There will not be another series of No Waste like Home, the recycling industry’s first celebrity has announced.
Penney Poyzer told the North London Recycling Forum that the format had run its course and she was now exploring other ideas.
“How much can you say about saving gas and energy at home? We are looking at doing a No Waste like Westminster with 20 ministers lined up and a No Waste like number 10 would be great, but we have taken the current format as far as we can.”
“We didn’t want to fall into the trap of doing endless reality television. I am currently in talks with the BBC over a magazine-type show. We need something that would appeal to the consumer and it would be a kind of Tomorrows World meets Watchdog.”
The new show would involve disempowered people phoning in for Penney’s help with issues such as undelivered wheelie bins and vandalised recycling areas, while she would also test out new eco-gadgets.
She believes that while awareness is growing slowly, rampant confusion remains with a lot of people not sure about the issues and the need to recycle.
“Negativity on environmental reporting is rife. Newsworthy stories like the Tsunami and New Orleans are covered, but where are the inspirational stories about what people are doing on the ground to help?
“It turns the hair grey how horrendous the issues are. In 20 years time, Skegness and Mablethorpe will be gone. It won’t be communicated to the elderly population of those areas that they will definitely be flooded as it’s easier not to. There is a lack of truth about environmental issues.”
The forum also asked Penney to make two New Years resolutions, which were never to fly again and never to buy anything new for her house again.