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Wrinkled veg and half-eaten humous

Emma Barnett from Love Food Hate Waste came to talk to us on 7th July.  She started off with some scary facts:  In the UK we throw away enough food, from our homes, to fill Wembley Stadium to the brim nine times over – every year’; ‘Wasting food costs the average family £480 a year. … Continue Reading


Sign our petition this weekend!

Our first stall was a great success despite the torrential rain shower!  We got 175 signatures on our petition to cut excess packaging by supermarkets and restaurant chains.  The plan is to take this to local supermarket and restaurant managers as well as forwarding to our local MP Lynne Featherstone.  We’ll be at O’Neills on Muswell Hill … Continue Reading


MHSG launches Packaging Campaign

Irritated by triple wrapped foods and toys?  Multi-compartmented plastic trays that weigh more than the food in them, masquerading under descriptions such as ‘lunchbox’ or ‘snack pack’? Huge cardboard boxes for small items from Amazon? The carbon footprint of unnecessary packaging is still a huge issue and although recycling rates are better than they were … Continue Reading


Recycle those bins!

MHSG member Ruth Edwards is an expert on recycling.  But she was baffled by the surplus of green bins, made redundant by the Council’s introduction of green wheelies.  It was unclear whether a plastic bin was suitable for co-mingled recycling and anyway she didn’t want to part with an old friend.  Suddenly she had an … Continue Reading


MHSG supports Haringey Council’s move to fortnightly waste collections


There’s a lot of griping about the council’s move to fortnightly collections. Some people just don’t like change, and others will do anything for the environment short of…well, actually doing something. Local Friends of the Earth groups have issued a statement in support of the move, which says: “We welcome the Council’s move to introduce … Continue Reading

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Reducing food waste on the Broadway


According to WRAP, the waste action group, , 5.3m tonnes of still-edible food is thrown away each year.  The Best Before project www.bestbefore.org.uk  has the desperately sensible mission of redistributing unsold food from retailers which is past its Best Before date, to those who will benefit from it such as soup kitchens and community groups. … Continue Reading


Another Compost Give Away 11th March


A repeat of the very successful compost give away.  Sponsored by En10ergy and Sustainable Haringey it will be held at the Paddock Car Park, Alexandra Park, Sunday 11th March, 10-3pm.   The compost is made from our own garden and food waste at the Edmonton Eco-Park.  Take a look at this short film of the last … Continue Reading


The great compost give-away


The Great Compost Giveaway 2011 was organised by Sustainable Haringey, Muswell Hill Sustainability Group and en10ergy and was meant to start at 10 am on Sunday 30 October in the Paddocks Car Park, Ally P. However, punters with shovels and bags started streaming in from 9.30 and 14 tonnes of compost were cleared by about … Continue Reading


Compost giveaway


Remember all that green and food waste you put out for the Little Green men to collect? Well, it’s been processed in the Edmonton Eco Park and is now being returned to the community as compost by courtesy of the Council, the Warner Estates Residents Association and the Muswell Hill Sustainability Group. So roll up … Continue Reading


Recycle your phones and ink cartridges for MHSG


Donate your ink cartridges and mobile phones for Muswell Hill Sustainability! Pick up freepost envelopes at Nancy Hocking’s (mailto:sustainability@nancyhocking.com) or leave your used ink cartridges and mobiles at her house and she will send them off to Recycle 4 Charity. Muswell Hill Sustainability Group will recieve £1 for every cartridge, more for laser or toner … Continue Reading

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