How many bins do we need in Croydon?

Posted on July 26th, by Uday Shukla in Politics & Society. 3 comments

How workable is Croydon Council’s new recycling policy? And how many bins are too many?

When someone has a good idea, praise is not always that forthcoming – but when they have a bad idea, everyone’s a critic. Personally, I usually reserve judgement for a while before making up my mind. However every now and again, there’s an idea that’s so ill-conceived, you wonder how on earth … Read More »

Re-using bikes: in Croydon, recycling means exactly what it says

Posted on September 18th, by Andrew Dickinson in Politics & Society. 9 comments

How one man and sixty bikes stayed the course and avoided the scrapheap

Just a little story to share with you.

One of the original projects on the Croydon ReUse site was a social enterprise that would make use of unwanted bikes. These would either be donated machines from the public or cycle shops where they had done a trade-in. Or, believe it or not, where … Read More »

Love Food Hate Waste Part 2 – A Cold Wind Blowing

Posted on February 13th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Politics & Society. 5 comments

In the second part to her spotlight on the Love Food Hate Waste campaign, ‘A Cold Wind Blowing’, Liz Sheppard-Jones explains what impact the recession has had on efforts to curb needless waste, what the role of businesses is in all of this, and what Croydonians can do to get involved

A cold wind blowing

A socio-economic elephant squats dead-centre in the room when it comes … Read More »

Love Food Hate Waste Part One – Think Globally, Act Croydon

Posted on February 5th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Politics & Society. 5 comments

In this first part of a series, Liz Sheppard-Jones notes some startling news about the state of recycling in Croydon

Croydon has received some extremely good news. We waited a long time, we made a lot of effort, powerful forces weighed in to make it happen – basically, we’d earned it. But the big announcement still came as a surprise. It’s not often that we … Read More »