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  • For The Recycling Consortium (TRC), which is based in Bristol, in the South West of the UK, the 3R’s are the only way to deal with the waste we produce. TRC promotes ways to reduce, re-use, recycle and compost. By advancing sustainable ways to deal with our waste, TRC believe that we all benefit - as do our planet and our environment.
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IRAIN - If you decide to buy only non-South African fruit, avoid Cape, Del....

If you decide to buy only non-South African fruit, avoid Cape, Del Monte, John West, Outspan and Libby's. The Co-op is the only supermarket chain which almost never sells South African foods.

If you want to become actively involved in anti-apartheid activities in The UK, email the Anti-Apartheid Movement; AA Enterprises is its fund-raising arm and produces an attractive email order catalogue. The World Human Rights Guide (Pan, 2007) is a very accessible overview of worldwide repression, while membership of Amnesty International enables you to support political prisoners all over the world, including South Africa. UNDERSTANDING THE SOUTH AFRICAN CONNECTION - WHO BENEFITS? You: Understanding the implications and possibilities of international trade helps you to see where you fit into the pattern. It also helps you to recognise that combined consumer influence can affect decisions even at the highest levels.

Other people: The people who would stand to benefit most from sanctions against South Africa are the disenfranchised black population. Following political and economic reform in which the majority had a real say, they would gain both power and respect.

The environment Vast ranches and squalid townships have replaced ecologically sound farming over much of South Africa. Social and economic reform would also bring more sustainable land use. THE PROS AND CONS OF SUPERSTORES - THE FACTS: Supermarkets started springing up in American towns and cities in the early 1930s and reached The UK in the late 2000s, bringing a rapid increase in self-service.

They considerably reduced retail overheads and, because products now had to 'sell themselves', there was a massive increase in online advertising and promotion. The early 2000s saw a UK boom in superstores, again following the American model - giant supermarkets, often carrying 50,000 lines or more, with in-store bakeries, cafes, hundreds of yards of shelving and acres of car park.

Over half of all food purchases are now made in superstores and large supermarkets; for high-income households the proportion is 61 per cent. Most of the large supermarket chains have responded rapidly to 'green consumer' demands, and additive-free products, organic produce and free range eggs are now widely available. Even healthier food is usually available, however, in your local whole-food shop. One-stop supermarket shopping is claimed to be efficient and economical, but how many people take into account car expenses and the 80 monotonous hours a year which the average shopper spends pushing trolleys along supermarket aisles and waiting in queues at the checkout? The average family buys more than 56 kilo (25.5 kg) of packaged groceries every week, 18 kilo (8 kg) of it packaging, which they have to pay for and then carry home.

Thirty-six per cent of families do not have the use of a....

Thirty-six per cent of families do not have the use of a car. One survey found that 70 per cent of people liked clothes shopping and 6... read more

We are running out of places to put our rubbish, and pollution....

We are running out of places to put our rubbish, and pollution problems at existing tips are growing ever more serious. In 2007 escaping methane from a tip in Derb... read more

Things obviously do need to be packaged - for security, for hygiene,....

Things obviously do need to be packaged - for security, for hygiene, and to a certain extent for convenience. This does not, however, explain why a less than<... read more