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August 1 2018

3 in 4 people confused about how best to reduce environmental impact of plastic

New research1 released today by North London Waste Authority (NLWA) has found that the ‘Blue Planet effect’ has resulted in 69% of people trying to change their habits to help the environment, although 3 out of 4 are confused about how to best reduce single use plastic. Only 1 in 4 people realise that prevention is better than cure when it comes to reducing the environmental impact of plastic.
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July 25 2018

Closure of In-Vessel Composting (IVC) Facility

North London sends over half a million tonnes of waste (582,797 tonnes in 2017-18) for disposal each year. Whilst every effort is made to encourage recycling across north London, not everyone recycles and not everything is recyclable so the ‘leftover’ waste needs disposing of properly and safely. The majority of the leftover or ‘residual’ waste is taken to the Edmonton EcoPark ‘Energy from Waste’ site where it is turned into energy to help power homes. The current centre at the EcoPark is nearly 50 years old and needs replacing to continue to process north London’s residual waste. North London Waste Authority (NLWA) has therefore obtained approval to build a new Energy Recovery Facility (ERF), and associated development, at the site.
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July 23 2018

People of north London - Test your food-storing skills to win one of two £350 travel vouchers!

North London Waste Authority (NLWA) is offering north London residents a chance to learn more about how to store their food to make it last longer over the hot summer months and in return enter into a prize draw to win one of two £350 travel vouchers. With this summer being so particularly hot and long, NLWA is keen to encourage residents to save themselves money and reduce their food waste by storing fresh produce in the best possible way.
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June 5 2018

North London residents encouraged to reduce food waste and single-use plastic for World Environment Day

Today, Tuesday 5 June, is World Environment Day. This year’s theme ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ challenges us all to reduce the amount of plastic we use and throw away. For instance, swapping your disposable coffee cup for a reusable one. North London Waste Authority (NLWA) is keen to help north London residents reduce their waste and is running a series of events to help residents make that switch.
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March 27 2018

Industry leaders discuss food waste reduction at NLWA’s annual conference

With reusable coffee cups aplenty and lots of ‘passing’ on plastic, waste prevention couldn’t be higher on the public’s agenda. It was therefore perfect timing for the 2018 North London Waste Prevention Exchange – by all accounts the only annual conference in the UK which focuses solely on waste prevention. Running now for the fourth year, it’s clear that responsible disposal of waste is of critical importance.
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March 7 2018

Wonky veg and single-use plastic: environmentalism has gone mainstream, so what next for the waste industry?

Waste has never been higher in the public mind. Blue Planet II has catalysed demands for action. Not a week goes by without a new fuss over coffee cups, or plastic straws or water bottles. The issue has such a high public profile that the Prime Minister has felt the need to make waste the focal point of a major speech – the first set piece PM speech on the environment since 2000.
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