March 2nd, 2018

Packet loss: litter and packaging in the Philippines

by Amy Slack   It’s been two months since I stepped back into Bristolian life after spending five months working with Marine Conservation Philippines (MCP), trying to find local solutions to the global issue of marine plastics. Being at the coal face of an issue that has been the focus of a significant amount of […]

September 15th, 2017

Informal gathering: improving waste management in the Philippines

by Amy Slack   You can’t separate the issue of marine litter from waste management. For those who work in waste, this might go without saying, but it is a truth that has really hit home with me over the last six weeks away from Eunomia, working in the Philippines. With the help of staff […]

July 28th, 2017

A beach holiday with a difference…

by Amy Slack   Next week I will be heading out to the Philippines. While the country has a large tourism sector, with visitors drawn by its beaches, biodiversity and cultural heritage, I’ve got something rather different in mind. I’ll be spending four months working with Marine Conservation Philippines (MCP) on a project that aims […]

April 15th, 2016

Is there a clear vision for environmentally responsible eyewear?

by Amy Slack   A time comes in a lot of people’s lives when things start to become a bit blurry. Realising it’s not simply the side effect of a heavy night out, you take the dreaded trip to the opticians and discover that you no longer have perfect eye-sight and would benefit from corrective […]

October 2nd, 2012

Bin Girl in or contract out?

Bins being off loaded

by Amy Slack   If you become known as ‘Bin Girl’, then generally there’s a very good reason for it. In my case I’m glad to say it wasn’t due to spending a lot of time rummaging through people’s rubbish. It might seem an unfortunate label, but after six months managing the distribution of new […]