Friday, 6 September 2013

Call for action: help improve the EU's recycling targets!

In our 21st Century world, recycling is finally getting the attention it deserves as a vitally important process in society. We are steadily moving towards what is known as a circular economy, where recycling waste will play a central role.

The EU is currently reviewing its recycling target for 2020, which currently stands at 50%. But, as Friends of the Earth note, it could be so much higher. We'll need to be more ambitious if we want to ensure a cleaner environment and an economy that has a healthy consumption of resources. Please sign this petition calling for higher recycling targets in the EU! We only have until 10th September to make our voices heard on this issue, and it'll only take you a minute.

If you run a business that aims for higher recycling rates, contact us! Take a look at what EMERGE can offer you.

EMERGE provides environmental education and advice on resource management, waste composition and sustainable procurement issues. 

We are now working in partnership with Cooler to deliver ‘Carbon Literacy’ trainings for businesses across Greater Manchester. This is a relevant, informative and practical training – you will return to your desk/vehicle/role knowing what your personal carbon footprint is and with actions you can do to reduce it. 
For more info see or speak to Liz Lauder on 0161 223 8200 to book your places. 

Visit our new Pop-Up Shop in Manchester city centre! Promoting the 3Rs of waste reduction, reuse and recyling, we are selling goodies and local arts and crafts with a 'Made in Manchester' theme. We have cards, soaps, jewellery, second hand books, clothes, records, bric a brac and lots of gift ideas from the cheap and cheerful to great works of art! 
Find us at Brazennose House West, Brazennose St, M2 5AS. Opening hours are usually 12-5pm Wed-Sat but are subject to change. Please contact for more info.

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