From REEF (Regeneration and Enhancement of East Finchley)’s attempt to rid N2 of plastic carrier bags in 2007, to an entire group – No2PlasticsN2 – dedicated to reducing single-use plastics, East Finchley has led the way on sustainability. Even East Finchley Festival has got in on the act by becoming carbon-neutral.
What can you do?
The East Finchley Sustainability Forum on Facebook is a great place for sharing tips.
You can re-home and re-use pre-loved items on East Finchley-share-swap-reuse-recycle Facebook group and a whole host of other local buying and selling groups. See Socials for details.
Both Barnet and Haringey Councils operate door-to-door recycling collections. And for those awkward items that would otherwise end up in landfill, from crisp packets to toothbrushes, East Finchley-based initiative Bin There Donate That has the answer.
Where can I recycle…
Zero waste stores
The following stores supply refills of dried goods and/or cleaning products:
Harmless, 79 Tottenham Lane, N8 9BE
Impact Store, 6 Station Rd, London N3 2RY
The People’s Pantry – Mobile refill service. Home delivery and street visits available
Planet Organic, 111-117 Muswell Hill Road, N10 3HS
Tony’s Continental, 142 High Road, N2 9ED
East Finchley also has a number of greening projects. See Community organisations for details.