120 jobs in the UK’s small but impressive plastics recycling industry – a key part of the green economy – hang in the balance. The survival of a major recycling facility in Dagenham has been put under threat by some of the country’s biggest retailers.
In spite of the odds, wind power is going from strength to strength – which is why it has never been more important for us to speak out and back local projects if we want to do our bit to tackle climate change.
Like many people I first came across Arundhati Roy when I read her 1997 Booker-Prize winning God of Small Things. But what really knocked my socks off was her small book The Cost of Living, published in 1999.
At this time of conspicuous consumption spare a thought for those less fortunate among us. In the UK that means a great deal less fortunate – we have one of the highest levels of inequality of a ‘developed’ country.
A fortnight before Christmas the European Commission looked set to axe two important plans for environmental protection. But in a flurry of activity and with the help of thousands of supporters, we helped to stop it.