Richmond-upon-Thames is Going Plastic-Free

Kew goes plastic-bag-freeRichmond traders and residents are campaigning to end the use of plastic bags for shopping in the borough.

You Can Help

• Get a reusable shopping bag - you can buy one of the Greener Kew ones from a local trader if you need one
• Express your support for the campaign to local traders
• Encourage traders who haven't pledged yet to take part

You can share your comments and ideas here on this blog - Keep it clean if not Green!

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Friday, 23 May 2008

Oliver's Therapy Rooms pledge their support

Oliver’s Therapy Rooms provide an opportunity to reawaken your vitality and help to calm and soothe your mind and body. The same ethos which has made Oliver’s Wholefood Store a vital part of the Kew Community extends to the Therapy Rooms.

If you want to be pampered and de-stressed we have a wide range of massages, facials, waxing and beauty treatments to choose from.

We also offer an excellent range of complementary therapies such as homeopathy, acupuncture, kinesiology, refelexology, counseling, craniosacral therapy and rolfing.

Our staff are happy to advise you on which treatment might be best suited to your situation or problem.

Call us on 020 8948 2200 or email You can check out our website at

Friday, 16 May 2008

Dry cleaning alternatives to plastic wraps

The Modbury site links to a Google group that discusses going plastic-free. 

I found a topic there about replacing plastic covers in the dry cleaning business which is so heavily reliant on plastic.

Kew Frame - Fine Framing with Flair

Florence Nielsen of Kew Frame is also supporting a Greener Kew!

Having practised fine art framing in both Brussels and London, Florence creates some of the best frames in London at local prices. Visit her at her fascinating workshop close to Kew Green for:
  •  A large range of hight quality moulding: platinum, gilded, silvered, painted, stained, distressed, wood and more
  • A very wide range of mounts which can be used to create specific styles: traditional, rustic, contemporary, box style
  • Glass: standard, museum, non reflective, mirror, perplex
  • Restoration services for oils, prints, watercolours and frames
  • Friendly, professional service and advice
  • A selection of paintings, prints and cards for sale
Kew Frame
8 Mortlake Terrace
Kew Green 

020 8296 8999

Opening Hours:
Tue - Fri 9.30 - 17.30
Sat 9.00 - 17.00

Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Kew Bookshop Pledges to Ban the Bag

Kew Bookshop in Kew Village by Victoria Messel
We are delighted to add that Kew Bookshop have pledged their support for a Greener Kew, promising to end plastic bags from July 1st.

If you are a trader in Kew and are interested in participating, email us for information or ask for an information pack at Robbins' hardware store by Kew Gardens Station.

About Kew Bookshop
Kew Bookshop has been serving the local community for nearly two decades. We are a small, friendly family-run bookshop with a strong emphasis on children’s books, book-related gifts and greetings cards. We have a large range of adult titles including fiction, travel, cookery and history. One of the highlights of the shop is the recommended reading section which is full of books read and enjoyed by staff members – this means we have a more diverse and interesting range than many other shops. If you want some personalised advice on what to buy just ask – we are always happy to help.

Kew Bookshop
1-2 Station Approach
Surrey TW9 3QB
Tel: 020 8940 0030
Email :

Painting by Victoria Messel

Saturday, 10 May 2008

Mia Wood joins greener Kew

Mia Wood is delighted to be a part of a Greener Kew. If you are looking for something special Mia sells a unique range of jewellery, handbags, accessories and homewards at her flagship store in the heart of Kew Gardens Village. Alternatively you can visit our website for a range of products, or the new store on Ham Parade, Petersham.

Tuesday, 6 May 2008

completely rubbish free??

A couple in New Zealand are going to try living a year without producing ANY rubbish for landfill.

Anyone wanting to go further than the plastic bag ban - start here!