We are a pressure group concerned with all aspects of the environment, especially in Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

On these pages you will find news and comment about planning, climate, gm crops, pollution, transport, food, re-cycling, chemicals and anything else which affects our environment.

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The yearly cost is £8 single, £6 unwaged.
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Feb 2017

We have submitted our NWRR objections to the Department For Transport (DFT)

See our letter here

Nov 2017

The NWRR is back on the agenda, and could get built this time..

See latest info via the menu at the left. 

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Sunday Oct 15th, 10:00 am, meet at Asda recycling. Walk the Reabrook in Shrewsbury and celebrate the clean-up.

Starting at Asda, the walk will be along the brook to Meole Brace and back.  It will take about 3 and a half hours, but you can leave to join a road and make it shorter if you want. Paths may be muddy so boots or stout shoes are advisable.
>> Meet at Asda recycling area at 10.00am. Free car parking at Cineworld complex, or pay and display at Abbey Foregate car park. Asda parking limited to 2 hours. The walk is free.

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May 2017

New figures for Shrewsbury Air Quality show a 50% exceedance of NO2 limits at two points in the town. Lobby your local councillor for action!

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On 7th April 2016, The Guardian's Environment Editor, John Vidal gave a FREE talk on, "Has Climate Change distracted us from Pollution Problems?"

See his article about this here
The article on the Mekong with videos

We  hold regular business meetings during the year. All welcome. See here for more details

Please consider our Town Centre Traffic Proposals, see more details here.

Plastic bag charge leads to massive decline in their use.

Microbeads in Cosmetics -  Some are now banned. We need them all banned. These beads, generally designed to exfoliate skin or help in the cleaning process, are so small they wash down the drain and pass through sewage treatment plants. Because they are plastic, they never truly break down in the environment. The microbeads are about the size of a grain of sand. Scientists believe that fish and birds are seeing them as food, possibly mistaking them for fish eggs that are about the same size and shape. Scientists also worry that the beads may act as tiny sponges that soak up toxins and pass them on to whatever eats them, including fish that humans might eat.
 
* A new website www.beatthemicrobead.org tells us which products in the UK use microbeads.   (You’ll see there are many products sold in the UK which contain these plastic beads)

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