Environmental Links



Cory Environmental Limited

This organisation is involved in funding a number of initiatives in Essex. Sponsors of SWAC

Going for Green

Going for Green, Elizabeth House, The Pier, Wigan WN3 4EX.
Tel 01942 612621 Fax: 01942 824778


Tel Number 0207 865 8100

Friends of the Earth


Centre for Alternative Technology



Energy from Waste Association

Has case studies and links to other sites

Energy Efficiency Advice. Complete a questionaire on the website and you will be e-mailed tailored energy efficiency advice.

Solar Century

Information on Solar Energy

Energy Saving Trust

Excellent site for anyone wanting to reduce there energy consumption. You can also check out the most energy efficient aplliances before you buy.


Simply Organic

An organic food company offering 1500 products including, fruit and veg, meat & fish, dairy, groceries, infant care & wine & beers direct to your home. Order by telephone, fax or online. Delivery nationwide on a day of your choice (tuesday to saturday).

Free catalogue available. Tel 0870 162 3010.




Highwoods Country Park


Ramblers Association (Colchester)


Waste and Recycling- General

Are you doing your bit? Campaign

Tel 0345 868686
(ideas for individuals to protect and improve the environment)

Clean Colchester Users Panel

This panel was set up by Colchester Borough Council and is made up of residents who have volunteered there time to discuss and feedback their concerns to the council on the following subjects:

  • domestic waste collection

  • recycling and recycling initiatives

  • street cleaning

  • litter picking and enforcement

  • abandoned vehicles

Community Recycling Network

10-12 Picton Street, Montpellier, Bristol, BS6 5QA. Tel: 0117 942 0142.
Fax: 0117 942 0164

Latest news and information

DETR (Department of the Environment, Transport & Regions)
Waste Strategy Division

Ashdown House, 123 Victoria Street, London SW1E 6DE
Tel 020 7 944 6408


(Helps UK companies work out the true cost of waste and take action to reduce it)

Green Claims Code

DETR free literature, PO Box 236, Wetherby, West Yorkshire LS23 7NB
Tel 0870 1226 236 Fax: 0870 1226 237

Incpen (Industry Council for Packaging & the Environment)

Tenterden House, 3 Tenterden Street, London WlR 9AH
Tel 020 7 409 0949
(information on packaging waste management)

Institute of Waste Management


National Recycling Forum

UK Recycled Products Guide

National Recycling Unit

Action Aid, Tel 0117 929 0897: e-mail




SWAP are located in Leeds and host the Household Hazerdous Waste Forum of which paint is one aspect.

Tidy Britain Group

Head Office, The Pier, Wigan WN3 4EX
Tel 01942 824620

Use it Again

This is an excellent government run site with a lot of information on reducing and recycling waste.

Prism -Warmer Bulletin/Residua

1st Floor, The British School, Otley Street, Skipton, N Yorkshire, BD23 1EP.
Tel: 01756 709800 Fax: 01756 709801 e-mail

PRISM is the information service of Residua (publishers of the warmer Bulletin)


Waste Watch, Europa House, Ground Floor, 13-17 Ironmonger Row, London EClV 3QG.

Wastewatch promotes action on waste reduction and recycling. They operate a telephone information service 0870 243 0136 which includes details of local recycling facilities.

Waste and Recycling-Materials- Aluminium

AFRC (Aluminium Foil Recycling Campaign)

Tel 01789 490609
(run in conjunction with ALUPRO)

ALCAN (Aluminium Can Recycling)

Recycles aluminium cans

PO Box 108, Latchford Locks, Warrington, Cheshire WA4 lNP
Tel 01925 784100 Freephone 0800 262 465 Fax 01925 784101

ALUPRO (Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation)

1 Bank Square, Bidford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, B50 4NL
Tel 01789 490609 Fax 01789 490391

Waste and Recycling-Materials- Glass

Brewers & Licensed Retailers Association

42 Portland Square, London WlH OBB
Tel 020 7 486 4831 Fax 020 7 935 3991

British Glass Manufacturers Association

Northumberland Road, Sheffield, South Yorks Sl0 2UA
Tel 0114 268 6201 Fax 0114 268 1073
(information & bottle bank directory)

European Glass Federation

Ave Louise 89, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium

Independent Glass Recyclers Association

C/o Pharaoh & Co. Boreham Industrial Estate, Waltham Road, Boreham, Chelmsford, Essex CM3 3AW
Tel 01245 465316 Fax 01245 451744

Waste and Recycling-Materials- Other

British Batteries Manufacturing Association


DETR Materials exchange Site

The exchange is currently a prototype for allowing people to buy and sell used, second hand and un-utilised construction materials over the internet

The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment


Waste and Recycling-Materials- Paper

British Recovered Paper Association

Papermakers House, Riverhall Road, Westlea, Swindon SN5 7BN
Tel 01793 886086 Fax 01793 886182

Independent Waste Paper Processors Association

19 High Street, Daventry, Northants NN11 4BG
Tel 01327 703223 Fax 01327 300612
(free booklet)

Paper Europe magazine

30 London Road, Southborough, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 ORE
Tel 01892 542099 Fax 01892 546693
(information on products & sources of supply for paper & board)

Paper Federation


Paper Focus magazine

Church House, Church Lane, King's Langley, Herts WD4 8JP
Tel 01923 261555 Fax 01923 261118
(guide to recycled printing & writing papers)

Pulp & Paper Information Centre

1 Rivenhall Road, Westlea, Swindon SN5 7BD
Tel 0906 680 0035
(premium line - calls charged at 25p per minute)
Fax 01793 886182

Directory Recycling Project

The Directory Recycling Project aims to increase the numbers of Phone Books and Yellow Pages recycled in the UK. The website has details of your local directories recycling site, recycling statistics, copies of the directory, recycling newsletter and the 'active recycling' education resource, plus contact details for the Project.
Television Centre, Southampton SO14 OP2
Tel 0800 783 1592 Fax 01703 236816
(details of phone book recycling)

Waste and Recycling-Materials- Plastics

British Plastics Federation

Environment Team, 6 Bath Place, Rivington St, London EC2A 3JE
Tel 0207 457 5000 Fax 0207 457 5045
(information on plastics & companies involved in plastics recycling)

British Polythene Industries plc

96 Port Glasgow Road, Greenock, Strathclyde
Tel 01475 501000 Fax 01475 743143
(information on plastic recycling)

PME (Association of Plastics Manufacturers in Europe)

Avenue E. Van Nieuwenhuyse 4, B-1160 Bruxelles, Belgium
Tel 00 322 675 3297
Fax 00 322 675 3935
(for reports on plastics)

RECOUP (Recycling of Used Plastic (Containers) Ltd)

9 Metro Centre, Welbeck Way, Shrewsbury Avenue, Woodstone, Peterborough
Tel 01733 390021
(promotes recycling of plastic bottles; collection schemes; education programme)

Save-A-Cup Recycling Co Ltd.

Suite 2, Bridge House, Bridge Street, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire HP11 2EL
Tel 01494 510167 Fax 01494 510 168
(runs national recycling scheme for polystyrene vending cups)

Waste and Recycling-Materials- Steel

British Aerosol Manufacturers' Association

Kings Buildings, Smith Square, London SWlP 3JJ
Tel 020 7 828 5111
(information on aerosols and recycling)

Can Makers Information Service

1 Chelsea Manor Gardens, London SW3 5PN
Tel 020 7 349 5024
(information on the can manufacturing & recycling industry)

Corus Steel Packaging Recycling

PO Box 18, Ebbw Vale, Gwent NP3 6YL
Tel 01495 334525
(facilities for recycling all types of cans)

(Steel Can Recycling Information Bureau) SCRIB

PO Box 18, Ebbw Vale, Gwent NP23 6YL
Tel 01495 334 528
(information on steel can recycling & Save-a-Can- funded by British Steel)

Waste and Recycling-Materials- Textiles

Salvation Army Trading Company ltd

66-78 Denington Road, Denington Ind. Estate, Wellingborough, Northants NN8 2QH
Tel 01933 441086
Fax 01933 445449


Tel: 020 8 680 1730

Textile Recycling Association

P.O. Box 124, Huntingdon, Cambs, PE18 7DP
Contact: Peggie Watterson

TRAID (Textile Recycling for Aid and International Development)

Tel 020 8 896 2700

Wildlife Conservation

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)

The Lodge, Sandy, Bedfordshire, SG19 2DL. Tel 01767 680551

The British Butterfly Conservation Society

Dedicated to saving wild butterflies, moths and their habitats.

The Society for the Promotion of Nature Reserves

The Manor House, Alford, Lincolnshire

This is the national association of the county naturalist trusts.



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