A leading figure in the green movement and a vocal critic of wasteful practices such as throwing away waste, Tom Heap has launched a website to get people talking about the need to reform the way we recycle. The Countryfile Star got behind the recycling campaign of Viridor, a company that manufactures an environmentally friendly cleaning product. His aim is to help persuade people to take an active role in helping the environment. In a way, he’s encouraging them to “recycle” their old tinned products and other waste, into something else, good for the earth, good for humanity and good for their wallet.
Waste management is an area of great concern in the UK. There are two main ways in which we can recycle – through the process of re-use or by means of new processes like landfills. However, according to the report, just 10% of UK households recycle anything at all. Worse still, as the population continues to grow, more households need to start taking responsibility for recycling their waste. So what’s stopping them? There are a number of reasons.
One is simply lack of awareness. Another is that people think that they can’t afford to save the planet and so don’t. There is also a perception that the public doesn’t understand how landfills work. And while it’s true that it’s not easy to talk about the issue of waste management in the UK, one thing we can all agree on is the need to improve it – and the country needs to do it sooner rather than later.
The country needs to create more landfills, and if it can’t do that, well then there are other solutions. That’s where Tom Heap comes into play. He’s an environmental charity based in the north-west of England who has been working on composting, re-farming and recycling ideas. He’s also set up the Countryfile website, which aims to help UK residents take responsibility for their waste and make the most out of recycling. It’s a community based website that brings together groups of people who have an interest in recycling and/or composting and offers opportunities to get behind recycling through its simple yet comprehensive search engine.
The site also gives you tips and advice on how to recycle correctly, whether you’re a complete novice or an expert. It’s up to you to make the call about whether you think that you need to refine your composting plans. It does this by suggesting ways to create your ideal compost pile and by showing you where you can compost. There are also videos you can watch, showing you exactly how the composting process works.
You’ll also find more information about the other projects and initiatives the Star gets behind, including programmes to improve food storage. It’s an exciting time to be thinking about composting. It’s been shown that it’s an important way to help the environment and it also makes a contribution to helping to provide for your family. There are many ways you can help. Find out where you can get the best composting at the lowest cost, in the most rural areas and by recycling.