Julia Hailes MBE


" I wear many hats, but they're all green."

News 2010

Since September 2011, I have been focused on setting up E for Good and campaigning on e-waste. However, there is some other news too – covered
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  • Project Dirt

    Project Dirt was set up in 2008 as an independent online network to help connect green minded people.   The idea for people to learn from others doing 'real projects' in their neighbourhood...

  • Citrus Talk

    "Many thanks for the brilliant presentation you gave yesterday at Citrus.   You'll be glad to know that it was the subject of much debate for most of the night - from shock at the waste within both the Armed Forces and the NHS to great debate on exactly whether we get buried, cremated or resomated...

  • Alupro

    Alupro - the Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation - were celebrating 21 years of aluminium packaging recycling.   During this time recycling of aluminium packaging has risen from less than 2% to more than 40%...

  • Ecotricity Advisory Board (Jul10)

    The inaugural meeting of Ecotricity's Advisory Board was held at  Bordeaux Quay restaurant in Bristol Harbourside.   Initiated by Dale Vince, Ecotricity's entrepreneurial and campaigning CEO, the meeting was chaired by Martin Wright, Editor of Green Futures magazine...

  • McDonalds - Behind the Scenes (May10)

    I was invited behind the scenes at McDonalds. We went to a farm near Dorchester and a restaurant in Weymouth...

E for Good

In 2011, I set up E For Good, with Melinda Watson .We’re campaigning to reduce the amount of electrical waste (e-waste) as well as setting up systems to increase repair, reuse and efficient recycling. This is the focus of my work in 2012.

Hot Topics

Baby Business Campaigning Carrier bags Cleaning Communications Communities Consumers Detergents Disposables E-waste Eco-renovation Education Energy Food Government Green building Household M&S Media Nappies P&G Packaging Plastic bags Plastics Recycling Schools Supermarkets Sustainability Waste

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Green Mobile Company Lives and Dies – C Mobile

 

C Mobile promised a greener approach to using your mobile phone.  Their idea was to give a proportion of their profits to community renewable energy projects, to minimise waste, offer re-conditioned hand-sets and recycle phones wherever possible.  Unfortunately they both launched and folded in 2010 and 2011 – they weren’t able to keep up with the big mobile phone players.  But in the short time they existed, they showed how much more this industry could and should be doing.


Project Dirt

Project Dirt was set up in 2008 as an independent online network to help connect green minded people.  The idea for people to learn from others doing ‘real projects’ in their neighbourhood.   I was a member of the judging panel for the Project Dirt’s Timberland Earthkeepers Grant awarding five projects up to £2000 each.


Citrus Talk

“Many thanks for the brilliant presentation you gave yesterday at Citrus.  You’ll be glad to know that it was the subject of much debate for most of the night – from shock at the waste within both the Armed Forces and the NHS to great debate on exactly whether we get buried, cremated or resomated….”  

Citrus is an informal business networking group launched earlier this year by Grey Advertising.  Previous speakers include Baroness Susan Greenfield, Damon Hill and Peter Hain MP.


Alupro

Alupro – the Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation – were celebrating 21 years of aluminium packaging recycling.  During this time recycling of aluminium packaging has risen from less than 2% to more than 40%.   Given that an average of 9 tonnes of CO2 are saved for every 1 tonne recycled, the more recycling the better.  My view is that aluminium in packaging has many benefits but these are pretty well eliminated if its not recycled.  There was one particular industry stalwart in the audience who felt I was too challenging on this subject but my brief was to be provocative and the feedback from others was very positive.   Click here for post conference press release.


Ecotricity Advisory Board (Jul10)

The inaugural meeting of Ecotricity’s Advisory Board was held at  Bordeaux Quay restaurant in Bristol Harbourside.  Initiated by Dale Vince, Ecotricity’s entrepreneurial and campaigning CEO, the meeting was chaired by Martin Wright, Editor of Green Futures magazine.  Other members of the board included: Jonathon Porritt, founder director of Forum for the Future;  Patrick Holden, Director of the Soil Association; Charles Middleton, MD of Triodos Bank; Lucy Shea, Strategy Director of Futerra Sustainability Communications; and me.  Anna Guyer from Greenhouse PR is pulling together our views and we’ll be meeting three times a year.


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