Month: October 2019

Pumpkin plea to save Halloween from costly waste


Simple steps can stop Halloween becoming a frightening waste of resources and cash with lots of single-use plastic, according to Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP). From costumes to the classic pumpkin, there are easy ways to reduce waste, reuse resources and recycle well to ensure the minimum ends up in landfill. Instead of shop-bought wear-once plastic…

As clocks go back, check electrics to stay safe


Clocks go back one hour on Sunday 27 October, and Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) says it is a useful reminder to stay safe by checking electrical equipment. Among the items SWP suggests worth checking are smoke detectors and other monitors for carbon monoxide and radon, fire alarms, anything with batteries and the batteries themselves, plus…