An 80’s three bedroom bungalow with early style double glazing, cavity wall insulation, gas condensing combi boiler, open coal effect gas fire and 200mm of loft insulation. Read how two years of planned retrofitting has improved the energy performance from a D (64) to a B (87).
Creating a sustainable, environmentally conscious community in Colwich and the Haywoods, Staffordshire.
Plastic-free and zero waste shops are on the rise as the demand for more eco-friendly options continues to grow.
Roots Larder is run as a ‘not-for-profit’ Community Interest Company (CIC), which means any money made gets reinvested back into the shop and projects to support the community in reducing waste, promoting recycling and providing sustainable alternatives to single use plastic. The shop sells a wide range of wholefoods, loose leaf teas and confectionery, which are all sold by weight, and there is also a refill station supplying household cleaning products, everything from laundry detergent to liquid hand soap and multi-surface cleaners.
and one to watch – Zero Waste Scotland press release 19 October 2020
… a total of £600,000 in grant funding provided by the Scottish Government and European Regional Development Fund to empower shops, from Shetland to Arran and all the islands in between, to take the next steps in the war on waste by ditching single-use packaging and moving to reusable options. Single use grocery packaging, from tubs and trays to bottles and bags account for around 13 per cent of all household waste across the country.