Jones, ceo of SITA UK, said he […]

Overcapacity in waste treatment by 2018, warns report

The UK could reach a situation of overcapacity in waste treatment  by 2018/19, according to a new report from Eunomia. The Sixth Issue of Eunomia’s Residual Waste Infrastructure Review shows 5.7 million tonnes per year (tpa) of residual treatment capacity […]

Paper Round secures WRAP funding

Recycling pioneer Paper Round has secured funding from WRAP to work with 70 public sector organisations including local authority offices, schools, hospitals and colleges, to help them divert food waste from landfill. The funding provides all organisations which sign up to […]

Hackney Cycling Conference

Hackney Cycling Conference will take place on June 6 at the Hackney Picture House, Mare Street, Hackney E8 1HE. The major funding committed for London highlights a growing political will for ambitious and innovative approaches to improve the public realm […]

Summer wildflower and folklore walk in Holland Park

The Friends of Holland Park are inviting visitors to learn how to recognise different species of wildflowers and discover more about the forgotten uses of our native flora in an evening walk around Holland Park. The walk starts at 6.30pm […]

Tree Walk Crouch End Festival

Haringey Tree Wardens hold tree-related events every month in different parts of the borough. On Sunday June 8 between 3pm and 4pm, the wardens will offer an opportunity to discover more about local street trees. The party will walk along […]

Skip Garden Feast

Global Generation invites visitors to join in celebrating its organisation’s first decade in The Skip Garden. Our month of celebrations begins with a bountiful banquet of 10 dishes, hosted by our young people. Global Generation is dedicated to giving young […]

Schools to take plastic waste ideas to Westminster

Pupils from schools across England will present ideas on reducing plastic waste to politicians, scientists, and industry representatives at an event in Westminster next month to mark European Green Week. Hosted by the waste education community interest company Wastebuster, the […]

Councils reminded of court risk over TEEP

Local authorities have been reminded they face a risk of legal action over their decisions regarding separate collections of recyclables and TEEP. The risks facing council were raised in an online session organised to promote the launch of the “Waste […]

WRAP launches new tool to tackle food waste

Businesses across the country now have access to the world’s first guidance document which outlines how to design effective food waste prevention programmes based on proven experiences across the globe. The new tool – Think.Eat.Save Guidance Version 1.0 – has […]

WRAP launches £800,000 waste prevention fund

The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has launched a new £800,000 fund to help business partnerships bring about “innovative” waste prevention projects. Grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 are being offered to business partnerships that seek to support local-level […]

Fall in green waste hinders recycling progress

A fall in the amount of green waste collected in England between July and September 2013 has sparked a decline in the overall recycling rate compared with the same quarter in the previous year, provisional figures suggest. Published by the […]

Tesco reveals annual food waste figures

Tesco has revealed that 56,580 tonnes of food were wasted in its stores and distribution centres in the UK in 2013/14. This represents less than 1% of the number of food products sold in Tesco stores across the year but […]

EU moves to scrap ‘best before’ labels in bid to cut food waste

A group of European Union states, led by the Netherlands and Sweden, are calling on the European Commission to scrap ‘best before’ labels on a host of long-life products in a bid to cut food waste. The proposal, backed by […]

Call for views and information: Food waste management in London (London Assembly Environment Committee)

The London Assembly’s Environment Committee is seeking to investigate the management of London’s food waste, with a focus on recycling and processing. I am writing on behalf of the Committee to request your help with this investigation. Letter & questions: […]

Amphibian Antics in the Wildlife area of Holland Park

Amphibian Antics is an amphibian-focused drop-in event. It takes place in the Wildlife area of Holland Park, which is located at the north end of the park. The event takes place on Saturday June 7 from 2pm until 6pm. The Wildlife […]

Introduction to wild flowers in Bushy Park

FSC London is inviting Londoners to an informal, beginners’ guide to flowering plants in Bushy Park, one of London’s Royal Parks. The event takes place on Saturday June 7. It starts at 9.30am and finishes at 4pm. Meet at The […]

Community clean up with Wonderful Woolwich

The Wonderful Woolwich team will be meeting for their 2nd community cleanup on Saturday June 7. In May the group cleaned up along Belson Road, Kingsman Street, St Mary Street, Greenlaw Street, Sunbury Street, Lamport Close & Lord Warwick Street […]

MRF operators notified of new Code obligations

Operators of Materials Recycling Facilities (MRFs) have been notified by the Environment Agency of new sampling and reporting obligations that will apply under forthcoming Code of Practice. A letter from the Agency explains it will need to be informed of […]

Aberdeen seeks to treble kerbside recycling capacity

Kerbside recycling capacity for residents in Aberdeen could treble alongside a reduction in residual waste bin capacity under plans approved by the city council’s housing and environment committee. Under the proposed new service, a 240-litre wheeled bin for fully-commingled kerbside […]

Stickyboard community noticeboard for every postcode

You may not know this but there is a community noticeboard for every postcode across the country. The project was the brainchild of Tom Sweetman of Stickyboard (near right) , which is four years old this month. Tom was courting his girlfriend […]

Katharine Hamnett campaigns for ban on herbicides in parks

Fashion designer Katharine Hamnett has started a one-woman campaign to ban herbicides from Britain’s parks as she says eating a picnic has become akin to drinking the chemical straight from a bottle. Hamnett, who was awarded a CBE in 2011 […]

Foraging Walk in Gillespie Park

Take a wild food walk through Gillespie Park with John Rensten, the urban forager, spotting edible and medicinal species on the way. Places are limited; to book call 020 7527 4374 or email ecologycentre@islington.gov.uk The Foraging Walk starts at 10:30, Sunday […]

LGA says councils should get 40% of material value

Reforming the PRN system to directly provide funding to local authorities would incentivise packaging recycling, according to the Local Government Association (LGA). In its submission to an inquiry by the Commons’ Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee into waste management […]

Fossil fuels report sparks calls for more home-grown energy  

The UK will have run out of oil, coal and gas in just over five years’ time, scientists have warned. According to a new report by the Global Sustainability Institute (GSI), the country had 5.2 years of oil, 4.5 years […]

Food Labelling Community Awareness Brunch – Acton

Best Before Project has joined forces with the Tatami Restaurant (www.tatami-acton.co.uk) and would like to invite you all to our eat-as-much-as-you-like Food Labelling Community Awareness Brunch. A variety of dishes – prepared specially for the occasion by the restaurant’s chefs […]

People’s Kitchen Dalston

Address : 1 Richmond Rd Dalston London E8 4AA E-mail : d.latto@yahoo.com Tel.: 078 2869 1416 Website : www.thepeopleskitchendalston.blogspot.co.uk Description : Collect food waste/surplus from local grocers, take it back to our venue at Passing Clouds every Sunday and cook delicious meals […]


Address : Sabichi House, 5 Wadsworth Road Perivale, Middlesex UB6 7JD Email : chris.baker@terracycle.com Tel : 07540109045 Website : www.terracycle.co.uk Description : TerraCycle is a private U.S. small business headquartered in Trenton, New Jersey. It makes consumer products from pre-consumer […]

Coca-Cola and McDonald’s sign up to litter prevention pledge

Fast food giants McDonald’s and KFC, along with Coca-Cola Enterprises and Wrigley, have signed up to a litter prevention commitment organised by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.  Keep Britain Tidy launched its Litter Prevention Commitment at a Tidy Britain All […]

Entries are invited for The Energy Awards

The Energy Awards put your energy efficiency projects in the spotlight. The Energy Awards give companies the recognition they deserve for their intelligent use of energy. So whether you are an end user, broker, supplier or any company focused on increasing […]

Love Your Clothes theme goes back to school

WRAP’s Love Your Clothes theme packs – Back to School – is now available for download from the WRAP partners site, http://partners.wrap.org.uk/. This theme focuses on school clothing. As all families know, this can be a major expense for households […]

Do you need volunteers?

Friends Life employees are offering their services to local schools, charities or community organisations for a day this June, whether it’s painting, gardening, ground clearance or tidying (to name just a few possibilities), its teams are keen to help out […]

Free community space available!

Looking for a meeting room or somewhere to run sessions? Peabody has kindly offered community space for small groups to use. If you are interested, email Martin O’Donnell (martin.o’donnell@peabody.org.uk) and he will be able to provide more information.    

Introducing Edukit, helping to raise attainment of young people

  EduKit is an innovative service that brings together schools and youth projects. They raise attainment levels of disadvantaged students by identifying suitable programmes being run by charities and social enterprises that can meet their needs. Many schools do not […]

Centre for Social Justice Awards 2014 – win £10,000!

  Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) Awards are given to community-based charities and voluntary groups that are preventing poverty or helping people and families caught in damaging situations to turn their lives around. We want to celebrate and award some […]

Deutsche Bank Small Grants Fund

  Deutsche Bank and The London Community Foundation are pleased to announce a small grants fund for 2014. If you are a local voluntary or community group and you need funding for a project focusing on young people aged 11-18, […]

Comic Relief Local Communities Programme

  The Comic Relief Local Communities programme aims to empower local people, enabling them to create lasting change in their communities. Projects should be run by local people directly affected by the issues they are dealing with and priority will […]

Living Cities Community Fund

  The Living Cities Community Fund, founded by Grosvenor, for the benefit of communities in south Westminster, has been launched. The aim of the fund is to see the lives of people living and working in the south Westminster area […]

Developing mission critical business skills

  Anglia Ruskin University is offering a Value Engineering Postgraduate Certificate for distance learning. If you want to gain the maximum value and efficiency from your project then this course is the answer. You will learn how Value Engineering provides […]

PET tray recycling guidance in development

Guidelines aimed at boosting the recycling of plastic PET trays are to be drawn up by Plastic Recyclers Europe (EuPR), the organisation has announced. According to the continental recycling body – whose members make up around 80% of the plastics […]

Defra defends waste priorities and plastic bag levy

Government is reducing its waste and recycling activities in 2014 in order to focus on negotiating EU waste agreements as these are “likely to be a priority”, it says. And, the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) […]

GIB invests £7.5m in London AD plant

The Green Investment Bank is to provide £7.5 million funding towards a proposed anaerobic digestion (AD) and green waste composting facility in North London. The investment in the £15 million organics recycling facility is being made through one of the […]

Circular economy ‘failing’ to place value on energy recovery

The emerging circular economy agenda is overlooking the valuable role energy-from-waste (EfW) can play, a leading industry academic has warned. Professor Chris Coggins, an independent consultant, argues that the founding principles of a circular economy can be equally applied to […]

Heathrow bids to tunnel M25 under third runway

Heathrow would tunnel a 14-lane stretch of the M25 underneath a new third runway in an attempt to make its expansion plans work, the airport has announced. It unveiled a revised £15.6billion plan for Britain’s biggest airport on the deadline […]

Healthcare sector engagement on recycling ‘key’

Increased staff engagement in the healthcare sector is key to improving waste and recycling practices within hospitals and other healthcare premises, according to the head of waste management firm Bywaters. Speaking at the firm’s Innovation in Healthcare Waste Management seminar […]

Renewable energy employs 6.5m worldwide, report finds

The increasingly important role that renewable energy plays in job creation and economic growth has been further highlighted by a new report which reveals that 6.5 million people were employed in the industry last year. The report by the International […]

Washing-up liquid bottle made from ocean plastic aims to clean up seas

The world’s first washing-up liquid bottle made from reclaimed ocean plastic is to go on sale in UK supermarkets later this month. The green cleaning brand Ecover will use the launch of its new Ocean Bottle washing-up liquid to highlight […]

Higher recycling targets package ‘out in June’

A package of measures which will have a big impact on the future of waste management and recycling in the UK is to be published next month, Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik has confirmed. Precise details of the proposals are still […]

Government confirms controversial solar subsidy review

Climate Change minister Greg Barker has stated that a public consultation proposing changes to financial support for the large-scale solar industry ‘will be issued shortly’. Responding to widespread concerns about government’s plans to review the large-scale solar industry, Barker told […]

Old Tidemill Weekly Wildlife Gym and Community Cooking with Grow Wild

Join in with the weekly wildlife gardening and food growing activities at Old Tidemill Wildlife Garden in Deptford. Improve your fitness, enjoy spending time outside and make new friends. Sessions are free and no experience is needed. Activities will be […]

Streetbank Gig and Fundraiser

Londoners are invited to a night of explosive beats, mischief and revelry to help raise key funds for Streetbank, at The Forge, 3-7 Delancy Street NW1 7NL. The music starts at 7.30pm on Saturday May 10 and goes on until […]

Norse takes control of 19 HWRCs in Norfolk

Norse Commercial Services has taken control of operations at all 19 household waste recycling centres in Norfolk in a move that has seen the council turn away from private sector procurements. Part of the Norse Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of […]

Caterpillar: UK must embrace remanufacture to be circular economy contender

British companies will struggle to compete in an emerging circular economy unless quality and regulatory issues surrounding product remanufacture are properly addressed, Caterpillar has warned. The machinery firm is a world leader in remanufacture, which it defines as “the process […]

Business in the Environment event

ACE (Action for Community and Environment) and BEN TV have come together with the Resource Forum at an event in central London to launch an action programme on a number of topics. Launch Workshop Agenda will discuss: • Training, Qualifications […]

Webinar to help Londoners keep warm and healthy

LVSC is offering a free webinar, aimed at health professionals and frontline workers from; voluntary and community sector organisations; housing associations and local authorities on the subject of spiralling energy bills and ill health and helping Londoners keep warm and […]

May 17 – Give and Take Day in City of London

Give and Take events are an opportunity for City residents to have a clear-out and make sure unwanted items are reused, recycled or disposed of responsibly while also supporting the local community. The next Give and Take Day will be […]

Compost bin offer for Southwark residents

This week is compost awareness week and to celebrate Southwark council has teamed up with Getcomposting.com to offer residents a great deal. Veolia the recycling and waste partner of Southwark Council is encouraging more residents to get composting with a […]

Firm gains from green credentials

Green Light North London is a service to assist businesses to improve environmental performance and competitiveness by becoming more resource efficient and gaining green credentials as well as ensuring significant financial savings in North London. Green Light North London can […]

UK energy too cheap, says Newcastle Uni study

Government must urgently establish a strategic authority to oversee the future growth of Britain’s ageing energy infrastructure. In a study, academics at Newcastle University challenge the government’s market-based approach, saying the £100billion needed to secure energy security is not being […]

Croydon collection crew crowned winners at letsrecycle.com awards

Three London organisations were crowned Champions of Excellence in Waste Management and Recycling at the annual letsrecycle.com awards. A Croydon crew won the Collection Crew of the Year Award, sponsored by Geesinknorba. The crew, Nic Chappell, Lewis Elvin and Dave […]

Tesco turns to sea and rail to cut emissions

Tesco has slashed its freight transport emissions by 14% during the past two years, off the back of a 50% reduction achieved between 2006 and 2012. The retail giant has announced it had cut more than eight million miles from […]

Report reveals ‘policy blackhole’ on energy efficient goods

Government is being urged to incentivise consumers by introducing a scrappage scheme for energy-wasting domestic appliances after a new report identified a significant overspend on energy-inefficient appliances. The report, commissioned by environmental charity Global Action Plan (GAP) and produced by […]

Green Deal Home Improvement Fund launched to incentivise homeowners

Government is set to breathe new life into its ailing Green Deal with the launch of a new Home Improvement Fund which will offer thousands of pounds to homeowners implementing energy efficiency improvements. From June, householders in England and Wales […]

May 10 – Lewisham mosaic sculpture workshop

Residents of Lewisham and surrounding boroughs are being urged to get creative and join in with making mosaic sculptures out of recycled materials. The sculptures will be exhibited in the Wildlife Garden. Workshops will be lead by artist Aliyah Owen […]

VAT exemption ‘selling point’ for council services

The exemption of council-run commercial waste collection services from VAT is a useful selling point, according to updated guidance from the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP). The government-backed organisation reminds councils of the advantage of not having to levy […]

Hull gasification plant plans steps nearer!

Plans to build a 200,000 tonnes-per-year capacity gasification plant in Hull have taken steps forward, after key contractors were lined up to deliver the facility ahead of a 2017 target date. The company behind the facility, Energy Works has announced […]

REA report: renewable energy market set for £64bn boost

Almost £30billion of private sector investment has been ploughed into the renewable energy industry since 2010, delivering 4.2% of UK energy and sustaining more than 100,000 jobs in 2013 alone. These are some of the key findings of a new […]

EU approves €280m plus for new environment and climate projects

The European Commission has approved £232million (€282.6million) of funding for 225 new projects under the LIFE+ programme, the European Union’s environment fund. The projects selected were submitted by beneficiaries in all 28 member states and cover actions in the fields […]

Thief who stole electric bike calls owner for help recharging it

When an electric bike gets stolen, this is pretty much the best outcome you could hope for. Ben Jaconelli left his electric GoCycle locked up on an East London street, only to find 20 minutes later that it was not […]

Sign the Social Fund e-petition now!

Helen Middleton, marketing development manager of the Furniture Re-use Network, is asking all in the recycling and re-use sector to sign her e-petition about retaining the Local Welfare Assistance Fund. You will find the petition here Helen adds that  The […]

Whey to go!

LCRN, London’s leading waste prevention charity, has had an unusual request from FoodSave, part of Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming. Needless to say,  LCRN thrives on unusual requests so we pass it on to our members who, […]

May 31 – Eating For Optimum Health Masterclass

Want to feel vibrant, light and energetic this Summer? Then this masterclass is for you. Summer is the time when our energy expands to its maximum potential. It’s time to enjoy the seeds planted in spring and the visions and […]

Gwynedd approves switch to three-weekly collection

Gwynedd council in North West Wales is to switch to collecting residual waste from households every three weeks, under plans approved by its cabinet at a meeting yesterday (April 29). The Plaid Cymru-led council claims the change from fortnightly waste […]

Spring fair at Surrey Docks Farm

Surrey Docks Farm is holding its Spring Fair on May 10 from 11am until 4pm. Entry is free as usual. Visitors will  be treated to demonstrations of sheep shearing, wool spinning and green wood working. Children can bounce on the […]

British Gas orders 100 electric vans after trial

The UK’s largest electric commercial vehicle trial has reached a successful conclusion, with British Gas committing to take on 100 all-electric Nissan vans permanently. Following a six-month nationwide pilot which launched last November, British Gas has placed an immediate order […]

Dawn Chorus Bird Walk in Holland Park

The Friends of Holland Park invite adults to a Dawn Chorus Bird Walk. The walk starts at 5am (yes, 5am) on Saturday May 10 and finishes a couple of hours later. Early spring is an excellent time to experience the […]

Green Party Euro campaign ‘looks beyond recycling’

The Green Party has called for zero waste to landfill and less reliance on biomass at the launch of its European elections campaign. The party officially launched its manifesto for the upcoming elections, to be held on May 22, as […]

Hospitality industry urged to focus on recycling food waste

Hospitality businesses across the UK are set to spend an extra £32m sending food waste to landfill this year. A new report, from food waste recycler ReFood claims that, while achieving zero food waste to landfill remains a big challenge, […]

LCRN Volunteer fundraising manager

Want to develop your fundraising skills and learn about fundraising in the environmental sector? LCRN are currently looking for volunteer fundraisers to help us: identify novel sources of funding, including crowdfunding and corporate engagement; build relationships with donors; develop new […]

Free compost, advice and a goodie bag!

London Waste is holding an event to celebrate Compost Week at the Alara Compost Hub on Camley Street, N1C 4PF. which starts at noon on Friday May 9 and finishes at 3pm. EcoPark staff will be on hand to give […]

MRF quality sampling and cost details outlined

Operators of Materials Recycling Facilities (MRFs) will have to pay £2,240 for the cost associated with policing the new MRF quality regulations, under plans unveiled by the Environment Agency. From October, all MRFs in England and Wales processing more than […]

Mayor to become London’s smallest electricity supplier

London is to become the UK’s first public authority to receive a new type of “junior” electricity licence that will enable mayor Boris Johnson to buy power from small generators and sell on to public bodies. Under the licence, the […]

Minister praises Dagenham recycling investment

TEG Group’s 49,000 tonne-a-year capacity green and food waste treatment facility has been officially opened by business secretary Vince Cable in Dagenham. Part of the London Sustainable Industries Park, the facility, which includes an in-vessel composting (IVC) and the capital’s […]

Government backs eight new renewable energy projects

The UK government has announced it will financially support eight renewable energy projects which could generate enough electricity to power more than three million homes. Once built, all eight projects, of which five are offshore wind farms and three biomass projects, […]

LBK celebrates its 2nd birthday

London Bike Kitchen is having a bash to celebrate its second birthday. The action takes place on Saturday April 26 at The Rhythm Factory, 16-18 Whitechapel Road, E1 1EW, with live bands, headlined by Scrotum Clamp, a rad raffle (no, we do […]

Calling all Hounslow groups

Action Acton is offering a  free half day training course on consortium development. The workshop is aimed at local groups in Hounslow. Consortium Development to secure funding will take place on April 29 between 10am and 1pm at Action Acton, 93a […]

Introduction to Sustainable Waste Management

Keep Britain Tidy is to offer a course called an Introduction to Sustainable Waste Management. The course will consider what waste is and its impact. It will then look at how to reduce residual waste through recycling, reuse and waste […]

Collection efforts follow London Marathon

Some 50,000 discarded plastic water bottles were collected during the London Marathon (Sunday April 13), with almost two tonnes to be sent for recycling by Westminster city council. Special recycling bins were situated along the route of the 26.2 mile […]

BIS outlines criteria for WEEE compliance fee

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has published a set of criteria for organisations looking to submit a proposal for a compliance fee under the revised WEEE regulations. The regulations, which came into effect in January, establish mandatory collection […]

Small firms set to benefit from packaging regime changes?

Small firms could benefit from a change in packaging regulations, according to Defra. Sarah Wooler, Defra packaging specialist , speaking to an open conference of the Advisory Committee on Packaging in London, told the audience the department, as part of its […]

Europe passes historic law: big corporations must report on sustainability

A new law will require Europe’s biggest companies to include sustainability factors as part of their annual financial report. In a 599-55 vote, the European Parliament passed the law, which applies to publicly-traded companies with more than 500 employees. They […]

New Executive Director announced for Thames Estuary Partnership

Pat Fitzsimons has been appointed as the new executive director for the Thames Estuary Partnership (TEP). She has started her new role this month and takes over from outgoing executive director Jill Goddard, who is retiring this year. Pat has […]

The Science and Practice of Successful Vegetable Gardening – Intensive Weekend Course

Have you been wanting to improve your gardening skills? Stepney City Farm is offering the Science and Practice of Successful Vegetable Gardening as an intensive weekend course, to give you all of the skills you need to grow vegetables successfully. […]

Growing Your Social Enterprise

Are you: – a business with a social or environmental purpose at its heart which has a social and/or environmental mission written into its constitutional documents; – financially self-sustaining, or at least have solid plans for achieving financial sustainability in […]

Southwark school dinners get recycled!

Southwark Council’s recycling and waste partner Veolia is on a mission to get as many Southwark schools as possible, to recycle their food waste. This productive scheme will help the environment by ensuring that food waste is not sent to […]

Inspire, Motivate & Engage (IME) Funding

Gift in kind funding for charities and other not-for-profit organisations in the UK to access online charity training courses provided by IME. Type: Charities, voluntary organisations and non profit organisations Location: United Kingdom Deadline(s): Applications will be accepted until the […]

Greenwich Pride Grant

Small grants to local voluntary and charitable organisations, schools, residents and businesses for projects that improve the local environment within the London borough of Greenwich. Type: Any local resident, school, business or organisation Location: Within the London Borough of Greenwich […]

GLE oneLondon Croydon Growing Business Loans

Loan finance is available to growing businesses in Croydon that have had requests for funding turned down by mainstream lenders. Type: Businesses trading for a minimum of 12 months recognised as a small and medium-sized enterprise Location: Croydon Deadline(s): Applications […]

GLE oneLondon Business Growth Loans

Loan finance is available to entrepreneurs and small businesses in London that have had requests for funding turned down by mainstream lenders. Type: Growing businesses Location: Bexley, Croydon, Lambeth and South Westminster Deadline(s): Applications may be submitted at any time […]


Non-repayable micro-credit capital grants to help UK-based entrepreneurs turn an idea into a new business and to enable existing small businesses to purchase equipment to help take their enterprise to the next level. Type: Entrepreneurs looking to start a new […]

Enfield Residents Priority Fund

Grants are available in Enfield for projects that address the Council’s Strategic Objectives of: fairness for all; growth and sustainability; and strong communities. Type: Legally constituted groups and organisations Location: Enfield Borough Deadline(s): Applications may be submitted at any time […]

Energy Efficiency Financing Scheme

Funding for UK businesses to invest in cost effective energy efficiency equipment and other low carbon technologies, such as new efficient lighting and biomass heating. Type: The scheme is available to all kinds of businesses and organisations, from sole traders […]

Creative Employment Programme (England)

Grants are available for employers in England who create new apprenticeship and internship job opportunities for young unemployed people aged 16-24 who wish to pursue a career in the arts and cultural sector. Type: Organisations operating in England’s arts and […]

Put reuse before recycling, says Green Party

Recycling should be the last resort and throwing things away should never happen, senior Green Party politician Will Duckworth has told delegates at letsrecycle.com’s Zero Waste Awards recognition luncheon. Speaking at the event in Coventry, Cllr Duckworth, who is deputy […]

Connection Vouchers

Funding for small and medium businesses in Belfast, Salford, Portsmouth, Cardiff, Derby, Bristol, Edinburgh, Newport, London and Manchester to help them connect to better quality, high speed broadband. Type: Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) Location: Belfast, Salford, Portsmouth, Cardiff, Derby, […]

Church and Community Fund

Funding is available to support community projects run by bodies associated with the Church of England. Type: Church of England parish church or a charity or organisation working in partnership with the Church of England Location: England Deadline(s): The upcoming […]

Barking and Dagenham Business Awards

The Barking and Dagenham Business Awards aim to recognise those businesses that have contributed to the success of the local economy and ensured it is a thriving business community. Type: The Barking and Dagenham Business Awards aim to recognise those […]

Sainsbury’s unveils recycling bins for Easter egg packaging

Retail giant Sainsbury’s has launched a scheme to let customers recycle their Easter egg packaging, in a bid to divert household waste away from landfill. The supermarket chain will be the first retailer in the UK to unveil a specially […]

British Airways gives green light to use waste for jet fuel

British Airways has announced it will start producing jet fuel made from waste destined for landfill in order to reduce its carbon emissions. The airline is partnering with US bio-energy firm Solena Fuels to create the world’s first facility in […]

Special report from West Africa – witnessing the birth of community recycling in The Gambia

Since 1997, Isatou Ceesay and the Gambia Women’s Initiative has been working with women in four communities across the tiny west African state of The Gambia to address not only the environmental impact of unregulated waste disposal but also to […]

Eco invests to tackle odours at composting site

Organics recycling firm Eco Sustainable Solutions has invested £1million in its Parley site in a bid to eliminate obnoxious odours following complaints from local residents and a warning from the Environment Agency. The Dorset-based composter has received numerous complaints regarding […]

‘Water Shares’ will create mutual responsibility to preserve water, says ICE

Introducing a new “Water Shares” system, which would see all water abstractors own a share in their local water catchment, could create a sense of “mutual responsibility” to preserve water supply, according to the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). ICE […]

BMRA: licensing delays hurting scrap industry

More than a third of scrap metal firms are still awaiting a formal licence to trade under the new scrap licensing regime because of delays at local authority level, the body representing the UK’s metals recycling industry has claimed. The […]

Technology upgrades top priority for energy managers, report finds

Almost 80% of energy managers will focus on technology upgrades or replacement in the next 12 months to drive energy efficiency throughout their organisations, according to new research. These are the findings of a new report by environmental publishing website […]

AD capacity may surpass food waste volumes

A new regional report, published by bioeconomy consultancy NNFCC, predicts 5.5million tonnes of waste food would be needed if all small and large-scale anaerobic digestion facilities currently under development were to become operational by 2017. However, a report published by […]

‘Significant gaps’ in regional waste infrastructure, study finds

There are significant capacity gaps in regional infrastructure, in England, to treat valuable materials which arise as wastes, a new report commissioned by waste management company Veolia Environnement has found. The report is entitled Waste Infrastructure Requirements for England. Veolia […]

Charity Commission to launch updated version of online register

The Charity Commission is to launch an updated version of its online register of charities, including redesigned graphics and extra information on charities, such as whether they are members of the Fundraising Standards Board. The regulator has not given an […]

Biochar development offers environmental ‘triple-win’

The development of biochar, a process of turning biomass into a form of charcoal, is set to help tackle carbon emissions, generate environmentally-friendly energy and enhance soil fertility, says the European Commission. Through a process of pyrolysis, or high temperature […]

Bromley seeking injunction over Waste4Fuel site

Bromley borough council is seeking a county court injunction to stop waste being stored by Kent RDF firm Waste4Fuel beyond the boundary of its Orpington waste transfer site. The council claims waste is being dumped illegally at more than a […]

Largest life-cycle assessment database launched for UK construction industry

The largest online life-cycle assessment (LCA) database has been launched to help built environment professions make better decisions on the materials they use and their impact on the environment. Using the data, built environment professionals will be able to make […]

LCRN goes international!

Mike Webster, LCRN’s operations manager, is visiting the Gambia on holiday but, true to his principles on waste prevention, the rest of us were sure he would not go there without looking around for stories. Here is one he tweeted […]

Food skills can change lives…

By Paul Braithwaite   Legendary Hackney chef, Parkholme Supper Club’s, Alicia Weston has been hosting a series of four Food Skills lessons, in partnership with LCRN, for people on benefits and for those who need coaching on how to produce […]

Eating For Optimum Health Spring Masterclass

Want to feel vibrant, light and energetic? Then this Eating For Optimum Health Spring Masterclass is for you. Spring is the time for growth, change and expansion. But expansion is not possible without an internal de-cluttering, making space for new […]

Free garden workshops – Let’s get sowing and growing

Lewisham residents are being offered two separate informal Let’s get sowing and growing! gardening courses.  Both courses are on Saturday April 12. The first takes place at Frendsbury Community Garden, Frensbury Road, Brockley SE4 2LB  from 10am until noon and […]

Bird Watching in Bushy Park

Bushy Park is a great location to spot resident and migrant birds in spring. This training course, created by FSC London, is designed to help beginners to observe and identify birds and those with more experience to brush up their […]

Supermarkets should pick food banks over AD, say peers

Supermarkets should redistribute unsold food to food banks rather than sending it to be recycled via anaerobic digestion (AD), a House of Lords committee has said. A report published by the House of Lords European Union Committee, entitled Counting the […]

Reduce London’s flood risk by ‘reviving rivers’ says Environment Committee

The London Assembly Environment Committee has called for more impetus on sustainable drainage and river restoration to reduce flood risk. The committee says focusing on these initiatives will create space for flood waters to be held higher in the river […]

EU glass recycling rate stays at 70%

Average glass recycling rates across the European Union remained at 70% in 2012, with the UK behind at 61%, according to the latest figures from the European Container Glass Federation (FEVE). The figures from FEVE – the trade association for […]

B&Q reduces polystyrene packaging with new ‘teabag technology’

B&Q is harnessing teabag technology to help increase peat-free gardening products and remove 15 million polystyrene trays from a range of plant products. From this month, B&Q will replace all polystyrene packaging across its range of bedding plants with a […]

UK Green Investment Bank invests £51m in energy-from-waste project

The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) is investing £51million in a proposed new energy-from-waste plant in Kings Lynn, Norfolk. The new facility, the Willows Power & Recycling Centre, will provide a long-term waste treatment solution for Norfolk County Council. It […]

Coca-Cola highlights recycling ‘scepticism’

Many householders “do not have an accurate understanding” of recycling, or are sceptical of what happens to their waste after it is collected, a study commissioned by Coca-Cola Enterprises has claimed. The study, which was carried out by the University […]

Ealing Council launches recycling reward programme

Ealing Council has partnered with Greenreedem, a subsidiary of waste management firm Grundon, to introduce a recycling rewards programme for its residents. The scheme from Greenredeem will allow 130,000 households in the west London borough to earn points for recycling […]

Wasteaid wants information on projects

Simon Penny of Wasteaid has started to put together a free online database of waste and development projects, and will slowly add to them as he receives more information. He would like members to send him web links to any […]

Furniture with a future

by Richard Featherstone, development manager of London Re-use Ltd and life president of the Furniture Re-use Network.   From now on it’s not about more of the same styles wherever you go. London Re-use Network has a number of re-use […]

Trustees needed for The London Bike Kitchen

After two years of running the London Bike Kitchen as a small start up, it’s time to start sharing responsibilities with a brains trust. I am putting out the call for a board of directors. There are nine positions available: […]

Launch of LCRN’s 2014 Member Survey – “The State of Community Resource in London”.

LCRN will soon be launching its annual member survey for 2014. This year, the aim of the survey is to use the results to collate and showcase the collective impact of the community resource sector in London. The survey will […]

Call to join the Thames Estuary Partnership

The river Thames is an integral part of London’s history and future. The river, and its historical role in transport, commerce and sanitation, has been fundamental to London’s growth, and its emergence as a leading global city. The Thames continues […]

Why are clothes so important when it comes to building a sustainable culture?

by Andrea Speranza, head of education at Traid.   The importance of clothes transcends cultures, time and geographies. No matter whether we are talking about the present or Victorian times: what we wear on our bodies has meaning. Our clothes indicate […]

I know someone who wants unwanted food…

by Paul Braithwaite.   I am particularly pleased about the WRAP story where six trial projects saw 5.5tonnes of unwanted food diverted from the waste stream and sent to charities and food banks. My immediate question was: Why has it […]

Renewable electricity generation up 28% in the UK

Renewable electricity generation increased by 28% in 2013 to 52.8 terawatt-hours (TWh), up from the 41.3 TWh recorded in 2012, according to official figures. Statistics released by the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC), show offshore and onshore wind, […]

EFRA select committee to inquire into waste management

An inquiry is being launched into waste management in England and the impact of Defra’s decision to take a step back on activities in the sector, the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) select committee has announced. The EFRA select […]

Storing Energy By Rail?

A new way of storing energy could soon take off – energy-storage-by-rail, developed by Advanced Rail Energy Storage North America. The first project is set for Nevada which would help stabilise the regional power grid so it can handle more […]

Contamination of source-separated business recyclate ‘generally low’

Contamination levels for source-separated municipal and business recyclate in the UK are “generally low”, according to new research. The findings were published in a study entitled Contamination in source-separated municipal and business recyclate in the UK 2013, which was launched […]

WRAP looks at redistribution to tackle food waste

Research conducted by WRAP via six trial projects for the Food Connection Programme report, saw 5.5 tonnes of unwanted food diverted from the waste stream and sent to charities and food banks. The report, which was published last week, looked […]

LGA urges retailers to expand take-back services to prevent waste

The Local Government Association is urging retailers to expand or introduce take-back services for unwanted goods to divert them away from landfill and encourage reuse. Its views come in a new report called Routes to reuse: Maximising value from reused […]

Councils spending £3.9bn on household waste collection, study finds

Local authorities in England spent £3.9billion managing household waste collections in 2012/13, according to new research. A study by the Audit Commission called Local authority waste management found that in 2012/13 authorities spent 3% of their total revenue (£3.9billion) managing 23million […]

Countrystyle wins £3m WLWA contract

Countrystyle Recycling has won a two-year contract to handle up to 60,000tonnes of organic waste from West London Waste Authority (WLWA). The contract, which is worth an estimated £3million with an option to extend a further two years, will see […]

MPs call for boost to awareness of remanufacturing

Calls to remove regulatory barriers and raise awareness of remanufacturing have been welcomed by MPs, following the publication of a report by the All-Party Parliamentary Sustainable Resource Group (APSRG). Remanufacturing towards a resource efficient economy warns the UK is failing […]

Mixed response for Osborne’s landfill tax plans

George Osborne’s Budget has received a mixed reaction from the waste and recycling industry, with views divided on the announcement that landfill tax is to increase in line with the retail price index from April next year. The chancellor announced […]

Compost drop

There will be a compost drop (15 tonnes) at Highgate Newton Community Centre, 25 Bertram Street N19 5DQ People are invited to come and collect some compost on Saturday March 29 between 8.30 and 10.30. Bring gloves, bags shovels. I […]

EU recycled 42% of municipal waste in 2012

Around 42% of municipal waste treated by the member states of the European Union was recycled or composted in 2012, data published by the European Commission has revealed. This means the UK is performing above average in Europe at 46% […]

Waste and social care: Making the link between re-use and welfare

by Richard Featherstone, development manager of London Re-use Ltd and life president of the Furniture Re-use Network.   I’ve recently returned from the FRN (Furniture Re-Use Network) conference in Nottingham. A key issue was the pending demise of the Social […]

Norfolk hotel saves more than £16K by reducing waste with help from WRAP

A Norfolk hotel has saved more than £16,000 by reducing food and packaging waste with help from WRAP. Strattons Hotel, in Swaffham, achieved a recycling rate of 98%. In the past 12 months it has saved £16,000 by reducing its […]

Norfolk begins installing energy recovery equipment at landfills

Norfolk County Council has begun installing micro-generation energy systems to recover methane gas at two of its disused landfill sites, as part of the Environment Agency’s Assessing, Capturing and Utilising Methane from Expired and Non-operational landfills (ACUMEN) project. Part-funded by […]

EU stalls policy package on 2030 climate action

The EU has decided to put off making a decision on the region’s 2030 climate and energy policy package until October, angering environmental groups. Leaders of member states convened in Brussels this week to discuss a 2030 40% carbon emissions […]

Nestlé commits to 40% water reduction across EU operations

Nestlé has committed to reducing water consumption by 40% across its European production sites by 2020, compared with 2010 levels. The Swiss food giant also announced it has reduced the water used in its European operations by 36% during the […]

New doggy bags scheme launched to help cut restaurant food waste

Restaurant diners in Scotland are being urged to ask for a doggy bag so they can take their leftovers home and cut food waste. Zero Waste Scotland is launching a Good to Go initiative, claiming the equivalent of one in […]

Jones takes on the Daily Mail on recycling and wins!

A senior consultant at Eunomia, the research and consulting firm, has forced the Daily Mail newspaper, the Daily Telegraph and Daily Express to retract articles on recycling. Peter Jones wrote to the Press Complaints Commission after he realised the Daily […]

London air quality survey

In recent years, a number of studies have established the link between poor air quality and health in urban areas. Road, air and rail transport, shipping, domestic, commercial heating, industry and power generation all generate polluting emissions; while natural sources […]

LCRN calls for gov’t to back Green Alliance landfill ban

A clever government would listen to the Green Alliance when it calls for the ban on landfill for wood, textiles, WEEE, wood waste and plastics, warns Mike Webster, operations manager of leading London landfill prevention charity, LCRN. “And the chance […]

Asian, British, Polish, African and whatever you’re bringing to the pot…

Please join us for the first of a series of spring wild food walks and feasts to celebrate the rejuvenation of the Elam Street space, orchestrated by Embrace, the launch of the Street Food book and the beginning of spring. […]

Outdoor Learning and School Gardening Conference

Calling all school staff and community gardeners. This is a new event, a fantastic day of workshops, designed by experts in their field, around the topic of outdoor learning and food growing in schools. Trainers include Tom Moggach, author of […]

Balfour Beatty to recycle materials from soon-to-be demolished flats

Engineering and construction group Balfour Beatty has announced plans to recycle materials from flats in Manchester, which will be demolished by the end of April. The construction group has already started work to demolish the last tower block on the […]

Defra calls for evidence on RDF market

Defra has issued a call for evidence on the refuse derived fuel (RDF) market in England in order to “fill the gaps” in its evidence base. It is calling on those working in, or with, the energy-from-waste (EfW) industry to […]

Environmental taxes could add €35bn to EU revenue by 2016

Around €35billion (£29billion) of additional revenue could be raised by introducing or extending environmental taxes across 12 European Union Member States, new research suggests. The EU study identified the potential for environmental fiscal reform (EFR) in Austria, Hungary, Italy, Belgium, […]

IHG reduces water and carbon ‘per occupied hotel room’

Global hotel franchise InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) reduced its carbon footprint and water consumption per occupied room in 2013, largely because of more hotels signing up to the company’s online “green” engagement system. The company reported a 2.4% reduction in […]

More than two thirds of sustainability professionals ‘satisfied in their roles’

New figures show that 70.1% of environment and sustainability professionals are satisfied with their chosen role, with six in 10 receiving a pay rise during 2013. The Institute for Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) published the findings from its latest […]

WRAP-led feasibility studies unveiled to tackle food waste through social innovation

A coalition of food waste charities, waste prevention organisations and academia across Europe have launched feasibility studies, which will be led by WRAP, to tackle food waste through social innovation. The European food waste prevention project is called FUSIONS (Food […]

Traid talks: Economics for Transition

‘Never has there been a more important time for a new approach to economics’. In the first of a series of TRAID Talks, the textiles recycling charity opens up debate on the urgent need for a radical rethink of our economic […]

Merton Business Loans Fund

The Merton Business Loans Fund is partly financed through the Regional Growth Fund and the London Borough of Merton. The Fund is delivered on behalf of the council by leading business finance and support organisation the Greater London Enterprise. The […]

Wandsworth Business Loans Fund

The Wandsworth Business Loans Fund is provided with a £400,000 investment from Wandsworth Council, matched by GLE oneLondon. Loans of up to £22,000 are available. The fund aims to support viable local businesses which have had difficulty securing the finance […]

Deadline approaching for Primary Spaces Fund

The Primary Spaces fund will provide outdoor multi-activity areas which can be used both within the curriculum and out of school hours. In addition, staff and volunteers will receive information on how best to use the new facilities. The fund […]

Our Big Gig 2014 launched

Our Big Gig is an annual event that brings communities together to improve community cohesion and inspire people to take part in music making opportunities in their local area. The event is funded by the Department for Communities and Local […]

Postcode Lottery Green Challenge – 2014 Round Open

The Postcode Lottery Green Challenge is a contest which rewards inventions that successfully combine sustainability, entrepreneurship and creativity. The jury looks for products and services that contribute to an eco-friendly lifestyle, directly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and score highly on […]

Walmart’s WAVE Truck Starts Testing

WAVE – Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience – has  begun formal testing. The first truck to be built from carbon fiber, it is 20% more aerodynamic than current trucks and its micro-turbine hybrid powertrain can run on a variety of fuels. […]

DCLG defends weekly waste collection support

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has responded defiantly to claims it has failed in its bid to reinstate weekly waste collections among English councils. An article in the Daily Mail newspaper published yesterday (March 10) claimed the […]

Audi’s traffic light technology could cut CO2 emissions by 15%

Car manufacturer Audi has developed a new online traffic light information system which could save up to 900 million litres of fuel and cut CO2 emissions by 15%, the company says. The technology links to Audi’s “in-car internet” and establishes […]

Know how to fix your bike!

The London Bike Kitchen is offering cyclists the chance to learn how to maintain their bikes in two, three-hour evening course which takes place on Tuesday March 25 and Wednesday March 26 between 6pm and 9pm. Cost of the course […]

EU to reduce plastic bag use by 80% for 2019

Members states of the European Union (EU) will have to reduce the amount of plastic bags consumed by 80% by 2019, according to a draft amendment to the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive backed by the European Committee on the […]

Ready for the Big Dig?

On Saturday March 22, head along to your local capital growth community food growing space and lend a hand for Big Dig Day! The Big Dig is a volunteering event designed to encourage local people to get down to their […]

Fresh air and exercise for Kensington and Chelsea residents

Groundwork London and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea are inviting local residents to become part of Taskforce 4 Nature, offering opportunities for volunteers to get involved in practical activities to help improve Holland Park’s open spaces for wildlife. […]

Charities and academics get it together!

Creating Connections 7 is inviting charities, social enterprises and statutory organisations which are  interested in working collaboratively with academics and researchers from University College London to come to one of its regular networking events.   The latest event, which starts […]

Bloomin’ Southwark Workshop – Balcony, windowbox and windowsill growing at Surrey Docks Farm

Southwark residents can learn how to grow their favourite plants in the city even in the smallest and most difficult of spaces at a workshop at Surrey Docks Farm, Rotherhithe Street, SE1. They will learn simple techniques to guarantee success; get […]

Transforming the Hogsmill River

Volunteers can play their part in transforming the Hogsmill River at the Kingston University Knights Park campus (KT1 2QJ). Together with workers from The South East Rivers Trust, we will be constructing natural riverbank/wetland areas to increase habitat provision and […]

Jaguar Land Rover sets out community welfare strategy

Jaguar Land Rover has announced it aims to create “opportunities for 12 million people around the world” by 2020 with a range of humanitarian, conservation, environmental and educational initiatives. Under the motor manufacturer’s Environmental Innovation Strategy, the company says it […]

Peers call for minister to oversee multi-billion pound waste resources

A minister in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills should take a leading role in overseeing waste policies and be a “waste champion”, according to a report by the House Of Lords Science and Technology Committee. In the report […]

Nottingham City Council to set up energy firm to rival big six

The UK’s first council-run energy company will be set up next year by Nottingham City Council. According to media reports, Nottingham City Council said it will set up the £1m project to do battle with the big six energy firms. […]

Council route map on TEEP expected next month

A route map to help local authorities comply with the TEEP requirements set out in the Waste Framework Directive is on track for publication next month, according to a working group led by WRAP and LWARB. The route map is […]

Paint reuse network celebrates 20 years of making Britain brighter

In its 20th anniversary year householders, traders and paint manufacturers donated 410,148 litres of leftover paint to Community RePaint schemes, which then distributed 245,463 litres to community groups and individuals, saving 638tonnes of CO2. Groups from across the country seized […]

Keep Britain Tidy launches first waste and managing resources report

Keep Britain Tidy has launched No Time to Waste, the charity’s first discussion paper focusing on ending waste and managing resources within environmental limits. Keep Britain Tidy is best known for its work on litter. However, since its merger with […]

DABD branches out into re-use

DABD (UK) is branching out into re-use. The Barking and Dagenham-based London charity works with and supports people who may face barriers in life, including disability (physical and sensory), unemployment, poor health and lack of training. The project, which will […]

Youth & Education Coordinator

Organisation: Vauxhall City Farm Salary: £18,000 – £20,000 dependent on experience Location: Vauxhall, London Hours: Full Time Position type: Paid Contract: Permanent Closing date: Mon 17 March 14 Website: vauxhallcityfarm.org Contact name: Jenny Hickman Contact email: jenny.hickman@vauxhallcityfarm.org This is an ideal opportunity […]

Business Development & Marketing Director

Organisation: Temple Group Salary: £90,000 – £120,000 + bonus & benefits Location: London Hours: Full Time Position type: Paid Contract: Permanent Closing date: Fri 14 March 14 Website: www.templegroup.co.uk Contact email: recruitment@templegroup.co.uk Business Development & Marketing Director Salary: £90,000 – £120,000 plus […]

Talking about food waste by not talking about food waste

In March, LCRN, with Hackney chef Alicia Weston, and hosted by the Shoreditch Trust, will be running 4 sessions for individuals receiving income related benefits. One of the key outcomes we’ll be looking at is how this changes attitudes and […]

Kentish Town Gardening Club

Everyone, novice gardeners, intermediates or experts are invited to go along to the regular monthly Gardening Club meeting at Montpelier Gardens in Kentish Town. The session starts at 10am on Saturday March 1. The gardens are tucked away behind a […]

Tenders invited – NLWA intensive educational programme

The North London Waste Authority (NLWA) is seeking to appoint consultants to complement the waste prevention work that NLWA will deliver in 2014/15 and tenders are invited for the provision of an intensive educational programme in 14 primary schools in […]

Serco awarded £40m Havering collection contract

Services firm Serco has been awarded a contract worth in the region of £40 million to manage household waste and recycling services in the London Borough of Havering. The seven-year deal is scheduled to start on August 1. There is […]

Inquiry launched to boost urban recycling rate

Keep Britain Tidy is to carry out a nationwide inquiry to find out why urban recycling rates remain comparatively low, on behalf of waste contractor SITA UK. Starting next week, the charity, which is part-funded by Defra, will consult members […]

Essex to procure short-term RDF contracts

Essex county council will next month begin procuring up to five contracts to sell around 180,000 tonnes per year of refuse derived fuel produced at the mechanical biological treatment (MBT) plant currently under construction in Basildon. The contracts, which are […]

Food skills for food poverty

LCRN, in association with a professional chef from the Parkholme Supper Club and hosted by the Shoreditch Trust, is holding four food skills sessions during March. These are targeted at those in food poverty and referrals of those on income-related […]

Kentish Town Gardening Club

Everyone, novice gardeners, intermediates or experts are invited to go along to the regular monthly Gardening Club meeting at Montpelier Gardens in Kentish Town. The session starts at 10am on Saturday March 1. The gardens are tucked away behind a […]

Hackney Food Partnership Launch

A new Hackney Food Partnership (HFP), which aims to improve food for everyone in the borough, is holding its launch event on Sunday March 2 at The Russet, Hackney Downs Studios, E8 2BT. Building on the incredible food economy in […]

Industry backs smart grid transition but concerns remain

There is a real appetite to revolutionise energy use through smart grids from both industry and the public, but the benefits need to be clearly communicated and shared, according to new research. A report, by the UK Energy Research Centre […]

WRAP to review plastic and metal packaging market flows

The Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) and producer compliance scheme Valpak are working together on two new projects that will review existing estimates of market flows and recycling levels for plastic and metal packaging in the UK. Commissioned by […]

London Re-use boss speaks to Londoners

Charles Craft, managing director of LCRN’s commercial arm London Re-use Ltd, was interviewed on BBC London’s Breakfast programme by Penny Smith and Paul Ross recently about the repair and re-use of WEEE and Appliances. Why would anyone bother to repair goods […]

KELP helps youngsters to get with the employment rhythm. If only government agencies could tap into this vital work…

by Paul Braithwaite I was very impressed by the KELP, Kotuku Environmental Labourer Project, charity which helps long-term unemployed Londoners train as environmental labourers, finds them work experience for 26 weeks and mentors them during the work experience. Andrew Pears, […]

London grey and gloomy? Never!

London, especially at this time of year, can be grey and gloomy. But there are plenty of green corners to brighten up the lives of Londoners, if you know where to look. The London City Farms and Community Gardens Association […]

Flat dwellers in Hounslow can recycle food waste

Up to 3,500 residents living in flats in Hounslow will be able to recycle food waste for the first time this spring. The new service from Hounslow Council, funded with more than £133,000 from the London Waste and Recycling Board, […]

Growing Leaders Training Programme 2014

Capital Growth is repeating its successful programme to help people set up and run a food growing space. The Growing Leaders programme including training and advice to help people develop the skills needed to manage a food growing space. This […]

KELP wants to help

KELP, The Kotuku Environmental Labourer Project, wants to help young unemployed Londoners find work in the construction and waste management industries. It is about to start selecting the next eight young people (of either sex) for its next training course […]

Anaerobic digestion industry expresses dismay over DECC’s FIT decision

The anaerobic digestion (AD) industry has expressed dismay over the Department of Energy & Climate Change’s (DECC) decision to rule out a consultation on feed-in-tariffs (FIT). The decision has come as a surprise to the AD industry because energy minister […]

Gedling council moves to monthly glass collections

Gedling borough council in Nottinghamshire is collecting glass from households monthly as part of a savings plan to reduce its overall budget by nearly £2.5million during the next three years. Council cabinet members agreed to finalise its budget reduction plans, […]

London firm turns waste coffee grounds into biofuels

Bio-bean, a new London-based company, has announced it plans to recycle waste coffee grounds and convert them into biofuels. In an interview with the Guardian, founder Arthur Kay said he came up with the idea when he was studying architecture […]

Dockside RDF and wood storage regs revised

Revised controls on the short-term storage of both refuse derived fuel (RDF) and chipped wood waste have been outlined by the Environment Agency in new regulatory position statements. The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010 (EPR) allow for the […]

Business minister visits UK’s first plastic film recycling plant

Business and energy minister Michael Fallon has paid a visit to the UK’s first shopping bag and plastic film recycling facility in London. The new Woolwich-based facility, which started operations in late 2013, uses a high tech proprietary process developed […]

Fall in vehicle fires linked to scrap price rise

Fires started in abandoned and stolen vehicles have fallen by as much as 90% during the last decade – partly because of a sharp rise in the value of scrap metal during that period, says the London Fire Brigade. Figures […]

Volunteering positions – ProjectDirt

Hello Dirters, It’s been a wet and windy week and we hope all Dirters are safe and sound! If the weather has played havoc with your community project then what better way to get it looking ship shape again than […]

Fundraising Officer

Organisation: Thames21 Salary: £25,000 – £27,000 pa Location: London, EC4 Hours: Full Time Position type: Paid Contract: Fixed Term Contract Closing date: Mon 17 March 14 Contact name: Adrian Spalding Contact telephone: 02072487171 Contact email: adrian.spalding@thames21.org.uk Thames21 is the leading waterway […]

Casual Education Rangers

Organisation: City of London Corporation Salary: £13.50/hour Reference: OS214 Location: Hampstead Heath, London Hours: Part Time Position type: Paid Contract: Temporary Closing date: Fri 14 March 14 Website: www.cityoflondon.gov.uk Contact telephone: 020 7482 7073 Applications are invited for the post of […]

Only Rain in Rivers Project Officer

Organisation: Thames21 Salary: £26,000 pa pro rata Location: London, EC4 Hours: Part Time Position type: Paid Contract: Fixed Term Contract Closing date: Mon 17 March 14 Website: Thames21.org.uk Contact name: Adrian Spalding Contact telephone: 02072487171 Contact email: adrian.spalding@thames21.org.uk Purpose of the job: […]

Head of Planning

Organisation: Campaign to Protect Rural England Salary: £35,000 – £45,000 pa Reference: HoP Location: London, SE1 0NZ Hours: Full Time Position type: Paid Contract: Permanent Closing date: Fri 21 March 14 Website: www.cpre.org.uk Contact email: jobs@cpre.org.uk CPRE is seeking an outstanding individual to […]

Financial Analyst/Treasury

Organisation: Low Carbon Ltd Location: London Hours: Full Time Position type: Paid Contract: Permanent Website: www.lowcarbon.com Contact name: Alice Hemingway Contact email: Alice.Hemingway@lowcarbon.com The Role Principal Accountabilities Ensuring compliance with funding documents and the provision of appropriate excel models to […]

Accounts Assistant

Organisation: Low Carbon Ltd Location: London Hours: Full Time Position type: Paid Contract: Permanent Website: www.lowcarbon.com Contact name: Alice Hemingway Contact email: Alice.Hemingway@lowcarbon.com The Role Principal Accountabilities The Assistant Accountant will be responsible for the day to day running of […]

Freelance Door-to-Door Recycling Advisors

Organisation: Local Green Points Salary: £300 – £350/week Location: Romford, London Hours: Full Time Position type: Paid Contract: Temporary Closing date: Fri 28 February 14 Website: localgreenpoints.com/havering Contact name: Faithful Conteh Contact email: info@localgreenpoints.com Promoting a brand-new recycling rewards scheme […]

Executive Assistant to the Managing Director (Maternity Cover)

Organisation: Paper Round, part of BPR Group Salary: c.£25,000 pa Location: London Bridge, SE1 (part week in Purfleet, Essex) Hours: Full Time Position type: Paid Contract: Fixed Term Contract Closing date: Mon 03 March 14 Website: www.paper-round.co.uk Contact name: Maria […]

Corporate Partnerships Manager

Organisation: Trees for Cities Salary: £28,000 – £32,000 pa Location: London, SE11 Hours: Full Time Position type: Paid Contract: Permanent Closing date: Mon 03 March 14 Website: www.treesforcities.org Contact email: jobs@treesforcities.org Trees for Cities is an independent charity that works […]

Seasonal Ecological Assistants

Organisation: RSK Salary: £17,000 – £19,000 depending on experience Location: UK Wide Hours: Full Time Position type: Paid Contract: Temporary Closing date: Thu 13 March 14 Contact name: Sarah Murphy Contact telephone: 0117 300 4295 Contact email: smurphy@rsk.co.uk RSK’s internationally […]

Scheme Administrator

Organisation: Renewable Energy Assurance Ltd Salary: £18,000 pa Location: London Hours: Full Time Position type: Paid Contract: Fixed Term Contract Closing date: Mon 24 February 14 Website: www.recc.org.uk Contact name: Mark Cutler Contact telephone: 0207 981 0850 Contact email: mark@recc.org.uk […]

Executive Director

Organisation: Carplus Salary: Competitive + performance-based pay (subject to grant funding) Location: Leeds or London Hours: Full Time Position type: Paid Contract: Permanent Closing date: Tue 04 March 14 Website: www.carplus.org.uk Contact name: Anna Morgan Contact telephone: 0113 394 4590 […]

Bi-Borough Parks Project Officer

Organisation: London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham Salary: £35,406 – £38,229 Reference: R23639 Location: Holland Park, London Hours: Full Time Position type: Paid Contract: Permanent Closing date: Wed 05 March 14 Website: www.lbhf.gov.uk/jobs Following a review of the Parks Services […]

Recycling Advisers – Camden

Organisation: Waste Watch (Keep Britain Tidy) Salary: £8.80 – £9.50/hour Location: Camden, London Hours: Either Position type: Paid Contract: Fixed Term Contract Closing date: Mon 24 February 14 Website: www.wastewatch.org.uk Contact name: Sophie Thomas Contact telephone: 02075490335 Contact email: sophie.thomas@keepbritaintidy.org […]

Active Travel Officer

Organisation: Sustrans Salary: £20,903 – £23,396 pa Reference: SUS1129 Location: Farringdon, London Hours: Full Time Position type: Paid Contract: Fixed Term Contract Closing date: Mon 24 February 14 Website: www.sustrans.org.uk Contract to 31 March 2015 The exciting challenges of this […]

Plant a Seed – Grow Well Project Co-ordinator

Organisation: Hammersmith Community Gradens Association Salary: £32,500 including London Weighting Location: London Hours: Full Time Position type: Paid Contract: Fixed Term Contract Closing date: Fri 28 February 14 Website: www.hcga.org.uk Contact name: Cathy Maund Contact telephone: 07773348294 Contact email: info@hcga.org.uk […]

Education and Project Manager

Organisation: The South London Botanical Institute Salary: £30,500 FT pro rata Reference: EPM Location: London Hours: Part Time Position type: Paid Contract: Fixed Term Contract Closing date: Thu 06 March 14 Website: www.slbi.org.uk Contact name: Nell Gatehouse Contact telephone: 020 […]

Plant Education Co-ordinator

Organisation: The South London Botanical Institute Salary: £26,000 FT pro rata Reference: PEC Location: London Hours: Part Time Position type: Paid Contract: Fixed Term Contract Closing date: Thu 06 March 14 Website: www.slbi.org.uk Contact name: Nell Gatehouse Contact telephone: 020 […]

Principal Policy & Programme Officer x2

Organisation: Greater London Authority Salary: £50,117 pa Location: London Hours: Full Time Position type: Paid Contract: Permanent Closing date: Wed 26 February 14 Website: www.london.gov.uk Contact telephone: 020 7983 4880 Contact email: glajobs@london.gov.uk Principal Policy & Programme Officer x 2 […]

Campaigns & Outreach Manager

Organisation: Farms Not Factories Salary: £22,000 – £24,000 pa depending on experience Location: London, SW3 Hours: Full Time Position type: Paid Contract: Fixed Term Contract Closing date: Mon 03 March 14 Website: www.farmsnotfactories.org Contact name: Max Wakefield Contact telephone: 02075846592 […]

Fundraising Manager

Organisation: Sustain Salary: £34,136 pa pro rata Location: London Hours: Part Time Position type: Paid Contract: Fixed Term Contract Closing date: Wed 05 March 14 Website: www.sustainweb.org Contact name: Ben Reynolds Contact telephone: 442070650902 Contact email: ben@sustainweb.org Sustain: The alliance […]

Environmental Sustainability Director (maternity cover)

Organisation: Julie’s Bicycle Salary: £36,000 pa Location: Shepherds Bush, London Hours: Full Time Position type: Paid Contract: Temporary Closing date: Wed 26 February 14 Website: www.juliesbicycle.com Contact email: sophie@juliesbicycle.com Julie’s Bicycle is a not for profit organisation making sustainability intrinsic […]

Head of Finance and Operations

Organisation: Julie’s Bicycle Salary: £38,000 – £41,000 depending on experience Location: Shepherds Bush, London Hours: Full Time Position type: Paid Contract: Permanent Closing date: Wed 26 February 14 Website: www.juliesbicycle.com Contact email: sophie@juliesbicycle.com Julie’s Bicycle is a not for profit […]

Development Director

Organisation: Julie’s Bicycle Salary: £45,000 – £50,000 depending on experience Location: Shepherds Bush, London Hours: Full Time Position type: Paid Contract: Permanent Closing date: Wed 26 February 14 Website: www.juliesbicycle.com Contact email: sophie@juliesbicycle.com Julie’s Bicycle is a not for profit […]

Arts Coordinator

Organisation: Julie’s Bicycle Salary: £21,000 pa Location: Shepherds Bush, London Hours: Full Time Position type: Paid Contract: Permanent Closing date: Wed 26 February 14 Website: www.juliesbicycle.com Contact email: sophie@juliesbicycle.com Julie’s Bicycle is a not for profit organisation making sustainability intrinsic […]

Environmental Education Leader

Organisation: Oasis Children’s Venture – Nature Garden Salary: £13/hour Location: London, SW4 Hours: Part Time Position type: Paid Contract: Temporary Closing date: Wed 12 March 14 Website: www.oasisplay.org.uk Contact name: Harriet Fink Contact telephone: 020 7622 8756 Contact email: education@oasisplay.org.uk […]

Recycling Monitors – Ealing

Organisation: Keep Britain Tidy Salary: £8.80/hour Location: Ealing, London Hours: Either Position type: Paid Contract: Fixed Term Contract Closing date: Thu 27 February 14 Website: www.wastewatch.org.uk Contact name: Sophie Thomas Contact telephone: 02075490335 Contact email: sophie.thomas@keepbritaintidy.org Recycling Monitors (London Borough […]

Senior / Principal Ecologist

Organisation: The Ecology Consultancy Location: London, SE1 Hours: Full Time Position type: Paid Contract: Permanent Closing date: Thu 27 March 14 Contact name: Jane Kendall Contact email: jane@ecologyconsultancy.co.uk The Ecology Consultancy is a successful specialist consultancy with offices in London, […]

Sustainable Coffee Shop Manager

Organisation: Roehampton University Salary: £21,405 Location: London Hours: Full Time Position type: Paid Contract: Fixed Term Contract Closing date: Sun 02 March 14 Website: www.changeagents.org.uk Contact email: contact@changeagents.org.uk Background Growhampton project: Roehampton Students’ Union has been awarded the Students’ Green […]

Assistant Manager – Fuelling and Sustainability

Organisation: Ofgem Salary: £24,300 – £28,150 pa Location: Millbank, London Hours: Full Time Position type: Paid Contract: Permanent Closing date: Mon 03 March 14 Ofgem E-Serve supports the delivery of government consumer and environmental schemes and programmes. In addition Ofgem […]

ECO Operations Assistant Manager

Organisation: Ofgem Salary: £24,300 – £28,150 pa Location: Millbank, London Hours: Full Time Position type: Paid Contract: Permanent Closing date: Mon 03 March 14 Website: www.ofgem.gov.uk Ofgem is committed to making a positive difference for energy consumers through effective regulation […]

Policy Manager/Senior Policy Analyst (Sustainable Energy)

Organisation: Ofgem Salary: £31,500 – £38,600 pa Location: Millbank, London Hours: Full Time Position type: Paid Contract: Permanent Closing date: Mon 03 March 14 Website: www.ofgem.gov.uk Ofgem is committed to making a positive difference for energy consumers through effective regulation […]

Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) Technical Manager

Organisation: Ofgem Salary: £31,500 – £38,600 pa Location: Millbank, London Hours: Full Time Position type: Paid Contract: Fixed Term Contract Closing date: Mon 03 March 14 Ofgem is committed to making a positive difference for energy consumers through effective regulation […]

Climate Science Writer

Organisation: Carbon Brief Salary: £30,000 – £34,000 pa Location: London Hours: Full Time Position type: Paid Contract: Permanent Closing date: Mon 10 March 14 Website: www.carbonbrief.org Do you have expertise in the earth sciences or climate science? Do you have […]

Climate Policy Analyst

Organisation: Carbon Brief Salary: £30,000 – £34,000 pa Location: London Hours: Full Time Position type: Paid Contract: Permanent Closing date: Mon 10 March 14 Website: www.carbonbrief.org Do you have experience of reporting on difficult technical material for a lay audience? […]

Sustainable Seafood Coalition Advisor

Organisation: ClientEarth Location: Hackney, London Hours: Full Time Position type: Paid Contract: Temporary Closing date: Sun 02 March 14 Website: www.clientearth.org Contact name: Patricia Del Rio Contact telephone: 02077495970 Contact email: pdelrio@clientearth.org Sustainable Seafood Coalition Adviser – London ClientEarth is […]

Operations Manager

Organisation: Feedback (previously known as Feeding the 5000) Salary: £28,000 – £32,000 pro rata, depending on experience Location: East London Hours: Either Position type: Paid Contract: Fixed Term Contract Closing date: Mon 10 March 14 Website: www.feeding5k.org Salary: £28000 – […]

Development Officer (Maternity Cover)

Organisation: ClientEarth Salary: £26,000 – £31,000 depending on experience Location: London Hours: Full Time Position type: Paid Contract: Fixed Term Contract Closing date: Sun 09 March 14 Website: www.clientearth.org Contact name: Patricia Del Rio Contact telephone: 02077495970 Contact email: jobs@clientearth.org […]

Digital Campaigns Assistant

Organisation: ShareAction Salary: London Living Wage (£8.80/hour) Location: London Hours: Full Time Position type: Paid Contract: Fixed Term Contract Closing date: Mon 10 March 14 Website: shareaction.org Contact name: Bex Hay Contact email: bex@shareaction.org We are looking for an enthusiastic […]

Lands & Livestock Manager

Organisation: Deen City Farm Salary: £20,000 – £22,000 (Depending on experience) Location: London Hours: Full Time Position type: Paid Contract: Permanent Closing date: Mon 03 March 14 Website: deencityfarm.co.uk Contact name: Simon Lynn Contact telephone: 020 8545 2177 Contact email: […]

Seasonal Helpline Officer

Organisation: Bat Conservation Trust Salary: £16,500 pa Reference: SHLO Location: Vauxhall, London Hours: Full Time Position type: Paid Contract: Fixed Term Contract Closing date: Mon 17 March 14 Website: www.bats.org.uk Contact name: Janet Baumkotter Contact email: jobs@bats.org.uk Bats are amazing […]

Soil Association Future Growers Scheme

Organisation: Soil Association Location: UK-wide Hours: Full Time Position type: Paid Contract: Fixed Term Contract Closing date: Wed 19 March 14 Website: www.soilassociation.org Contact email: futuregrowers@soilassociation.org Soil Association Future Growers Scheme: now recruiting for six month traineeships and two year […]

Discovery & Learning Officer x2

Organisation: Zoological Society of London Salary: £28,408 pa inclusive of allowances Location: Camden Hours: Full Time Position type: Paid Contract: Permanent Closing date: Thu 20 March 14 Website: www.zsl.org Contact name: Human Resources Contact email: hr@zsl.org (1 x Permanent and […]

Senior Energy / Sustainability Consultant

Organisation: Hyder Consulting Salary: Competitive Reference: SUS0010C Location: London Hours: Full Time Position type: Paid Contract: Permanent Closing date: Wed 05 March 14 Website: www.hyderconsulting.com Contact name: Abi Andrews Hyder Consulting is a multi-national advisory and design consultancy with particular […]

LCRN Communications volunteer

We’re after a dynamic, flexible and independent communications expert, who can help us update our website, manage our PR, promote our events and training and help out with whatever else is needed! If you’d like to talk to us, get […]

Special advertising deal for LCRN members

The Source Group is offering members a special deal on  Digital Outdoor Video Broadcasting across London for community groups, social enterprises and charities. According to Tony Nerkowski, regional brand manager for the group, his company will build your charity or social […]

HACT Grassroots Enterprise masterclass series

There is a vast pool of talented and passionate people who dream of starting a business and there are many more already in business wanting to do more through their work to help the local communities. Housing providers can play […]

Funding for Higher Education Institutions to Support Social Entrepreneurs (England)

UnLtd and HEFCE (Higher Education Funding Council for England) have announced they are open for applications to SEE Change. The SEE Change programme aims to enhance the role Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) play in supporting the start-up and development of […]

Sport England’s Protecting Playing Fields Programme (England)

Sport England has announced round six of its Protecting Playing Fields Programme (PPF) is now open for applications. PPF supports projects that help communities maximise the sporting benefits of playing field land. Grants of between £10,000 and £65,000 are available […]

New Enterprise Challenge for Primary School Children (UK)

Young Enterprise, in partnership with the UK government and Virgin Money, has launched a challenge to give primary school pupils the opportunity to start and grow a mini business. Called the Fiver Challenge, the programme will provide schools with a […]

Big Lottery Fund launches £30m Environment Fund (UK)

The Big Lottery Fund has announced a funding programme, Our Environment Our Future. This UK-wide £30million investment is set to support projects enabling young people (aged 11-24) to improve their local environment and increase their employment potention through learning new […]

Lloyds Banking Group Social Entrepreneurs Programme – 2014 Round Open

Lloyds Banking Group has launched a new round of its Social Entrepreneurs Programme which aims to support community-focused business people across the UK to start or scale-up their projects. The programme consists of: Start Up – for those who are […]

NLWA requires consultants for waste prevention programme

The North London Waste Authority (NLWA) is running an extensive waste prevention programme which will continue into 2014/16 focusing on reducing local authority collected waste in north London. The 2014/15 programme of activity has recently been agreed and will include […]

Launch Of The 2014 Worldwide Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards

The Awards operate globally across 145 cities and 60 countries worldwide, celebrating those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses. In Great Britain, entries will be grouped into four regional programmes (Scotland; North; Midlands; and London, the […]

National Business Awards UK – 2014 Early Registrations Invited

Designed with the aim of being a significant endorsement of corporate achievement, the National Business Awards UK enable businesses and social firms from different industries and sizes to compete on a level playing field. The full list of categories open […]

Funding For Rural Businesses Across Heart Of The South West Area

Companies in rural locations across the Heart of the South West area are to receive more than £15.5 million of funding – the highest figure allocated to any area in the country. This money has been provided by the European […]

Launch Of 2014 Kent Excellence In Business Awards

Successful businesses are awarded a trophy and certificate which can be displayed within the workplace creating pride in staff and favourable impressions on visiting customers. Winning a KEiBA will help the organisation to stand out from the crowd, send a […]

Funding Circle

Side-step lengthy processes and borrow from a community of 60,000 people together with the Government*, councils and universities. Funding Circle has helped over 3,000 businesses access over £200m, without a bank in sight Applications can be made at any time. […]

Launch Of The 2014 Salford Business Awards

Applying for the Awards is straightforward and applications will be accepted from any business based in the city. Businesses from Salford can apply to enter one or more of the following eight awards categories: Innovation Award Excellence Award Energy and […]

Scottish Enterprise Offers Support For High Growth Startups

The Scottish Enterprise High Growth Start Up Unit provides intensive business support to help create future Scotland-based, global companies. Advice and services available from Scottish Enterprise include: Strategy and Business Planning Business models. Routes to market and channel partners. Customer […]

Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative – R&D And Prototyping Fund

The Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative is designed to provide a significant boost to the food production, The Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative is designed to provide a significant boost to the food production, agriculture industry and research cluster by investing in […]

Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative – Agri-Tech Growth Fund

The Agri-Tech Growth Fund aims to provide funding to enhance business and jobs growth, and support product development. The Fund is aimed at supporting improvements in agricultural productivity through the introduction of new products or processes and encourages improvements to […]

Entries For The 2014 European Business Awards Invited

The European Business Awards recognise and promote excellence, best practice and innovation across the European business community. The annual Awards are judged in line with the broad aims of the European Union, and recognise the achievement of companies that have […]

Zero Waste Scotland Offers RETrieve Production Process Funding (Scotland)

The RETrieve funding programme is provided by Zero Waste Scotland. It is anticipated that the programme will lead to an increase in the use of recycled material in Scottish manufactured products and hence stimulate further investment in reprocessing activity within […]

WRAP Launches 2014/15 Round Of The Rethink Waste Capital Fund

The fund has been established to support councils in Northern Ireland to increase and sustain diversion of household waste and local authority collected municipal waste from landfill through recycling and re-use and to improve the quality of recyclates. This in […]

Welsh Government Consults On Proposals For Glastir 2014-2020

The Welsh Government is now consulting on the decisions it proposes to take for Glastir under the next RDP programming period; 2014 to 2020. These proposals outline a future for agri-environment in Wales. They are the result of widespread discussions […]

Scotland’s Innovation Portal Offers Grant Support For Feasibility Studies (Scotland)

The Small Grants scheme is provided by the Innovation Portal, a collaborative knowledge transfer partnership operating in Tayside, consisting of the University of Dundee, University of Abertay and the Scottish Crop Research Institute (SCRI). The Innovation Portal seeks to promote […]

Localised Energy Systems – A Cross-Sector Approach Competition Launched

The Technology Strategy Board (TSB) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) are investing up to £11 million in a programme of collaborative research and development to stimulate innovation in localised energy systems. Up to £9.5 million is […]

£10 Million Energy Entrepreneurs Fund – Phase 3 Open To Bids From UK SMEs

The third phase of the Energy Entrepreneurs Fund is now open to applications, with £10 million available for allocation. Administered by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), the Fund is designed to support small and medium-sized enterprises operating […]

Entries Invited For The 2013 BusinessGreen Leaders Awards

The programme is designed to recognise and promote individuals, teams and businesses in the UK that are engaged in ‘trailblazing sustainable thinking’ and are capable of establishing the template other businesses can adhere to as we all move to a […]

RBS Offers SME Energy Efficiency Loans And Energy Saving Advice

SMEs can now access energy audit and loan funding support from Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), designed to help them reduce their energy usage, energy costs and carbon emissions. Energy audits are run by Mentor, a subsidiary of RBS, which […]

Entries Invited For The 2014 Farmers Weekly Awards

The Awards feature prizes in numerous categories including: Arable Farmer of the Year; Countryside Farmer of the Year; and Young Farmer of the Year. Applications are invited from UK farmers who can inspire others to innovate, adopt best farming practices, […]

The Scottish EDGE: Dragons’ Den Style Fund – Round 4 Now Open

The Scottish EDGE is a competition designed to help entrepreneurs realise their growth ambitions and contribute to Scotland’s economic success. Now open to applications for a fourth round, the Scottish EDGE invites entrants to submit basic information about their business, […]

Launch Of The Third Round Of The Farming And Forestry Improvement Scheme

Defra has opened the third round of its Farming and Forestry Improvement Scheme (FFIS) to help farming, forestry and horticultural businesses in England to become more efficient at using resources. The scheme aims to help make businesses more profitable and […]

Biorenewables Capital Grant Scheme (Yorkshire And Humber) Now Open To Applications

The Biorenewables Capital Grant Scheme is designed to support local small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) working with biorenewable materials to invest in capital equipment to deliver growth through innovative developments and pilot scale activities. The scheme’s key aim is […]

2014/15 Catchment Sensitive Farming Capital Grants Now Open (England)

The Catchment Sensitive Farming Capital Grant Scheme is open for 2014-15. The scheme provides grant aid towards the improvement or installation of facilities that would benefit water quality by reducing diffuse pollution. The funding mechanism will allow £7.5 million in […]

Deadline Extended To Enter The 2014 National Recycling Awards

The National Recycling Awards are widely recognised as the stamp of excellence in the recycling industry. The Awards are intended to reward and support the efforts of achievements across all sectors in recycling and waste management. Receiving an Award helps […]

Research Opportunity with CIWM – The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (UK)

TOPIC – The Circular Economy – What is it and what does it mean for the waste and resource management sector? CIWM will be commissioning a piece of research on the above subject. It will be a fixed price agreement […]

Broadband Connection Voucher Scheme for SMEs (UK)

The UK Government has announced that small businesses in 10 cities across the UK will be able to benefit from a £100m pot of money to connect them to better quality, high speed broadband. The cities currently eligible to offer […]

Funding Available to Improve Sports Facilities (England)

Sport England has announced that the Inspired Facilities Fund will re-open in Spring 2014 for applications. The Inspired Facilities Fund is part of the Places People Play programme which aims to deliver a mass participation sporting legacy from the London […]

Big Announces New “Power to Change” Programme (England)

The Big Lottery Fund has announced a new initiative which will invest up to £150 million to support the development of sustainable community-led enterprises across England. It will be delivered by an independent Trust from autumn 2014. The new initiative […]

The Community Cashback Initiative (England)

The National Federation of Tenant Management Organisations has announced that grants of up to £3,000 and technical support is available to tenants and landlords who are interested in working together to develop a Community Cashback agreement. The Community Cashback initiative […]

ICI Education Cooperation Programme Opens for Applications (UK)

The European Commission has announced a new call for proposals under its ICI Education Cooperation Programme. The general objective of the programme is to enhance mutual understanding between people of the EU and the Partner Countries by stimulating partnerships between […]

Centre for Social Action Innovation Fund (UK)

The National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts (NESTA) has announced that it is seeking applications through the Social Action Innovation Fund. This is a £14 million Fund to support the growth of innovations that mobilise people’s energy and […]

Funding for Projects that Use Sport to Challenge Disability and Disadvantage (UK)

BOOST is a UK charity established in 2008 to relieve sickness and protect and preserve good health for people facing cancer, in particular but not exclusively breast cancer. The BOOST Charity provides grants of up to £500 to not for […]

RBS Announces Inspiring Enterprise Funding Rounds in 2014 (UK)

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has announced the funding rounds for its “Inspiring Enterprise” programme in 2014. A total of £1million of grants will be made available to support organisations which help young people and women to start up […]

National Portfolio Funding Programme Opens for Applications (England)

The Arts Council England has announced that its National Portfolio Funding Programme 2015 – 18 is now open for applications. Through its National Portfolio Funding Programme the Arts Council support organisations that can help it deliver its national strategy and […]

Faith Action – Together in Service Fund (England)

Faith Action, which is a national network of over 1,300 faith-based and community organisations, has announced that the next deadline for applications to its Together in Service Fund is the 6th February 2014. The aim of the fund is to […]

Major Partner Museums Funding Programme 2015 – 18 (England)

The Arts Council England has announced that its Major Partner Museums Funding programme is now open for applications. Through the Programme the Arts Council will support organisations that can make a major contribution towards delivering its overall strategy for the […]

Community Right to Challenge Grant Programme (England)

The Government has announced a new £10 million financial support scheme that will help voluntary organisations take over the running of public services in their communities. The Community Right to Challenge Grant Programme complements the wider Community Assets and Services […]

Biochemical Society Scientific Outreach Grants (UK)

The Biochemical Society has announced that grants of up to £1,000 are available to support scientific outreach events that communicate the excitement of molecular bioscience to young people and the community. Applications for funding are invited to assist with the […]

Funding For Museums, Libraries and Archives to Develop their Collections (UK)

The Heritage Lottery Fund has announced that its Collecting Cultures programme is open for applications. Through the programme Museums, Libraries and Archives in the UK can apply for grants of between £50,000 and £500,000 to help develop their collections, including […]

Orchard Windfalls Fund 2014 (UK)

The Tree Council has announced that its Orchard Windfalls Fund 2014 is open for applications. Through the Fund grants of between £100 and £700 are available to schools and community groups for the planting of apple and pear trees with […]

Woodward Charitable Trust – Summer Playscheme Grants Programme (UK)

The Woodward Charitable Trust has announced that its Summer Playscheme Grants Programme will open for applications in February 2014. Through the programme grants of between £500 and £1,000 are available to registered charities for the provision of children’s summer playschemes […]

£8 Million Available to Re-Imagine the High Street (UK)

The Technology Strategy Board has announced that it is to invest up to £8million in a competition to encourage new ways of attracting people back to UK high streets. This competition seeks to develop new technology enabled solutions that can […]

BBC Children in Need Main Grant Programme (UK)

BBC Children in Need has announced that the next applications deadline for its Main Grants Programme is the 15th May 2014. Funding is available to organisations that: work with young people who are suffering from: Illness Dstress; abuse or neglect […]

People’s Postcode Trust Small Grants Programme (Scotland, Wales and North of England)

The People’s Postcode Trust has announced that its small grants programme has re-opened for applications. Through its small grants programme, the People’s Postcode Trust offers grants of between £500 and £20,000 to small organisations and community groups for projects lasting […]

BUCS Community Hub Club Programme (England)

British Universities and College Sports has announced that it is working in partnership with the Football Association and British Colleges Sport (BCS) to offer a grant scheme to enable football clubs to gain access to sports facilities on college and […]

Church and Community Fund Opens for Applications (England)

The Church of England’s Church and Community Fund has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 31st March 2014. The overall aim of the fund is to grow the Church of England and develop its capacity to […]

Trees for Schools (UK)

The Tree Council, the lead tree campaigning charity working to promote the importance of trees within the changing environment, has announced that its Trees for Schools grant making programme is now open for applications. Funds are available for schools within […]

Funding for Schools Science Projects (UK)

Note: Forward to school project partners The Royal Society has announced that its Partnership Grant scheme has re-opened for applications. Through the scheme grants of up to £3,000 are available to support teachers, scientists and engineers help develop science projects. […]

Funding to Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential (UK)

Note: Possible funder for Nature Study Centre and Eco Fit projects Registered charities that work with disadvantaged children under the age of 25 can apply for funding of up to £10,000 through the Ironmongers Company’s grants programme. In particular the […]

Trees for Communities (UK)

The Tree Council, the lead tree campaigning charity working to promote the importance of trees within the changing environment, has announced that its Trees for Communities grant making programme is now open for applications. Funds are available for community groups […]

McDonald’s KickStart Grants (UK)

McDonalds has announced that the next deadline for applications to its Kick Start Grants Programme is the 31st March 2014. The aim of the programme is to support community football throughout the UK. A total of £75,000 is available this […]

Quaker Housing Trust Grant (UK)

The Quaker Housing Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 7th March 2014. The Quaker Housing Trust provides grants and interest free loans to housing projects that cater for people with mental and physical health problems, […]

Funding for Higher Education Institutions to Support Social Entrepreneurs (England)

UnLtd and HEFCE (Higher Education Funding Council for England) have announced that they are open for applications to SEE Change. The SEE Change programme aims to enhance the role that Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) play in supporting the start up […]

Funding for Artists and Bands (England)

PRS for Music Foundation and Arts Council England have announced that the next application deadline for the Momentum Music Fund is the 8th April 2014. The Momentum Music Fund is a £500,000 fund to develop the careers of talented artists […]

Funding for Youth Music Making Activities (England)

Youth Music, the UK’s largest children’s music charity, has announced that its grant making programme has re-opened for applications. Through its funding programme, Youth Music makes grants of up to £250,000 to support projects that provide music-making activities for children […]

Sport England’s Protecting Playing Fields Programme (England)

Sport England has announced round 6 of their Protecting Playing Fields Programme (PPF) is now open for applications. PPF is seeking to support projects that help communities maximise the sporting benefits of playing field land. Grants of between £10,000 and […]

Lloyds Bank Foundation to close its Community Programme (England & Wales)

The Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales has announced the existing Community Programme will close to applications on the 14th February 2014. The Foundation will replace the Community programme with a range of new funding streams that will continue […]

Funding for Schools to Develop Strategic Partnerships in Europe (UK)

Note: Forward to schools partners The European Commission has launched its first calls for proposals under the new Erasmus + Programme. This is the Commission’s new programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport for 2014-2020. Under this call for proposals, […]

Funding for Schools Staff to Teach or Train in Europe (UK)

Note: Forward to school partners The European Commission has launched its first call for proposals under the new Erasmus + Programme. This is the Commission’s new programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport for 2014-2020. Under this call for proposals, […]

Public Engagement Grant Programme (UK)

The Institute of Physics has announced that its public engagement grant scheme will re-open for applications in March 2014. Through the public engagement grant scheme grants of up to £1,500 are available to individuals and organisations running physics-based events and […]

New Enterprise Challenge for Primary School Children (UK)

Young Enterprise, in partnership with the UK government and Virgin Money has launched a new challenge to give primary school pupils the opportunity to start and grow a mini business. Called the Fiver Challenge, the programme will provide schools with […]

Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Foundation (UK)

The Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Foundation has announced that its grants making programme will re-open for applications on the 1st October 2014. The Foundation supports projects in children’s hospitals and hospices throughout the UK to enrich and enhance the lives […]

Macmillan Cancer Support – Grants for Groups (UK)

The grants programme aims to support groups who support people affected by cancer or campaign to improve cancer care. The grant can be used: • Towards start up costs for a self-help and support group • For groups to expand […]

Big Announces New £30 Million Environment Fund (UK)

The Big Lottery Fund announced a new funding programme, Our Environment Our Future. This UK-wide £30 million investment is set to support projects enabling young people (aged 11-24) to improve their local environment and increase their employability through learning new […]

North London Waste Authority – waste prevention programme activities 07/03/14

The North London Waste Authority (NLWA) is running an extensive waste prevention programme which will continue into 2014/16 focusing on reducing local authority collected waste in north London. The 2014/15 programme of activity has recently been agreed and will include […]

Zed Books

Address:  The Foundry 17 Oval Way London SE11 5RR Email: marketing@zedbooks.net Tel.: 020 3752 5833 Website: www.zedbooks.co.uk Description Zed Books is a critical and dynamic publisher, working to increase awareness of important and international issues; promoting diversity, alternative voices and progressive […]

Youth Action and Diversity Trust

Address:  North Cray Neighbourhood Centre, 1 Davis Way North Cray, Kent DA14 5JR Email: yadt@sky.com Tel: 020 8302 8475 Mobile: 078 9592 5885 Website: www.yadt.org.uk Description Recycling and reuse education, community involvement projects, recycling in the community, young recyclers project, […]

Worn Again

Address:  Rich Mix- Unit co2, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road London E1 6LA Email: info@wornagain.co.uk Tel: 0207 739 0189 Website: wornagain.co.uk Description Worn Again upcycles pre and post consumer and corporate waste materials into stylish and relevant products for a consumer market […]

Woodlands Farm Trust

Adress:  331 Shooters Hill Welling, Kent DA16 3RP Email: admin@thewoodlandsfarmtrust.org Tel: 020 8319 8900 Fax: 020 8319 8900 Website: www.thewoodlandsfarmtrust.org Description Woodlands Farm is a fragment of London’s old countryside that offers a unique opportunity to conserve heritage landscape and promote […]

Wood Works Wonders

Address:  Selby Road Tottenham N17 8Jl Email: selbywoodworks@aol.com Tel: 020 3326 9186 Website: www.woodworkswonders.co.uk Description Wood Works Wonders is a social enterprise providing learning and volunteering opportunities. It is an initiative that makes use of wood waste by collecting and […]

Women’s Environmental Network

Address:  20 Club Row London E2 7EY Email: info@wen.org.uk Tel: 020 7481 9004 Fax: 020 7481 9144 Website: www.wen.org.uk Description WEN is a national membership charity working to empower and inform women and men who care about the environment. WEN […]

Wise Owls Employment Agency

Email: admin@wiseowls.co.uk  Tel: 020 8536 1207 Website: www.wiseowls.co.uk Description To provide social enterprises with advice, support. To develop networks of support to local social enterprises, particularly those involved with community recycling to help through capacity building them to become more […]

Wellgate Community Farm

Address:   Collier Row Rd Collier Row Romford London RM5 2BH Email:info@wellgatefarm.org Tel: 017 0874 7 850 Fax: 01708 753574 Website: www.wellgatefarm.org Description To be a focus for community activity as growing place for individuals and groups, to promote sustainable living.

We Clear Junk

Address:  Unit 5, Bridge Park Harrow Road London – NW10 ORG Email: info@weclearjunk.com Tel: 020 8961 2861 Website: www.weclearjunk.com Description We Clear Junk specialises in man and van rubbish removal. With our junk trucks & friendly 2 man crews, we […]

Wave Design Co-Operative

Address:  Creative Media Centre, 45 Robertson Street Hastings, East Sussex TN34 1HL Email: info@wave.coop Tel: 014 2420 5355 Fax: 014 2420 5360 Website: www.wave.coop Description Wave Design Co-Operative provides creative, effective and appropriate graphic design; working with people that have […]

Waste Watch

Address:  Keep Britain Tidy London Office – Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street London EC2A 4LT Email: info@wastewatch.org.uk Tel: 020 7549 0300 or  020 7549 0323 Fax: 020 7549 0301 Website: www.wastewatch.org.uk Description Waste Watch is a leading environmental organisation working […]

Work and Play Scrapstore

Address: Hazelhurst Estate, 13 Blackshaw Road London SW17 0DA Email: info@workandplayscrapstore.org Tel: 020 8682 4216 Website: www.workandplayscrapstore.org.uk Description For creativity, learning, design and play… The Scrapstore is a re-use charity, providing clean materials for art, craft, design and creative play, […]

Voluntary Action Islington

Address:  200A, Pentonville Road London N1 9JP Email: mike.sherriff@vai.org.uk Tel: 020 7832 5800 Website: www.vai.org.uk Description Voluntary Action Islington is the membership organisation for people working to make a positive difference to life in Islington Our vision is a thriving […]

Vital Regeneration

Address:  31 Plympton Street London NW8 8AB Email: vitalinfo@vitalregen.org Tel: 020 7245 2861 Website: www.vitalregeneration.org Description Vital Regeneration is a charity working to transform London’s most deprived neighbourhoods. We develop social, environmental and economic programmes, so that people and communities […]


Address:  88 Great Portland Street, Marylebone London W1W 7NS Email: info@velorution.com Tel: 020 7148 5572 Fax: 020 7637 4004 Website: www.velorution.biz Description • We will provide you with expert and friendly advice on how to make your cycling experience enjoyable […]

Vauxhall City Farm

Address:  165 Tyers Street London SE11 5HS Email: info@vauxhallcityfarm.org Tel: 020 7582 4204 Website: www.vauxhallcityfarm.org Description To provide a free of charge city farm * To provide activities for local young people * To provide riding for disabled people * […]


Address:  Islington London EC1R 1XT Email 1: info@beunpackaged.com Email 2: catherine@beunpackaged.com Website: www.beunpackaged.com Description Unpackaged is an innovative social enterprise that works to reduce the impact of packaging waste in the capital.

Unique Recycling UK Ltd

Address:  Unit 3, Avenue Industrial Estate Justin Road London E4 8SU Email: info@unique-recycling.co.uk Tel: 020 8527 0705 Fax: 020 8527 2281 Description We provide a reputable, responsible and viable form of WEEE reuse and recycling of which is both financially […]

Trinity Homeless Projects

Address:  Redford House, Redford Way Uxbridge UB8 1SZ Email: info@trinityhp.org.uk Tel: 020 8797 9500 Website: www.trinityhomelessprojects.org.uk Description Trinity works to achieve transformation in the lives of people suffering the effects of homelessness and exclusion by: – providing a safe environment […]

Transition Town Brixton

Address:  67b Lambert Road London SW2 5BB Email: transitiontownbrixton@gmail.com Mobile: 079 5863 5181 Website: www.transitiontownbrixton.org Description Transition Town Brixton is a community-led response to Climate Change and the energy and financial crises that seeks to harness the genius of the […]


Address:  65 Leonard Street London EC2A 4QS Email: info@traid.org.uk Tel: 020 8733 2580 Fax: 020 8903 9922 Website: www.traid.org.uk Description TRAID (Textile Recycling for Aid and International Development) is a charity committed to fighting global poverty through its recycling and […]

Tools Shed

Address:  1 Kensington Gore London SW7 Email: info@conservationfoundation.co.uk Tel: 020 7591 3111 Fax: 020 7591 3110 Website: www.conservationfoundation.co.uk Description Tools Shed is a part of the Conservation Foundation, and aims to equip the next generation of gardeners, teach prisoners new […]

Thinking Flowers?

Address:  Source Point Community Clinic, Brixton Road London SW2 1AL Email: info@thinkingflowers.org.uk Mobile: 078 9998 8898 Website: www.thinkingflowers.org.uk Description Thinking Flowers? is an ethical floral design consultancy, which highlights unethical elements of the cut-flower industry and offers an alternative – […]

The Re-Wrap Association

Address:  Unit 8, Wilmington Close Watford WD18 0FQ Email: info@re-wrap.com Tel: 020 8424 8404 Mobile: 078 9990 0616 Website: www.re-wrap.com Description Established in 2002 re-wrap is a self-funded social enterprise. We are an innovative and sustainable resource for re-usable cotton […]

The Laundry

Address: 14 Greville St Camden EC1N 8SB Email: recycle@thelaundry.biz Tel: 020 8404 6330 Fax: 020 8404 4893 Description The Laundry is a kerbside recycling collection service aimed at small businesses in central London. We offer a weekly collection of mixed […]

The Invisible Man

Address: The Bromley By Bow Centre, London E3 3BT Email: theinvisibleman@bbbc.org.uk Tel: 020 8709 9721 Fax: 020 8880 6608 Description We are a design consultancy whose aims are socially driven. We provide a local service to third-sector organisations who themselves […]

The Guinness Partnership

Address:  30 Brock Street London NW1 3FG Email: info@guinness.org.uk Tel: 0303 123 1890 Website: www.guinnesspartnership.com Description The Guinness Partnership has a strong track record of working in partnership with residents, local councils, developers and other agencies to help create thriving communities […]

The Diaspora Community Projects

Address:  DHL Building, Box Lane, Renwick Road Barking, Essex IG11 0SQ Email: info@diasporacp.org Tel: 020 3659 5251 Mobile: 079 3919 9668 Website: www.diasporacp.org Description The Diaspora Community Project (DCP) is a training consultancy and an employment community support organisation. We […]

The Clean Space Partnership

Address:  4, Regent Terrace, Rita Road Vauxhall SW8 1AW Email: admin@thecleanspace.com Tel: 087 0423 3559 Website: www.thecleanspace.com Description We are a small ethical cleaning company looking for ways in which we can improve environmental awareness and sustainability practices for ourselves […]

The Archway Project

Address: Arch B, The Link Thamesmead, Belvedere Road London SE2 9BS Email: info@archwayproject.org Tel: 020 8310 1730 Website: www.archwayproject.org Description To divert young people away from crime, reduce re-offending and provide the young people with the qualifications and skills necessary […]


Address:  134 Nightingale Place Woolwich, London SE18 4HE Email: info@taru.org.uk Tel: 020 8854 3200 Website: www.tarubrazil.com Description To create stimulating educational opportunities for children / young people using art, music and dance. Cultural education promoting inclusion. Waste reduction activities to […]

Talk Action

Address:  The Grayston Centre 28 Charles Square London N1 6HT Email: info@talkaction.org Tel 1: 020 7324 4775 Tel 2: 0207 324 4774 Website: www.talkaction.org Description Talk Action values social justice and environmental sustainability. We promote equality, opportunity, diversity and a healthy […]

Sutton Ecology Centre

Address: London Borough of Sutton, Civic Offices, St. Nicholas Way Sutton SM1 1EA Tel: 020 8770 5820 Fax: 020 8770 5820 Website: www.sutton.gov.uk Description Create better understanding of potential of our local and global environment, encourage positive involvement in our […]

Sustainability Research Institute

Address: Room KD 2.21, Docklands Campus University Way London E16 2RD Email: D.J.Newport@uel.ac.uk Tel: 020 8223 2508 Fax: 020 8223 2606 Website: www.uel.ac.uk Description This unique project is funded under the ENTRUST Landfill Tax Credit Scheme with a £400,000 grant […]

Sunnyside Community Gardens

Address: Hazelville Road, Islington London N19 3LX Email 1: info@sunnysidegarden.org.uk Email 2: sunnysidecommunitygardencentre@gmail.com Tel: 020 7272 3522 Website: sunnysidecommunitygardens.org.uk Description Sunnyside Community Gardens was founded in 1977 when local residents lobbied the council to let them use an area of […]

Suitcase Media

Address: 33 Rushworth St London SE1 0RB Email: james@suitcasemedia.org Tel: 020 76339878 Mobile: 079 3956 2184 Website: www.suitcasemedia.org Description Provide film production, media maps and website design services and courses. Also provide workshops and art events aimed at the homeless […]

Stockwell Partnership

Address:  157 South Lambeth Road SW8 1XN Email: john@stockwell.org.uk Tel: 020 7735 5051 Website: www.stockwell.org.uk Description To act as an advocate for Stockwell in the wider world: building relationships with external agencies to attract regeneration investment to the neighbourhood; making […]

Stickyboard Ltd.

Address:  8 Avery Hill Road Greenwich SE9 2BD Email: info@stickyboard.co.uk Mobile: 078 7606 5 206 Website: www.stickyboard.co.uk Description To strengthen local communities across London through providing an single online space where people can come together to share information about their […]

Stepney City Farm

Address: Stepney Way London E1 3DG Email: info@stepneycityfarm.org Tel: 020 7790 8204 Website: www.stepneycityfarm.org Description Stepney City Farm in London’s East End is a working farm, Rural Arts Centre and community meeting place. We give children and adults a chance […]

Kensington & Chelsea Social Council

Address: London Lighthouse, 111-117 Lancaster Road London W11 1QT Email: info@kcsc.org.uk Tel: 020 7243 9800 Website: www.kcsc.org.uk Description Kensington & Chelsea Social Council works to support locally focused voluntary and community organisations serving local residents. We aim to develop a […]

Squirrels CSS

Address:  234 Ridge Road, Sutton Surrey SM3 9LY Email: commuscrapscheme@aol.com Tel: 020 8641 1881 Fax: 020 8641 1881 Website: www.squirrelscommunityscrapscheme.btik.com Description To encourage the reuse of donated clean waste materials by providing a distribution facility and the promotion of environment […]

Spitalfields City Farm

Address:  Buxton Street London E1 5AR Email: mhairi@spitalfieldscityfarm.org Tel: 020 7247 8762 Website: www.spitalfieldscityfarm.org Description To give people the opportunity to become active members of their community and encourage their participation in the development of the Farm. To explore and […]

Speakers Trust

Address: CAN Mezzanine, 3rd Floor, Downstream Building, 1 London Bridge, London SE1 9BG Email: jessica.broome@speakersbank.co.uk Tel: 020 7022 1845 Description • To support those who work in the not-for-profit (and their beneficiaries) by providing professional public speaking training at affordable […]

Source Point Community Clinic

Address: Bemerton Estate Islington N1 0DQ Email: yellruthtoday@yahoo.co.uk Mobile: 079 4089 0418 Website: www.shiatsuloop.com Description To create a calm and safe place in the middle of chaos, we provide the mobile calm clinic to voluntary organisations (staff and/or members) to […]

South West London Environment Network

Address: E.T.N.A community Centre 13 Rosslyn Road Twickenham TW1 2AR Email: hello@swlen.org.uk Tel: 020 8892 0590 Website: www.swlen.org.uk Description South West London Environment Network (SWLEN) was registered as a company limited by guarantee, and a charity, and began operating on 1 April 2011 to replace, […]

ShP Limited

Address: The Old Reebok, Southgate, White Lund Ind, Est Morecambe, Lancashire LA3 3PB Email: contact@shplimited.co.uk Tel: 01524 580 900 Website: www.shplimited.co.uk Description Our principal aim is to educate and encourage the London Community how to recycle their old mobile phones by donating […]

Shoreditch Trust

Address: Units 1-2 Waterhouse 8 Orsman Road London, Hackney N1 5QJ Tel: 020 7033 8526 Website: www.shoreditchtrust.org.uk Description Shoreditch Trust is a charitable regeneration agency delivering long term social, economic and environmental programmes focused on Shoreditch, working with partners across the UK. […]

Seed Foundation

Address 20 Dudley Court London NW11 6AE Email: info@seedfoundation.org.uk Website: www.seedfoundation.org.uk Description SEED Foundation is a social enterprise that explores and promotes new design approaches to meet the challenges of sustainability. We believe this encompasses the responsible design of objects and services, […]

Sew Amazing Ltd

Address: 80 St Stephens Road, Bow London E3 5JL Email: sewamazing@hotmail.co.uk Tel: 020 8980 8898 Website: www.sewamazingltd.co.uk Description We believe in cutting constant renewal of sewing machines by providing spare parts for older machines via our recycling program. As for our own company, […]

Selby Trust

Address: Selby Road, Tottenham London N17 8JL Email: selbytrust@aol.com Tel: 020 8885 5499 Fax: 0208 493 8517 Website: www.selbytrust.co.uk Description The Selby Trust was set up as a charity in 1992 by local people who recognised the need for a multi-purpose centre led by […]

Save the World Club

Address: Unit 6 Park Works, 16 – 18 Park Road Kingston upon Thames KT2 6BG Email: info@savetheworldclub.org Tel: 020 8974 8608 Website: www.savetheworldclub.org Description Making works of art using scrap materials. Educating and entertaining to increase awareness of environmental issues.

Safe Neighbourhoods Unit

Address: London SE26 9BB Email: snu@snu.co.uk Tel: 079 6636 9305 Website: www.snu.co.uk Description To assist communities to achieve improvements by assisting them in tackling problems of crime, poor housing management and poor environmental quality. Key activities are consultancy and project development in fields […]


Address: Peace Street, Woolwich London SE18 4HX Email: terri@greenwichmencap.org.uk Tel: 020 8854 6261 Website: www.greenwichmencap.org.uk Description The promotion of Adults With Learning Difficulties (AWLD) as valued and included members of society.

Richmond Furniture Scheme

Address: 1a Fortescue Avenue, Twickenham Middlesex TW2 5LS Email: admin@richmondfurniturescheme.co.uk Tel: 020 8755 4665 Website: www.richmondfurniturescheme.co.uk Description Richmond Furniture Scheme’s aims and objectives are to: – Alleviate poverty by collecting donations of furniture in good condition from the general public and make it […]

Retired and Senior Volunteers

Address: 237 Pentonville Road, London N1 9NJ Email: rsvpinfo@csv.org.uk Tel: 020 7643 1385 Website: www.csv-rsvp.org.uk Description Support for volunteers in Camden that are over 50, vulnerable or have mental disabilities.

Remploy Ltd.

Address: 18c Meridian East, Meridian Business Park Leicester LE19 1WZ Email: info@remploy.co.uk Tel: 0845 155 2700 Fax: 0845 155 2701 Website: www.remploy.co.uk Description Remploy’s purpose is to significantly increase the employment opportunities of disabled people and those who experience complex barriers to work.


Address: 61 The High Street Uxbridge UB8 1JP Email: contactus@recycleabike.co.uk Mobile: 07985 484 184 Website: www.recycleabike.co.uk Description To restore donated bikes. To provide affordable bikes to the community. To encourage people to cycle through regular cycling sessions. To provide volunteering opportunities and […]

Re-Cycle – East

Address: Unit 2 Gunfleet Business Park, Brunel Way Colchester, Essex CO4 9QX Email: info@re-cycle.org Tel: 01206 841 268 Website: www.re-cycle.org Description To collect unwanted bicycles in the UK and ship them to Africa where they urgently need affordable and sustainable transport We collect […]


Address: North Kingston Centre, Richmond Road Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 5PE Email: info@rakat.org.uk Tel: 020 8481 0031 Fax: 020 8547 3389 Website: www.rakat.org.uk Description Provide community transport services for the inhabitants of Richmond and Kingston who are in need because of […]

Pulp Faction Recycling

Address: 26B Church Street, Lower Edmonton London N9 9DU Email: pulpfaction@hotmail.co.uk Tel: 020 8374 0184 Website: www.pulpfaction.co.uk Description Provide office recycling services to central and north London, which are both environmentally and economically efficient.

Proper Oils

Address: Ait House, 53 Church Street Isleworth, London, TW7 6BE Email: stephen@properoils.co.uk Tel: 020 8894 9476 Website: www.properoils.co.uk Description Proper Oils collects Used Cooking Oil from caterers, refines it to the highest quality biodiesel, & supplies it to local organisations.  

Project Dirt

Website: www.projectdirt.com We know that communities and their projects can change the world. We’re using social media for a purpose: to connect, promote and resource passionate people and their projects. Project Dirt is a “doing” network, showcasing what’s happening in your communities. Why? So that […]

Premiere Sustain

Address: Premier House, 1 Ardra Road London N9 0BD Email: sharon.stephens@premiersustain.co.uk Tel: 020 8976 2100 Fax: 020 8805 9955 Website: www.premiersustain.co.uk Description To increase the reuse and recycling services available to our clients and deliver sustainable office clearance services.

Poplar Project

Address: 2 Brion Place, Poplar London E14 0SP Tel: 020 7515 1252 Description To initiate local discussion around recycling issues. * to divert as much waste as possible from landfill especially wood and cardboard products. * To act as consultants […]

Poplar HARCA

Address: 167a East India Dock Road London E14 0EA Email: info@poplarharca.co.uk Tel: 08000351991 Website: www.poplarharca.co.uk Description Making Poplar a place where people choose to live, work and enjoy life.

Pepys Community Forum

Address: Pepys Community Forum 1 Creek Road Deptford London SE8 3BT Email: info@pepys.org.uk Mobile: 07434 611695 Website: www.pepys.community www.malcolmpepysforum.wix.com/john-evelyn-garden Facebook: John Evelyn Garden www.facebook.com/johnevelyn.garden1 Twitter: @Pepys21 twitter.com/Pepys21 Description Our charitable aim is the relief of poverty and addressing issues, such […]


Address:  121a Peckham High Street, Peckham London SE15 5SE Email: welcome@pecan.org.uk Tel: 020 7732 0007 Fax: 020 7358 9005 Website: www.pecan.org.uk Description Pecan is a Christian organisation with the vision to see the lives of those we work with transformed, many of […]

Peabody Trust

Address: 45 Westminster Bridge Rd London SE1 7JB Email: peabody.direct@peabody.org.uk Tel:  020 7021 4444 Website: www.peabody.org.uk Description Peabody’s mission is as alive today as it was in 1862. We make London a city of opportunity for all by ensuring as many people as […]

Passing Clouds

Address: 1 Richmond Road London E8 4AA Email: we@passingclouds.org Tel: 020 7241 4889 Mobile: 07951 98 98 97 Website: www.passingclouds.org Description Passing Clouds is a unique cultural project located in the heart of Dalston’s vibrant community. Fusing a strong and active local network with […]

Overseas Development Institute

Address: 203 Blackfriars Road London SE1 8NJ Email: odi@odi.org.uk Tel: 020 7922 0300 Fax: 020 7922 0399 Website: www.odi.org.uk Description To inspire and inform policy and practice which lead to the reduction of poverty, the alleviation of suffering and the achievement of […]

Osei Design Associates

Address: Room 1, Second Floor, Ladbroke Hall, 79 Barlby Road London W10 6AZ Email: charles@oseida.freeserve.co.uk Tel 1: 020 8968 9546 Tel 2: 020 8968 3398 Website: www.oseida.freeserve.co.uk Description Promote the built environment and sustainability to the general public and local community. Provide an efficient […]


Address: 115 Hawkwood Crescent Chingford E4 7UH Email: info@organiclea.org.uk Tel: 020 8524 4994 Website: www.organiclea.org.uk Description Engage in and encourage sustainable food production and consumption in east and north London communities.

One Tree Hill Allotment Society

Address: OTHAS, 10 Walters way London SE23 3LH Email: contact@onetreehillallotments.org.uk Mobile: 07775 973760 Website: www.othas.org.uk Description We are growing fruit and vegetables in the most organic way possible.

O”-Bay Community Trust

Address: 287 Fore Street Edmonton N9 0PD Email: info@o-bay.org Tel 1: 020 8803 8079 Tel 2: 07950 616 696 Website: www.o-bay.org Description It is the aim of O”-Bay Community Trust to facilitate a full inclusion policy for local community and individuals, especially […]

Nice and Serious

Address: Studio 4, Panther House, 38 Mount Pleasant London WC1X 0AN Email: info@niceandserious.com Tel: 020 7812 1229 Website: www.niceandserious.com Description Nice and Serious make remarkable films and animations about sustainability. Whether communicating environmental, ethical, social, health or development issues – we’ll help you […]

Newham Community Recycling Ltd

Address: 2 Didsbury Close, East Ham Newham E13 0AT Email: wombles-recycling@hotmail.com Tel: 020 8430 2000 Website: www.newham.gov.uk/CommunityRecycling Description Community Recycling of bulky household items for re-use by the local community. Recycling to aid the targets of the London Borough of Newham. To improve […]

New Leaf Recycling Limited

Address: New Leaf Recycling Ltd 1 Rufus Business Centre Ravensbury Terrace London, SW18 4RL Email: mail@newleaf-uk.com Tel: 020 8944 6866 Mob: 07770 431268 Website: www.newleaf-uk.com Description Currently, we collect from over 400 customers and recycle nearly 100 tonnes of waste paper and […]

New Economics Foundation

Address: 3 Jonathan Street London SE11 5NH Email: info@neweconomics.org Tel: 020 7820 6300 Fax: 020 7820 6301 Website: www.neweconomics.org Description Nef (the new economics foundation) is the UK’s leading think tank promoting social, economic and environmental justice. Our purpose is to bring about […]

Nappy Ever After

Address: 81 Murray Grove London N1 7QJ Email: info@nappyeverafter.co.uk Tel: 020 7014 3006 Website: www.nappyeverafter.co.uk Description Inform and raise awareness of real nappies as an alternative to single-use nappies (disposables) to individuals, nurseries and health care professionals. Provide an eco-friendly cloth […]

Mudchute Park & Farm

Address: Pier Street, Isle of Dogs London E14 3HP Email: info@mudchute.org Tel: 020 7515 5901 Fax: 020 7538 9530 Website: www.mudchute.org Description Mudchute Park & Farm is about care for the environment is at the heart of all we do at Mudchute. We have […]

Metropolitan Housing Partnership

Address: Cambridge House, 109 Mayes Road London N22 6UR Email: matthew.bush@mht.co.uk Tel: 020 8976 1065 Fax: 020 8976 1029 Description MHP is a family of member organisations providing housing, regeneration, and community and support services. Our work is underpinned by or […]

Maiden Lane Community Centre Garden

Address: Maiden Lane Community Centre, 156 St. Paul’s Crescent London NW1 9XZ Email: officemlcc@yahoo.co.uk Tel: 020 7267 9586 Fax: 020 7284 3661 Website: www.maidenlanecommunitycentre.org Description The Centre provides services and activities for everyone in Camden’s community, catering for a wide range […]

Magnificent Revolution

Address: Hackney City Farm, 1a Goldsmiths Row, Hackney London E2 8QA Email: info@magnificentrevolution.org Website: www.magnificentrevolution.org Description Magnificent Revolution (MR) running since 2007 is a not-for-profit education project based in London. Made up of artists, musicians, designers, ecologists, and engineers, MR has flourished […]

L&Q Housing Trust

Address: One Kings Hall Mews Lewisham SE13 5JQ DA14 5HU Tel: 020 8045 4011 Website: www.lqgroup.org.uk Description L&Q is one of the UK’s leading housing associations and one of London’s largest residential developers. We own or manage over 70,000 homes in London and […]

London Wildlife Trust

Address: Skyline House, 200 Union Street London SE1 0LX Email: enquiries@wildlondon.org.uk Tel: 020 7261 0447 Website: www.wildlondon.org.uk Description London Wildlife Trust is the only charity dedicated solely to protecting the capital’s wildlife and wild spaces. We manage over fifty London-wide reserves and […]

London Sustainability Exchange

Address: 84 Long Lane London SE1 4AU Email: info@lsx.org.uk Tel: 020 7234 9400 Fax: 020 7234 9419 Website: www.lsx.org.uk Description LSx aims to accelerate the transition to a sustainable London by connecting and motivating people. We work in partnership with business, government and the […]

London Rebuilding Society

Address: 7th Floor, 45 Moorfields London EC2Y 9AE Email: info@londonrebuilding.com Tel: 020 7997 7333 Fax: 020 7682 1417 Website: www.londonrebuilding.com Description To provide loan finance and business support to social enterprises in the Greater London area. To develop innovative forms of finance […]

London Meditation Project

Address: Sewardstone Road Tower Hamlets E2 9JH Email: info@londonmeditationproject.org Tel: 020 89809289 Website: www.londonmeditationproject.org Description The London Meditation Project aims to make the benefits of meditation more widely available. We aim to convey the practice of meditation in a direct, lively and […]

London Green Fair

Address: 28 Charles Square London N1 6HT Email: info@londongreenfair.org Tel: 020 7324 4693 Website: www.londongreenfair.org Description Aims to education in the environmental awareness; develop the capacity and skills of the members of the socially and economically disadvantaged community of Camden in such a […]

London Food Link

Address: Development House 56-64 Leonard Street London EC2A 4LT Email: sofia@sustainweb.org Tel: 020 7065 0902 Website: www.sustainweb.org Description Our goals: to increase the amount of sustainable food available in London to make healthy affordable food available to all throughout London to […]

London Bike Hub

Address: Hanwell Ealing W7 2JR Email: info@londonbikehub.com Tel: 020 3651 3361 Mobile: 07880 797 437 Website:  www.londonbikehub.com Description We’re a provider of bicycle-related services; cycle instruction, event management, maintenance workshops, pedal-powered generators & smoothie makers, indeed, almost anything involving bikes, and beyond! […]

Lombard Recycling LTD

Address: Unit 2, Peter Boat Close, Tunnel Avenue London SE10 0PX Email: info@lombardrecycling.co.uk Tel: 0800 389 9309 Website: www.lombardrecycling.co.uk Description Lombard Recycling was established in 1990 and has since become one of the UK’s leading recycling, secure disposal and confidential shredding companies. […]

LMB Education

Address: LMB Education CIC, Units 4-5 Stephenson Street, Canning Town London E16 4ST Email: info@lmb-education.co.uk Tel: 020 7474 2000 Fax: 020 7473 5999 Website: www.lmb.co.uk Description To partner with fellow community groups, improve current systems used for our school projects, widen areas of engagement, […]

LionHeart in the Community Ltd (LITC)

Address: Shakespeare Business Centre 245a Coldharbour Lane Brixton SW9 8RR Email: info@litc.org Tel: 020 3397 0303 Fax: 020 7738 3339 Website: litc.org Description LionHeart In The Community (LITC) is a London-based social enterprise providing welfare to work services, work-based learning, training […]

Leaside Wood Recycling Project

Address: Lochnagar Street, Tower Hamlets London E14 0LA Email: info@lwrp.org.uk Tel: 020 7515 5444 Mobile: 07961 913 470 Website: www.lwrp.org.uk Description Here at LWRP we are dedicated to recycling and re-using as much wood as possible in the Greater London area and […]

LB Waltham Forest Bike Recycling Scheme

Address: South Access Road London E10 7AS Email:  wfdirect@walthamforest.gov.uk Tel: 020 8496 3000 Website: www.walthamforest.gov.uk Description Set up to promote safe, reconditioned bikes at a reasonable cost to the general public on the first Saturday of every month.

LB Richmond upon Thames

Address: Civic Centre, 44 York Street, Twickenham, TW1 3BZ Email: eco@richmond.gov.uk Tel: 020 8891 1411 Website: www.richmond.gov.uk Description Office in local authority involved in waste prevention, reuse, composting and recycling activities.

LB Redbridge

Address: Chigwell Road Woodford Bridge IG8 8PQ Tel: 0800 389 9918 Website: www.redbridge.gov.uk Description Local Authority recycling section providing residents with a recycling service.  

McVitie’s unveils ‘Wrappers to Riches’ recycling competition

Recycling specialist TerraCycle and McVitie’s have launched a new recycling fundraising competition which encourages people across the UK to collect and send in waste biscuit wrappers, otherwise destined for landfill, to be recycled into new products. The Wrappers To Riches […]

LB Islington

Address: 222 Upper Street London N7 9TU Email: contact@islington.gov.uk Tel: 020 7527 2000 Website: www.islington.gov.uk Description To increase the amount of material recycled in Islington and to increase knowledge and understanding about recycling.

LB Haringey

Address: Haringey Council, Civic Centre, High Road Wood Green London N22 8LE Email: Environmental.resources@haringey.gov.uk Tel: 020 8489 0000 Website: www.haringey.gov.uk/environment_and_transport/refuseandrecycling.htm Description Haringey’s Environmental Resources Team is expanding from recycling and waste into covering waste prevention/minimisation, energy efficiency and water conservation.

LB Hackney

Address: Hackney Service Centre 1 Hillman Street London E8 1DY Email: info@hackney.gov.uk Tel: 020 8356 3000 Website: www.hackney.gov.uk/waste_prevention.htm Description The London Borough of Hackney has a recycling target of 30% by 2010, actively promotes waste prevention, and engage with a range of communities […]

LB Ealing (Waste minimisation and recycling team)

Address: Ealing Customer Services, Perceval House, 14/16 Uxbridge Road Ealing W5 2HL Email: customers@ealing.gov.uk Tel: 020 8825 5000 Website: www.ealing.gov.uk Description Ealing Council serves the residents and businesses of London’s third largest borough, which is located in the heart of west London. The […]

Councils want transparency for waste shipments

The body representing local authorities within the EU has called for amendments to waste shipment laws that would see exporters of recyclables required to publish the end destinations of all exported material. Plans to put in place stricter inspection requirements […]

Businesses must drive value by reducing exposure to the ‘resource crunch’

BUSINESSES must recognise the severity of operating in a resource constrained environment and adapt their business models for future growth, according to a new report from the Carbon Trust. The report urges businesses to “prioritise resource efficiency or risk getting […]

LB Croydon (Environment and Sustainability Team)

Address: Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk Croydon CR0 1EA. Email: sustainability@croydon.gov.uk Tel: 020 8726 6000 Website: www.croydon.gov.uk Description London Borough of Croydon: The environment and sustainability team works across the council with businesses, schools, community groups and individuals to promote environmentally […]

LB Camden

Address: Camden town hall extension, Argyle Street London WC1H 8NJ Email: recycling@camden.gov.uk Tel: 020 7974 4444 Website: www.camden.gov.uk Description To maintain and improve the street environment for all those who live or work in or visit Camden. We will provide high quality and […]

LB Barnet

Address: North London Business Park (NLBP) Oakleigh Road South London N11 1NP Email: first.contact@barnet.gov.uk Tel: 020 8359 4600 Fax: 020 8359 4156 Website: www.barnet.gov.uk Description Local authority recycling.

Lambeth Friends of the Earth

Address: Balham London SW12 0JD Email: lambethfoe@hotmail.com Tel: 020 8675 2502 Mobile: 07742 646603 Website: www.foe.co.uk/groups/lambeth/ Description To raise local people’s awareness of environmental issues, to encourage them to adopt more environmentally sustainable lifestyle and to campaign locally and nationally for environmental policies.


Address: 124a Becklow Road Chiswick London W12 9HJ Email: andrew@kotuku.org Tel: 020 8740 8855 Mobile: 07958 948 467 Website: www.kotuku.org Description To promote resource efficiency in the construction industry, with a particular emphasis on SME’s, through innovative methods of education, communication and demonstration

Kingston Voluntary Action

Address: Siddeley House, 50 Canbury Park Road Kingston KT2 6LX Email: info@kva.org.uk Tel: 020 8255 3335 Website: www.kva.org.uk Description Kingston Voluntary Action was established in 1968 and is an independent, registered charity. We are the local development agency and umbrella organisation […]

Kingston Community Furniture

Address: Adams House, Dickerage Lane, New Malden London KT3 3SF Email: info@kcfurniture.org.uk Tel: 020 8942 5500 Fax: 020 8942 2762 Website: www.kingstoncommunityfurniture.org Description KVA is the umbrella body for voluntary organisations and community groups in the RB of Kingston Upon Thames. It […]

King Henry’s Walk Garden

Address: King Henry’s Walk Garden, 11c King Henry’s Walk, London N1 4NX Email: info@khwgarden.org.uk Tel: 020 7923 9035 Tel 2: 07507 201453 Website: www.khwgarden.org.uk Description Aim to run a community garden for the local residents in Mildmay. They provide help and […]

Innisfree Housing Association

Address: Redcroft Estate, 226 Iverson Rd London NW6 2HL Email: info@Innisfree.org.uk Tel: 020 7625 1818 Fax: 020 7328 9943 Website: www.innisfree.org.uk Description Innisfree is committed to its prime purpose which is to address the housing and related needs of the Irish community. Through our […]

In Kind Direct

Address: 62-64 Cornhill, London EC3V 3NH Email: info@inkinddirect.org Tel: 020 7398 5510 Fax: 020 7398 5544 Website: www.inkinddirect.org Description In Kind Direct redistributes surplus goods from hundreds of Britain’s best-known manufacturers and retailers to UK charities working at home and abroad. In […]

Ilderton Motor Project

Address: Unit 9a Evelyn Court Grinstead Road London SE8 5AD Email: david_wambebe@btconnect.com Tel: 020 8469 0396 Website: www.ildertonfoundation.org.uk/motor_projects.htm Description To advance the education and training of people who have been convicted of a criminal offence involving a motor vehicle or whose circumstances may […]

Hounslow Community Transport Project

Address: 9 Montague Road, Hounslow, Middlesex, TW3 1JY Email: enquiries@hounslowct.org.uk Tel: 020 8572 8204 Fax: 020 8572 0997 Website: www.hounslowct.org.uk Description Hounslow Community Transport (HCT) is a longstanding registered local charity (No. 291410) that was founded in 1984 with the launch […]

Hospital And Prison Action Network

Address: Wally Foster Centre Homerton Road London E9 5QB Email: hospitalandprisonaction@yahoo.com Tel 1: 0207 923 1962 Tel 2: 07501066097 Fax: 0207 275 8577 Website: hospitalandprisonaction.org Description Hospital and Prison Action Network (HPAN) programme is a problem-solving programme aimed at tackling crime and reducing […]

Hornbeam Environmental Centre

Address: 458 Hoe St Walthamstow E17 9AH Email: info@hornbeam.org.uk Tel: 020 8558 6880 Website: www.hornbeam.org.uk Description To promote a better lifestyle by encouraging healthier eating habits through the provision of a wholefood vegetarian restaurant. To further individual skills by the provision of a […]


Address: Quaker Social Action 17 Old Ford Road Bethnal Green London E2 9PJ Email: homestore@qsa.org.uk Tel: 020 8519 6264 Website: www.quakersocialaction.com/homestore Description Homestore is a community furniture reuse project to enable low income households to furnish their homes without getting into […]

Home Energy Efficiency Training (HEET)

Address: Marsh Street & Trinity URC, 58 Oxford Road Walthamstow London E17 9QL Email: tom@theheetproject.org.uk Tel 1: 020 8520 1900 Tel 2: 020 8520 4554 Website: www.theheetproject.org.uk Description To help low income and vulnerable households to; save money on bills stay warm and […]

Hermitage Community Moorings

Address: Hermitage Community Moorings Limited 16 Wapping High Street London E1W 1NG Email: manager@hcmoorings.org Tel: 020 7481 2122 Website: www.hcmoorings.org Description Hermitage Community Moorings (HCM) is a co-operative which built, owns, and operates a mooring on the Thames at Hermitage […]

Heathrow Special Needs Farm

Address: Bath Road, Longford, West Drayton, Middlesex UB7 0EF Email: specialneedfarm.heathrow@virgin.net Tel: 01753 680330 Website: heathrowspecialneedsfarm.co.uk Description We are a farm which caters for people with disabilities. We have a vegetable garden and polytunnel which we grown vegetables in. We have a range […]

HBC – Highbury Builders Collective

Address: 18b Highbury New Park London N5 2DB Email: info@highburybuilders.co.uk Tel: 020 7503 9914 Website: www.highburybuilders.co.uk Description For the public benefit to conserve and protect the environment by promoting sustainable waste management practices. To advance the education of the public in skills […]

Hammersmith Community Gardens Association

Address: 1 Melina Road London W12 9HY Email: info@hcga.org.uk Tel: 07890 514 050 Website: hcga.org.uk Description Aims and objectives Maintenance of community garden sites; education of schools and local communities re: issues about recycling and sustainability; community development.

Hackney City Farm

Address: 1a Goldsmiths Row, Hackney London E2 8QA Email: farm@hackneycityfarm.co.uk  Tel: 020 7729 6381 Website: hackneycityfarm.co.uk Description Our mission as a local city farm is to be a popular community resource, valued by users, volunteers and staff; recognised as a model of sustainable […]

Growing Communities

Address: The Old Fire Station, 61 Leswin Road London N16 7NX Email: growcomm@growingcommunities.org Tel: 020 7502 7588 Website: www.growingcommunities.org Description Growing Communities is working to create change in Hackney and beyond by improving the food we eat, our community and […]

Ground Work London

Address: 18-21 Morley Street London SE1 7QZ Email: LONDON@groundwork.org.uk Tel: 020 7922 1230 Fax: 020 7922 1219 Website: london.groundwork.org.uk Description Groundwork’s purpose is ‘to build sustainable communities through joint environmental action’. We do this by getting residents, businesses and other local […]

Greenstream Flooring

Address: Unit 3 Rheola Industrial Estate Porth, Rhondda Cynon CF39 0AD Email: info@gsflooring.org.uk Tel: 01443 683123 Website: www.findcarpettiles.co.uk Description Greenstream Flooring is a one stop shop for the fitting, cleaning and supply of new and reclaimed carpet tiles and other […]

Green Peas Events

Address: 61 Pages Hill London N10 1EN Email: info@greenpeasevents.co.uk Tel: 07949 392 708 Website: www.greenpeasevents.co.uk Description Green Peas Events provide nature crafts/recycled art workshops for children aged 3-9 years old and natural messy play for under 5s. They’re aimed to provide an opportunity […]

Good Food Matters

Address: Mickleham Way New Addington Croydon CR0 0PN Email: web@goodfoodmatters.org.uk Tel: 020 8240 1121 Website: www.goodfoodmatters.org.uk Description Our charity ‘Good Food Matters’ is dedicated to supporting disadvantaged children and young people to build healthier lifestyles. We focus on young people in and around […]

Global Action Plan

Address: 9-13 Kean Street London WC2B 4AY Tel: 020 7420 4444 Website: www.globalactionplan.org.uk Description Global Action Plan is the practical environmental charity that helps people to make positive changes at home, at work, at school and in the wider community. […]

Giving World Online

Address: 92 Burleys Way Leicester LE1 3BD Email: brian@givingworldonline.com Tel: 0845 833 3783 Website: www.givingworldonline.com Description Giving World Online is a website that offers a solution for busy companies and organisations that do not have the time or resources to […]


Address: 15 Chatsworth Parade Petts Wood BR5 1DF Tel 1: 01689 638141 Tel 2: 0845 680 3888 Website: www.g2g.org.uk Description Give2give is a re-use and recycling charity based in Bromley. It was established in 2003 by two local residents and […]

Give a car

Address: Giveacar Ltd, 1.06b Riverbank House 1 Putney Bridge Approach London SW6 3JD. Email: support@giveacar.co.uk Tel 1: 020 7736 4242 Tel 2: 0161 261 7445 Website: giveacar.co.uk Description Giveacar is a social enterprise that organises the donation of end-of-life vehicles […]

Genesis Community

Address: Capital House 25 Chapel Street London NW1 5DT Tel: 020 7563 0363 Description Genesis Community aims to continue to build relationships with furniture re-use organisations, so that residents can be offered good quality new and used furniture and white […]

Friends of the Earth

Address: 26-28 Underwood Street LONDON N1 7JQ Tel: 020 7490 1555 Website: www.foe.co.uk Description An environmental campaigning group and charity. Friends of the Earth inspires solutions to environmental problems, which make life better for people. We and our children live […]


Address: Sheringham Road London N7 8PF Email: administration@freightlinersfarm.org.uk Tel: 020 7609 0467 Fax: 020 7609 9934 Website: www.freightlinersfarm.org.uk Description The main objective is the running of a city farm. Bringing rural life to an urban setting. Teaching young and old about farming, […]


Address: 104b Gaisford Street, Camden Town Greater London NW5 Tel: 07962 449573 Website: www.ilovefreegle.org Description “Don’t Throw it Away – Give it Away!” Freegle is a national grassroots organisation of people throughout the UK who are giving and recieving free unwanted […]

Forest Recycling Project

Address: FRP Centre, 2c Bakers Avenue (off Hoe Street) Walthamstow London E17 9AW Email: info@frponline.org.uk Tel: 020 8539 3856 Website: www.frponline.org.uk Description Aims: Forest Recycling Project aims to promote social and environmental justice and help create a sustainable society through practical initiatives to […]

Forest Friendly Furniture Company

Address: Walthamstow Waltham Forest E17 9AW Email: forestfriendlyfurniture@gmail.com Tel: 07909 222 075 Website: www.forestfriendlyfurniture.com Description Help spread the Reduce, reuse, Recycle message to others by taking something that would otherwise be thrown away and turning it into something practical. Provide an opportunity to […]

Forest Farm Peace Garden

Address: Forest Farm Peace Garden Concern, 98-100 Ilford Lane Ilford, Essex IG1 2LD Email: info@forestfarmpeacegarden.org Tel: 020 8477 1655 Website: forestfarmpeacegarden.wordpress.com Description Forest Farm Peace Garden is a registered charity dedicated to environmental and community sustainability. We are committed to organic gardening […]


Address: FoodCycle, Oxford House Derbyshire Street London E2 6HG Email: hello@foodcycle.org.uk Tel: 020 7729 2775 Website: foodcycle.org.uk Description FoodCycle builds communities all over the UK by bringing together surplus food, volunteers and under-utilised kitchen spaces to create nutritious meals for people at risk of […]

Food Up Front

Address: 28, Tooting High Street Wandsworth, London SW17 0RG Email: hello@foodupfront.org Tel: 07816 852 206 Website: foodupfront.org Description To encourage, enable and support individuals to grow some food in whatever outdoor space they have. And in so doing, for those individuals to form […]


Address: Finsbury Park Trust FinSpace 225-229 Seven Sisters Road, Finsbury Park London N4 2DA Tel: 020 7561 5510 Fax: 020 7561 5511 Website: finfuture.btck.co.uk Description We are the legacy organisation of the Finsbury Park Partnership (FPP), whose function was to […]

Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens

Address: The GreenHouse Hereford Street Bristol BS3 4NA Email: admin@farmgarden.org.uk Tel: 0117 923 1800 Fax: 0117 923 1900 Website: www.farmgarden.org.uk Description In London we organise training and networking events for our members and meet three times a year. We provide advice […]


Address: FareShare, Unit 7, Deptford Trading Estate Blackhorse Road, London SE8 5HY Email: enquiries@fareshare.org.uk Tel: 020 7394 2468 Fax: 020 7394 2464 Website: www.fareshare.org.uk Description FareShare is the national charity supporting communities to relieve food poverty. The charity is at the […]

Emmaus South Lambeth

Address: West Norwood, London SE27 0HS Email: esldonations@btconnect.com Tel: 01223 576 103 Website: www.emmaus.org.uk Description Emmaus Communities enable people to move on from homelessness, providing work and a home in a supportive, family environment. Companions, as residents are known, work full time collecting […]

Emmaus Greenwich

Address: Emmaus Greenwich 226 Elmley Street Plumstead London SE18 7NN Email: info@emmausgreenwich.org Tel: 020 8316 5398 Fax: 020 8929 0857 Website: www.emmausgreenwich.org Description Emmaus Greenwich provides formerly homeless people the opportunity to get off the streets and into a structured life […]

Elliot Metal Waste Management & Recycling

Address: Piggery Farm, Hamberlins Lane Northchurch Hertfordshire HP4 3TD Tel 1: 01494 758896 Tel 2: 07591 730415 Website: e-wm.co.uk Description We partner with our customers and communities to manage and reduce waste from collection to disposal while recovering valuable resources and creating […]

Education for All

Address: 10 Princewood Road Earlstrees Industrial Estate Corby, Northamptonshire NN17 4AP Email: enquiries@educationforall.com Tel: 0797 6753397 Website: www.educationforall.com Description Vision: Promote, encourage and enable continuity of quality education in complex emergencies, fragile states and developing countries. Goal: Strengthen national governments […]

Eden at St Paul’s Community Garden

Address: Parish Office, St Paul’s Church Rectory Grove Clapham SW4 0DX Email: admin@stpaulssw4.org Tel: 020 7622 2128 Website: www.stpaulssw4.org Description To set up and run wildlife friendly, environmentally sustainable garden and a community resource: with composting club * recycled art projects * […]

Ecomodo Ltd.

Address: Hampshire SO42 7WB Email: hello@ecomodo.com Tel: 020 3287 0877 Website: ecomodo.com Description The average lifetime usage of a power drill is about 15 minutes. The rest of the time it sits idly in the tool shed, waiting for its moment in […]


Address: The Old School House, Mill Lane Carshalton Surrey SM5 2JY Email: info@ecolocal.org.uk Tel: 020 8770 6611 Website: www.ecolocal.org.uk Description EcoLocal develops and delivers a broad range of environmental sustainability services designed to help people move toward more pro-environmental behaviours. Our services […]

EcoActive Education

Address: Morningside Community Centre Cresset Road London E9 6SJ Email: admin@ecoactive.org.uk Tel: 020 8510 0113 Website: ecoactive.org.uk Description Aims and Objectives: To promote sustainable development in Hackney and north-east London through education programmes which build participants’ knowledge, skills and confidence. To tackle […]

Eco Computer System

Address: Pepys Resource Centre Old Library Deptford Strand London SE8 3BA Email: darren@ecocom.org.uk Tel: 020 8694 5274 Website: www.ecocom.org.uk Description ECO Computer Systems is an innovative social enterprise created to benefit our planet and our children. We offer IT recycling […]

East Thames Group

Address: 29-35 West Ham Lane, Stratford London E15 4PH Email: info@east-thames.co.uk Tel: 020 8522 2000 Website: www.east-thames.co.uk Description We’re one of the largest providers of affordable housing in east London and Essex. We also provide supported care and accommodation for […]

East London Community Recycling Partnership

Address: ELCRP, The Recycling Centre, 6 Muir Road, Nightingale Estate London E5 8PG Email: sonia@elcrp-recycling.com Tel: 020 8986 5608 Fax: 020 8510 9537 Website: www.elcrp-recycling.com Description Cleaning up the inner city, principal concentration on inner city estates, offering food waste […]


Address: 171 Higham Road London N17 6NX Email: info@draigo.com  Tel: 07905 227 269 Website: www.draigo.com Description Innovative eco designer; designing concepts and products using a highly sustainable practice. Many designs use energy-efficient technology and incorporate reused materials.

Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Counselling Service (DASAC)

Address: Homerton Road London E9 5QB Email: mail@dasac.co.uk  Tel: 020 7253 8313 Website: www.dasac.org.uk Description To provide professional counselling/therapeutic service to adults and children who are enduring emotional mental health issues. Dasac is committed to reducing their carbon footprint.

Digibridge Ltd

Address: 3rd Floor, Cityside House, 40 Adler Street Aldgate London E1 1EE Email: digibridge.co.uk Tel: 020 7650 8703 Website: www.digibridge.co.uk Description Promote and advance the use of ICT within low income households. Advance education and skills within deprived communities. Reduce […]

Diaspora Community Projects

Address: 1st Floor, DHL Building Box Lane, Renwick Road Barking, Essex IG11 0SQ Tel: 020 3659 5251 Website: www.diasporacp.org Description the Diaspora Community Project (DCP) is a training consultancy and an employment agency support organisation. We work with marganilised communities to […]

Deptford Action Group for the Elderly

Address: 71 Deptford High Street, Deptford London SE8 4AA Tel: 020 8691 2849 Website: ecs.lewisham.gov.uk/dage Description DAGE is a pensioners’ charity, providing a drop-in and information centre to help pensioners relieve social isolation. DAGE also provides an adjacent charity shop, specialising in […]

Debra Furniture & Electrical Charity Superstore

Address: DEBRA House 13 Wellington Business Park, Dukes Ride Crowthorne Berkshire RG45 6LS Email: debra@debra.org.uk Tel: 01344 771961 Fax: 01344 762661 Website: www.debra.org.uk Description DEBRA is the national charity that supports individuals and families affected by Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) – […]

David Taylor

Address: 5a Welbeck Close London N12 9TU Description David is an IT Manager with an interest in involvement with a self-managed allotment society.

Cultivate London

Address: 65 Tawney Close London W13 9LX Email: adrienne@cultivatelondon.org Tel: 020 8579 7411 Website: cultivatelondon.org Description Cultivate London seeks to convert derelict and vacant land across the city into productive food-growing space, generate training opportunities and jobs for unemployed 16 – 25 year […]

Culpeper Community Garden

Address: 1 Cloudesley Road Islington London N1 0EG Email: gardenworker@gmail.com Tel: 020 7833 3951 Website: www.culpeper.org.uk Description Community managed and run garden used by the public, schools and community groups to promote healthy lifestyles and environmental issues. OVERALL AIM To […]

Corporation of London

Address: Walbrook Wharf, Upper Thames Street London EC4R 3TD Email: recycling@corpoflondon.gov.uk Tel 1: 020 7606 3110 Tel 1: 020 7236 6560 Website: www.cityoflondon.gov.uk Description Our department aims to increase the level of recycling conducted by the City residents and thus […]

Connection Crew

Address: 1 Gainsford Street London SE1 2NE Email: info@connectioncrew.co.uk Tel: 0844 822 1515 Website: www.connectioncrew.co.uk Description Connection Crew is an established London based crewing and logistics business. We provide bright, responsible, committed and skilled crew for the corporate and events […]

Computer Aid International

Address: Brunswick Way London N11 1JL Email:  enquiries@computeraid.org Tel: 020 8361 5540 Website: www.computeraid.org Description Computer Aid International is a UK registered charity which was established in 1998. Computer Aid’s aim is to bridge the digital divide that exists between the rich and […]

Community Composting Network

Address: 67 Alexandra Road Sheffield S2 3EE Email: info@communitycompost.org Tel: 476 9772 Website: www.communitycompost.org Description To provide support and representation for community groups and social enterprises that are in some way involved in the sustainable management of organic waste resources.

Community & Environment Project Office

Address: Unit 1 Vincent House, 2e Nags Head Road, Ponders End Enfield Middlesex EN3 7FN Email: yes.cepo@talktalk.net Tel: 01992 701 438 Website: www.cepo.btik.com Description CEPO promotes food growing, gardening, healthy eating, composting and related environmental activities.

Coin Street Community Builders

Address: 108 Stamford Street London SE1 9NH Email: helpdesk@coinstreet.org Tel: 020 7021 1600 Website: www.coinstreet.org Description Coin Street Community Builders (CSCB) is a development trust and social enterprise which seeks to make the South Bank a better place in which […]


Address: Unit 4NR, Leroy House, 436 Essex Road Islington N1 3QP Email: info@clothesaid.co.uk Tel: 020 7288 8545 Website: www.clothesaid.co.uk Description Clothes Aid is a fully licensed fundraiser complying with all UK Charity Commission regulations concerning the collection and sale of […]

Clearance Solutions Ltd

Address: 163-173 Praed Street London W2 1RH Email: info@clearance-solutions.co.uk Tel: 020 7706 7554 Website: Clearance Solutions Ltd Clearance Solutions Ltd provides an environmentally friendly one-stop clearance service. Clearance Solutions remove, recycle, and reuse unwanted furniture, IT equipment, and rubbish; while […]

City Wood Services

Address: 2 Bromley Hall Road London E14 0LA Email: citywood2010@gmail.com Tel Mobile: 020 7536 4971 Website: www.citywoodservices.com Description Wood collections and recycling, Art and Design and Craft, Community Development

Choice International

Address: Office 14, Ground Floor, Boardman House, 64 Broadway Stratford London E15 1NT Email: admin@choice-international.com Tel: 020 8432 0034 Website: www.choice-international.com Description To increase awareness of equality and diversity and tackle issues arising from disadvantage and discrimination

Children’s S.C.R.A.P. Project

Address: 137 Homerton High St London E9 6AS Email: childrensscrap@btconnect.com Tel: 020 8985 6290 Website: www.childrensscrap.co.uk Description Collecting clean industrial waste for re-use by children and disadvantaged adults in craft, arts and design and technology. They also help many higher education […]

Chelsea Chicks

Rachel (Volunteeer) Tel: 07717 482552 Description Providing low cost reused furniture to people in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea; alleviating poverty while diverting goods from landfill.

Challenge Life

Address: Office 14, Ground Floor, Boardman House, 64 Broadway Stratford Newham E15 4BQ Email: manoj@challengelife.co.uk Tel: 020 8432 0034 Website: www.challengelife.co.uk Description To promote equality and diversity, increase awareness of equality related issues and promote innovative projects.

Consumers of the world unite – you have nothing to lose but the warranty on your bubblejet printers

I’ve just returned from workshop run by the People’s Design Lab (http://www.thepeoplesdesignlab.org.uk/) where we’ve been considering one of perhaps the most cynically produced paraphernalia of modern day living – the bubblejet printer. Seemingly ever cheaper (prices as low as £25 […]

Carbon Descent

Address: 145-157 St John St London EC1V 4PW Email: info@carbondescent.org.uk Tel: 020 7089 6970 Fax: 020 7407 9646 Website: www.carbondescent.org.uk Description Carbon Descent is an independent environmental consultancy and software company with the experience, expertise and commitment to create strategies […]

Camley Street Natural Park (London Wildlife Trust)

Address: 112 Camley Street Greater London London N1C 4PW Email: camleyst@wildlondon.org.uk Tel 1: 020 7833 2311 Tel 2: 020 7261 0447 (main switchboard – London Wildlife Trust) Website: www.wildlondon.org.uk Description Our mission is to fight to sustain and enhance London’s wildlife […]

Calthorpe Project

Address: 258-274 Gray’s Inn Road London WC1X 8LH Email: calthorpe@green-fingers.co.uk Tel: 020 7837 8019 Fax: 020 7713 0321 Website: www.calthorpeproject.org.uk Description Overall Aim: To provide a community centre and garden, enabling local people to improve their quality of life. Objectives: […]

Bromley by Bow Gardens

Address: St Leonards Street Bow London E3 3BT Email: connect@bbbc.org.uk Tel: 020 8709 9735 Description To help young enterprises and small businesses to develop and grow, as well as a health and education centre.

Brixton Remakery

Address: 51 Lilford Road London SE5 9HY Email: hannah@remakery.org Tel: 07919 038 778 Website: www.remakery.org Description The Remakery is an innovative new community project in north Brixton. The co-operative is in the process of renovating a disused underground carpark to […]

Blue Line Sustainable Office Furniture Limited

Address:  Endeavour House, Stansted Airport Essex CM24 1SJ. Email: sales@blueline.uk.com Tel 1: 01279 669 470 Tel 2: 01279 822 179 Fax: 01279 669 471 Website: www.blueline.uk.com Description Blue Line Office Furniture provides office furniture solutions for the South East including […]


 Website: www.beanii.org Description Founded in January 2011, BEANii is an award-winning educational charity based in Westminster that makes it fun for children and young people to explore the science of what makes them feel good and function well. BEANii aims to […]

Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses

Address: Brockwell Park, Brockwell Hall London SE24 6HX Email 1:  garden@brockwellgreenhouses.org.uk  (in the garden) Email 2: education@brockwellgreenhouses.org.uk (helping out with education) Tel: 020 7622 4913 Website: www.brockwellgreenhouses.org.uk/welcome Description To promote the protection and enhancement of the environment. To promote wildlife and biodiversity. […]

British Heart Foundation

Address: Lyndon Place, 2096 Coventry Road Sheldon Birmingham B26 3YU Email: supporterservices@bhf.org.uk Tel: 0300 330 3322 Website: British Heart Foundation Description They have a growing number of Furniture and Electrical (F&E) stores across London, which sell a wide range of donated furniture and […]

Brentford Recycling Action Group

Address: Brentford TW8 0QQ Email: contact@bragonline.org.uk Tel: 020 8583 5060 Website: www.bragonline.org.uk Description BRAG is a non-political community waste action group, made up of local Brentford residents. The formation of BRAG was facilitated by Hounslow Council’s Recycling Team in 1999. The aims […]

BPR Group

Address: 52 Lant Street London SE1 1RB Email: info@bprgroup.co.uk Tel: 020 7407 9100 Fax: 020 7407 9101 Website: www.bprgroup.co.uk Description BPR Group provides a range of services that help its clients operate to the highest environmental standards. We reduce the environmental impact of the […]

BioRegional ReIY

Address:  BioRegional Development Group BedZED Centre, 24 Helios Road Wallington, Surrey SM6 7BZ Tel: 020 8404 4880 Fax: 020 8404 4893 Email: info@bioregional.com Description BioRegional is an entrepreneurial charity, which initiates practical sustainability solutions, and then delivers them by setting up […]

Bikeworks CIC

Address: Bikeworks HQ 138-140 Heath Road Cambridge E1 5QJ Email: enquiries@bikeworks.org.uk Tel: 020 8980 7998 Website: www.bikeworks.org.uk Description Bikeworks, established in 2007, is a social enterprise based in East London. Bikeworks uses bikes to tackle the environmental, social, and economic challenges in London. The […]

Best Before Project

Address: Bury St. Edmunds Suffolk IP33 1TE Email: info@bestbefore.org.uk Tel: 078 2332 3240 Website: www.bestbefore.org.uk Description The aim of the Best Before Project is to reduce food waste by collecting food that is past its ‘best before’ date from food suppliers and re-distributing […]

Barnet Furniture Center

Address: Queens Parade Close, Friern Barnet, London N11 3FY Email: info@barnetfurniturecentre.org Tel: 020 8361 6802 Website: www.barnetfurniturecentre.org Description To provide affordable furnishing for those families on low income. To support the community by providing training opportunities to those with learning difficulties and to […]

Barking & Dagenham CVS

Address: Ripple Centre, 121-125 Ripple Road Barking London IG11 7FN Email: info@bdcvs.org.uk Tel: 020 8532 7300 Website: www.bdcvs.org.uk Description The CVS exists to create and promote the voluntary and community sector in Barking and Dagenham, helping it to be effective, influential, flexible, responsive, value […]

Art in the Park

Address: Chumleigh Gardens, Burgess Park London SE5 0RJ Email: studio@artinthepark.co.uk Tel: 020 7277 4297 Website: artinthepark.co.uk Description Art in the Park works towards developing projects that encourage and promote greater understanding of the natural environment and heritage and appreciation of it through music, […]

Arcola Theatre

Address: 24 Ashwin St London E8 3DL Email: feimatta@arcolatheatre.com Tel: 020 7503 1646 Website: www.arcolatheatre.com Description Arcola Theatre combines award winning professional theatre, community engagement and sustainability. Aims: 1. Produce more award-winning home-grown plays 2. Build wider partnerships with high-calibre UK and […]

Alara Wholefoods

Address: 110-112 Camley Str. London N1C 4PF Email: enquiry@alara.co.uk Tel: 020 7387 9303 Fax: 020 7388 6077 Website: www.alara.co.uk Description Alara Wholefoods manufactures various different types of muesli including organic, fair trade, gluten free and nut free. We aim to do this […]

Age UK Hounslow

Address: Alexandra House, Albany Road, Brentford, Middlesex TW8 0NE Email: info@ageconcernhounslow.org.uk Tel: 020 8560 6969 Fax: 020 8890 4576 Website: www.ageuk.org.uk/hounslow Description Age Concern Feltham Hanworth and Bedfont owes its existence to the interest and concern of the local community for its older residents. […]

Acton Recycling Community

Address: 124 S Ealing Rd London W5 4QJ Tel: 020 8840 4636 Description To relieve persons in need – those suffering from drug or alcohol addiction by provision of rehabilitative training.

Action for Community & Environment (ACE)

Address: The Grayston Centre 28 Charles Square London N1 6HT Email: info@ace.org.uk Tel: 020 7250 6961 Website: www.ace.org.uk Description ACE is charity which engages individuals and communities to live more sustainably and supports communities to develop skills, structures and networks to be able to […]

Action Acton

Address: 16-18 Crown Street, Acton Ealing London W3 8SB Email: info@actionacton.com Tel : 0208 993 9605 Fax : 0208 993 0998 Website: www.actionacton.com  Description Action Acton’s core objectives are to help disadvantaged, unemployed individuals secure employment, education, training and qualifications and self […]

W-h-ither waste?

After graduating and after getting over the initial ‘yuck, rubbish’ factor, I was grateful I worked in recycling. Why? Well, many of my fellow students ended up in a variety of green sectors, mostly things like conservation and climate change, […]

The Power of Stuff

I have just spent the day facilitating a Resource Business course at LCRN towers. And it was one of those days where it was an honour just to observe others in action. On the one hand, we had a range […]

What is waste?

So to begin at the beginning… We may as well outline LCRN’s credo. You’ll be able to find this in the “About us” section where it will remain to let others know what we are all about, but to give […]

Crisp diversifies for sustainable development in Southwark

Crisp is an off-shoot of the Elephant Jobs charity. It has grown rapidly since its beginning in 1993 and is now highly regarded as a valuable asset to sustainable development in Southwark and, indeed, to London overall. Its work is […]

Free workshop – How to increase textile reuse, save money and reduce CO2

Textile reuse charity TRAID is delivering a free workshop on how to increase textile reuse, save money and reduce CO2. The workshop covers: the social, environmental and economic impacts of textile waste; maximising the diversion of textiles and increasing reuse […]

London Re-use’s Featherstone is a Master of Waste

Richard Featherstone, development manager of LCRN’s commercial arm, London Re-use Ltd, has been named as one of the Masters of Waste in Resource magazine’s Hot 100 list. Featherstone has jumped to 29th this year from 96th last year, which he […]

Heathrow Special Needs Farm

Longford, Middx London UB7 0EF

The Vine Project

Willow Lane Ind Estate Surrey CR4 4NB

Bikeworks CIC

138 – 140 Cambridge Heath Rd London E1 5QJ

Action Acton

Ealing W3 8SB

Trinity Activities

Uxbridge UB8 1SZ


Unit 7-9 Brandon Street London SE17 1NA

Forest Recycling Project

Walthamstow London E17 9JH


Charity Number: 1118616 | Company Number: 4323551