Inkjet Cartridges

Recycle your used, empty ink cartridges, and if they’re virgin inkjet cartridges then we get £1 for every cartridge you send in. We still encourage you to recycle your ink tank cartridges by this method, just we won’t benefit financially from it.

The process is simple:
1 see if the empty ink cartridges you have are accepted by Recycle 4 Charity by checking their wanted list here: There is a full list on the website of the sort of cartridges they need. (They even direct you to another recycling program for laser and toner cartridges, which they can’t accept.)

2 click on this link to set up an account with them, choose how you want to send your ink cartridges to them, by either freepost recycling bags or collection boxes. Or you can order both and get a recycling poster if you think you’ll have lots! These should get to you within 3-5 working days.

3 put the items to be recycled in the bag or box and return them to Recycle4Charity.

4 and we get paid quarterly for any virgin inkjet cartridges, which will allow us to do more local environmental action in Brent.

Thanks in advance!
And if you have any questions then do let Recycle4Charity or us know.

Bunting stall in Queens Park

Submitted by ian on Mon, 18/10/2021 - 10:22

The final of our stalls making bunting with messages to send to COP26 took place outside the Queens Park Farmers' Market on October 17th.

It was a lively event, with adults and children joining in enthusiastically to decorate bunting pennants which will stay up outside Salusbury School for a while.

Below are some photos from the event, as well as a short video compiled by Martin Francis.



Bunting from Tulip Siddiq MP
Bunting from Tulip Siddiq MP

Demonstrate on 3rd and 6th November!

Submitted by ian on Thu, 07/10/2021 - 20:10

The culmination of our actions leading up to COP26 in Glasgow will be two national Friends of the Earth events – one to support divestment (including Divest Brent) on Wednesday, 3 November and the big Day of Action on Saturday, 6 November.

We would be very pleased if you could make it to one or both events.

November 3rd 

Brent FoE Flood and Nature Walk 26th September - report and pics

Submitted by ian on Tue, 28/09/2021 - 11:10

Nineteen people turned up for our walk along the Wealdstone Brook and River Brent, looking at the way this natural feature had been built upon and hidden, and highlighting the possible danger of flooding as climate change continues.

Martin Francis pointed out the route of the waterways, sometimes hidden under high tower blocks, with further development ongoing. Some parts of the walk took us through harsh concrete landscapes, some through much more pleasant environments, with well-used open spaces and some attractive meadowland (though in some places it was apparent that the invasive Japanese Knotweed still posed a threat).

The group paused at the pleasant shingle riverbank, where people made paper boats, which were adorned with messages about climate change, and launched into the water. Martin was also on hand to catch the boats downstream in his nets. Other boats made by Cllr Janice Long and Ruth Kitching, will be sent to Glasgow to be incorporated into an installation to be erected outside the COP26 meetings.

A more detailed account of the walk and issues behind it can be found on Martin's blog here.

Photos below are by Barney Laurance:


Martin talking

Our bunting stalls in Harlesden and Wembley

Submitted by ian on Fri, 10/09/2021 - 19:31

Here are some pictures from our stall in Harlesden on 10th September and Wembley on 25th September. Lots of engagement with people of all  ages - children were particularly keen to send a message about what should be done to stop climate change. More reporting and pictures at….

 Next stall on October 17th in Queens Park. Details on front page.



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Activities in the run-up to COP26

Submitted by ian on Sun, 22/08/2021 - 17:46

In the run -up to COP26 (Conference of the Parties - an International Government Level Conference about Climate Change) Climate Action groups all over the country have been asked to be very active demanding much stronger action to combat Climate Change. Brent FoE has a number of activities plans. (see below OR click 'Read more' at bottom right) 

Can you help?

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