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23rd May 2019 | By Matt Hartless

Envirolution: Manchester’s first official plastic-free festival and entry is free as well!

Envirolution is set this year to become Manchester’s first official plastic-free festival Following Andy Burnham’s plastic-free Manchester campaign, the festival crew worked to ensure all...

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6th March 2019 | By Lewis Finney

‘We need a miracle’: the battle to save Ryebank Fields from development

Campaigners in Chorlton are fighting to save former playing fields from development into homes

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14th December 2018 | By Henry Walker

Manchester Friends of the Earth launch ‘plastic-free Christmas’ campaign

With all the wrapping, decorations, and food that come with it, you might think Christmas is the worst time of year to think about going...

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11th December 2018 | By Hannah Lemoine

Raising awareness of the harmful effects of the fast fashion industry on the environment #slowdownfastfashion

A campaign to #SlowDownFastFashion This is a campaign to raise awareness of the environmental impacts of fast fashion. Fast fashion is defined as ‘inexpensive clothing produced...

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26th November 2018 | By Tasnim Khan

Clean Air? Be Aware campaign launched to raise awareness about toxic fumes in Manchester’s air

Dangerous air pollution levels in Greater Manchester are costing the regional economy £1bn every year and causing a harmful impact on the health of people living...

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12th November 2018 | By nq_admin

Campaign launched to make straws out of biodegradable plastic

Plastic straws are under fire for their contribution to the global plastic crisis, with an estimated 4.4 billion being used annually in the fast food...

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30th October 2018 | By Danielle Wroe

Boohoo! Fashion brand under spotlight for contributing to ‘throwaway’ clothes culture

Manchester-based fashion brand Boohoo has been slammed in Parliament for selling £5 garments which even charity shops will not accept. A total of 400,000 tons of...

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12th October 2018 | By Daniel Davies

Litter and lack of street cleaners hinder Manchester’s bid to be UK’s first tidy city by 2020

Councillors have agreed that the city needs to take bolder steps if it is to achieve its aim of becoming the UK’s first ‘tidy city’...

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12th April 2018 | By Danielle Kenneally

Coffee cup recycling myth busted as UK’s greenest university MMU tackles the issue

Manchester Met, the UK’s greenest university, has pledged to cut the use of single-use paper coffee cups which contaminate recycling bins. Coffee cups are fourth on...

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19th January 2018 | By Tom Brady

120-mile Northern Forest project will involve planting of 50m trees over 25 years

More than 50 million tress will be planted from Liverpool to Hull as the Woodland Trust look to create a gigantic new Northern Forest. Environment...