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    Wildlife Garden Work

    Sunday 5th January
    Derryanvil, near Portadown
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    Repowering Democracy? Community participation in the energy transition

    Thursday 9th January
    Canada Room and Council Chamber, Lanyon Building, Queen’s University Belfast, University Road, Belfast BT7 1NN

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    BIMcert – Reducing the Energy footprint in the Construction Sector

    Wednesday 22nd January
    Titanic Belfast Building, 1 Olympic Way, Queen’s Road, Titanic Quarter, Belfast, BT3 9EP
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    What can your business do to reduce plastic waste?

    Thursday 23rd January
    Northern Ireland Advanced Composites Engineering Centre, NIACE, Airport Road, Belfast BT3 9DZ

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    Environmental Conservation Careers Fair

    Tuesday 28th January
    School of Biological Sciences, Queen’s University Belfast

    Delivering Sustainable Housing and Communities

    Wednesday 29th January
    1 Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5BW

    Adapting Historic Buildings for Climate Change

    Thursday 30th January
    Riddel Hall, Queen’s University Belfast, 185 Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 5EE

    Feeding the City 2020 – Ideation Workshop

    Thursday 30th January
    Loveworks, Macrory Centre, 130 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast BT15 2GL
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    Plastic waste increases 28 November 2019

    Plastic waste rises as 1.5bn ‘bags for life’ sold, research finds (via BBC)

     
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    Sales of “bags for life” rose to 1.5bn last year as the amount of plastic used by supermarkets increased to 900,000 tonnes, Greenpeace research has found.

    Campaigners are calling for higher charges for the bags or a complete ban as the research showed households bought an average of 54 a year.

    In 2016, there were 2bn single–use bags sold. Bags for life must be used four times to be better for the environment.

    Retailers say they have reduced plastic packaging for their own–brand products.

    Read more via BBC