Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Daily Reviewer Top 100 Recycling Blogs

Greetings,

I just wanted to write a quick line to say thanks very much to everyone at The Daily Reviewer for placing me in their top 100 recycling blogs! You might have noticed my shiny new badge on the right hand side of the page. It's really nice to be commended for the blog and I hope you will all continue to enjoy my musings about recycling and sustainability.

Onwards & upwards!

Lucy.

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Green Thinking In The Construction Industry?

Greetings,

I was browsing Twitter and came across a link to this article and was really interested by the use of recycled plastic as a concrete aggregate. The con s truction industry is responsible for generating huge amounts of landfill waste (albeit often inert) , so to see an innovative use of a potentially difficult waste stream being recycled into a useable long-term product is encouraging. I would be interested to know what the long term implications of the product are, for example is it durable? What happens when is it breaks down and what environmental impacts the plastic will have when used in this format?

I’m not entirely convinced that this is the best practical final use of the material, but it’s good to see the construction industry getting its ‘green’ hard hat on.

Onwards & upwards!

Lucy.

Friday, 4 September 2009

Greetings,

A slightly different blog today as I have just been interviewed by someone from The Carbon Trust, who has been tasked with interviewing the 30 most influential environmental blogs at the moment! Their reason for this was to investigate a range of social media tools to communicate their mission about moving the country towards a low carbon economy.

Interestingly, it seems that blogs are increasingly being targetted by organisations as a medium for communicating generally, and many bloggers are being approached by big corporates to promote their specific products. As a much more diffuse form of media I'm sure it could be less transparent about who is saying what and why, although more traditional journalists are not free from corruption

I can assure you that I'm unlikely to be bought off, although I must admit now before it hits the headlines that The Carbon Trust has given me some book vouchers for my time, which I intend to spend on a book that would be helpful here at EMERGE

Onwards & upwards!

Lucy.