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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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February 2 2018

Give plastic bags a break

Plastic is headline news. The start of 2018 has seen reports of China restricting the import of certain materials for recycling. There has been increased interest in plastics, which are frequently collected in local authority recycling schemes, as a result of this.
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