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Crowdleaf Newsletter 4th April 2018

Crowdleaf Newsletter 4th April 2018

Welcome to this weeks Crowdleaf  Newsletter!

Lets start with the depressing same old line we at Crowdleaf hear all too often.

‘unless everyone thinks or acts responsibly with what they do with their waste, whats the point as there will always be a problem?’ (honestly I have heard this). My reply is: ‘Think of it like a ripple effect, once one makes a change and sets a good example, others start to think then act. This is thinking about our children too and setting good life lessons for them to follow’.


Will you be an a person to follow or a person who follows?

If everyone had this attitude, not only will the ocean be empty of sea life replaced by pollution, we will be swimming in our own rubbish in no time so a big massive thank you goes out to all who are working so hard for the welfare of the planet because it does go a long way to make it a better place.

In 1 week, we have our CrowdLeaf Litter Picking event at Southampton Common so please keep a space in the diary and meets us down there!

We have a great guest article and infographic about why straws are bad for the environment so a big thank you Hugh for taking the time to create this piece.

We are still looking to organise a regular Plogging event so anyone who is interested please contact us and we will arrange a date for this to start.

Also listen out for CrowdLeaf’s Ryan Carter on Voice FM Radio 103.9 on Thursday 6th April.

For anyone who would like their event or article on our weekly newsletter please contact us.

Hope you all have a great week!

Ps. Lots of events happening this month so please check them out in the Events section! 🙂

Guest Article

By Hugh at Get Green Now

Plastic straws are everywhere. They come with soft drinks, juice boxes, and are even available at many restaurants. Each day, we use straws, largely without even noticing them. It is for this reason that seemingly small and negligible plastic straws have become so damaging to the environment.

This infographic by Get Green Now helps to illustrate the damaging effects of a single plastic straw on the environment. It also displays interesting facts to help make it easier to understand the sheer severity of the global plastic problem.

Why Are Straws Bad For The Environment, (Facts, Statistics and Infographic)

The War On Plastic

‘Largest’ Plastics Haul In Cardiff River Bank Clean-Up

Co-op To Switch Own-Brand Water To 50% Recycled Plastic Bottles

Bottle And Can Deposit Return Scheme Gets Green Light In England

Government Considering Plastic Bottle Deposit Scheme To increase Recycling And Reduce Litter

First Of London’s New Drinking Fountain Locations Revealed

‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’ Sprawing With Far More Debris Than Thought

Climate Change, Pollution and Energy

Fiji PM: Climate Change Threatens Our Survival

‘Extreme’ Fossil Fuel Investments Have Surged Under Donald Trump, Reports Reveal

Climate Change Soon To Move 140m People, World Bank Warns

Destruction Of Nature As Dangerous Climate Change, Scientists Warn

European Cities Consider Making Public Transport Free To Tackle Air Pollution

Pollution Experts Quit Clean Air Group

Wildlife, Conservation and Environment

UK To Tighten Laws On ‘Abhorrent’ Ivory Trade

Underwater Melting Of Antarctic Ice Is Far Greater Than Thought, Study Finds

A Week In Wildlife – Stunning Images

3 Million Mice And Voles Die Trapped In Bottles

Sadiq Khan Accuses Ministers Of Stalling Over Post-Brexit Environment Watchdog

Bulgarians Rush To Save A Phalanx Of Distressed Frozen Storks

Hoe IVF And Stem Cell Science Could Save The Northern White Rhino From Extinction

Australian’s Birds Are Not Being Protected By Environment Laws, Report Says

Sustainability and Recycling

2,000 People Took This Recycling Test – And None Of Them Scored 100%

This College Wants To Be The First 100% Renewable Campus In The World

Leather made From Pineapple Leaves

Portland Pub Replaces Beef With Vegan ‘Impossible’ Burgers


Surfers Against Sewage Big Spring Beach Clean 7th April

CrowdLeaf’s Litter Picking Walk 10th April

Portsmouth Green Drinks 11th April 

Greenpeace April Social and Meeting 17th April

Sustainability Mic Night 20th April

Southampton Sustainable Fashion Fest 2018 21st April

Salisbury Vegan Fayre 29th April

Swanage Pier Dive And Litter Pick 12th May

Sholing Valley’s Spring Fayre 2018 19th May


Handy Websites

Something we look to help businesses do in the future. If you are a business that is in the waste(not) business please get in touch –Mixed Plastic Banks In Southampton

Here is Southampton’s list on what to put into your blue lid recycling bin: What Can I Recycle?

Pledge Your Commitment To Improving Hampshires Recycling Habits

Hampshire Recycling

This brilliant website gives tips and ideas about food waste and how to reduce it.

Love Food Hate Waste

Instead of throwing out or bagging up (to gather dust) all those clothes children quickly grow out of this is a brilliant website to buy or sell unwanted children clothes. It is run by a busy mum who also knows what it’s like with ever growing children and the endless amount of clothes children accumulate.

‘Last year a quarter of the clothing we got rid of was simply thrown away. That’s a staggering 300,000 tonnes that went into landfill. So many of those items could have been re-used and enjoyed by a another child, instead of contributing to the destruction of the planet.’


Contact us!

Please join us on Facebook, like and share with fellow environmental and wildlife enthusiasts where we will keep you up to date with climate change, sustainable and wildlife and conservation news and anything else green.

We would also like to start adding a directory to our newsletter, making it more accessible for everyone to gain information, join other environmental groups or eco-friendly businesses that sell eco-friendly products. If you or someone you know are interested, please contact us. We can also help advertise and advise on any campaigns and fundraising events, with the option to advertise on our webpage, facebook and newsletters.

Equally if you have an article or blog which is relevant to the local or global cause of making the world cleaner and greener or feel there is an issue that could be part of a discussion, then feel free to send it over and we can publish it.

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On behalf of CrowdLeaf,

Vicky & Ryan

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See you next time!






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