Waste and consumption

If we are to live sustainably on this planet, we must stop sending our stuff to landfill.

We must also stop burning it and that means banning single use plastic, moving to a system of buying less, using more lending and sharing schemes, finding innovative ways to tackle food waste, increasing refill and repair schemes and upcycling a lot of the products that are currently deemed to be ‘waste’.

We're calling on the Welsh Government to:

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Let's turn Black Friday into Green Friday


Friends of the Earth Cymru, with a group of Wales-based businesses and organisations, launched a campaign in a bid to get people to reject Black Friday on 26 November 2021.

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Play it Again Sport makes sport accessible


A social enterprise with a mission has recently been awarded a grant by the People's Postcode Lottery and won the BASIS Social Impact, Engagement and Education Award 2021).

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Wales needs to be zero waste by 2030


'Every generation blames the one before’, so goes a line from Mike and the Mechanics 1988 song The Living Years. It’s not about planetary destruction but is about the relationship between one generation and the next.  

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Beyond Recycling strategy has some nice surprises!


Bleddyn Lake reflects on what the new Welsh Government circular economy strategy means for people living in Wales.

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A sustainable baby box for all new parents in Wales


Friends of the Earth Cymru are calling on the Welsh Government to give all new parents in Wales a sustainable baby box as part of their new zero waste strategy, 'Beyond Recycling.'

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