FILM: Trashed (with Jeremy Irons) – Friday 14th June

trashed_movie_poster_a3_web_v3When: Friday 14th June 7.30 for 8pm

Where: The Duke William, Coventry Street, Stourbridge, DY8 1EP

What: Film – TRASHED (with Jeremy Irons)

We buy it, we bury it, we burn it and then we ignore it. Does anyone think about what happens to all the trash we produce? We keep making things that do not break down. We have all heard these horrifying facts before, but with Jeremy Irons as our guide, we discover what happens to the billion or so tons of waste that goes unaccounted for each year.

Each year, we now throw away fifty-eight billion disposable cups, billions of plastic bags, 200 billion litres of water bottles, billions of tons of household waste, toxic waste and e-waste. Irons sets out to discover the extent and effects of the global waste problem, as he travels around the world to beautiful destinations tainted by pollution.

This is a meticulous, brave investigative journey that takes Irons (and us) from scepticism to sorrow and from horror to hope. Brady’s narrative is vividly propelled by an original score created by Academy Award winning composer Vangelis.

More info: http://www.trashedfilm.com

Recycling plastic in Stourbridge

Dudley Council now provides Plastic Bottle Recycling at these sites:

  • Sainsbury’s, Sandringham Way
  • Stafford Street Car Park, Dudley
  • Birmingham Street Car Park, Halesowen
  • Morrisons Stallings Lane, Kingswinford
  • Co-op, Halesowen Road, Quinton
  • Co-op, High Holborn, Sedgley
  • Church Street Car Park, Stourbridge
  • Wordsley Green Car Park, Wordsley
  • Stourbridge Household Waste Recycling Centre (Stourbridge Tip)

Also See: Full List of Recycling Sites on the Dudley Council Website

Could we have a Tip Reuse Shop in Stourbridge?

A tip (Reuse) shop is based at the local household waste site and intercepts items destined for the skips. They are usually run by a charity. The advantages are lots of stuff gets diverted from landfill and gets reused. Also an income is generated for a local charity.

Stourbridge Civic Amenity Site currently doesn’t have any plans for a Reuse / Recycling Shop.

Report on Tip Shop Visit

On the 20th February we went to Burton Farm Household Waste Recycling Centre, near Stratford-upon-Avon and Princes Drive Household Waste Recycling Centre in Leamington Spa.

Staff at both places were very welcoming, enthused and informing.
Continue reading “Could we have a Tip Reuse Shop in Stourbridge?”