Riverside Clean Truro - Boscawen Park
Members and friends from Truro Evolution and Redruth Rotarians joined Emily from Beach Guardian for the riverside beach clean at Boscawen Park. We picked up 176 kilos of rubbish from the side of the riverbank in two hours!
What is the Beach Guardian initiative?
An organised trip to the “Suez Materials Recycling Facility”, at Bodmin, provided us with an opportunity to gain a better understanding of recyclable materials and how we can improve our approach towards domestic waste recycling.
Our visit started with a session, where we enjoyed a talk from our guide, then donned hi-vis vests and headphones for a tour of the recycling waste - receiving, sorting, and bailing plant, viewing this from a raised platform. Thereafter, we returned to the classroom to reflect on what we had just seen, followed by a quiz.
Our guide covered several topics concerning ways of recycling all types of material that one finds at their local household waste recycling centre. She also informed us about Resource (Reuse and Recycle) shops, the swap bookshelf at the local library, unaccepted plants to be placed in green waste, as well as other recycling topics.A highlight of her talk was bringing together the 4R’s:
Refuse don’t buy if not really needed
Reduce limit the amount of waste we create,
Reuse take your own mug when visiting a cafe
Recycle save creating new products.
National Lobster Hatchery
The National Lobster Hatchery is a marine conservation, research and education charity based in Padstow, Cornwall, UK. What makes us unique is that our work is specifically related to a commercial species – The European Lobster and in the last few years we have successfully established ourselves as a centre of expertise on a global scale.
Surfers Against Sewage
Surfers Against Sewage is a national marine conservation and campaigning charity that inspires, unites and empowers communities to take action to protect oceans, beaches, waves and wildlife.
"Live lightly on this world as we only have the one. Stop over producing and stop making people live such hard lives, just to earn a crust. We are aiming for right livelihoods and creative solutions. Keep it local and simple: appropriate and as gentle as can be"
Researchers from England’s University of Exeter have created a new technology they say "could revolutionise the construction industry".Academics from the Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Science department have developed a solar power technology that fits into glass blocks.
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