ZERO WASTE GROUPReduce, refuse, re-use, recycle. We've all heard this time and time again but do we actually stop to think about the significance of the order of the words? To make any real impact we need to:

Reduce our consumption - for example not buying food that we end up throwing away

Refuse, where possible, to use or buy plastic - such as single use plastic water bottles, or fruit and vegetables wrapped in plastic

Re-use whenever we can - for example repairing broken items or 'upcycling' and find another use for them

Recycle as a last resort - most items can be recycled at our doorsteps!

And the less you waste the more money you save.

If you feel you would like to help the group in any way please email climatechampions@gmail.com (preferred) or telephone/text 07507 782523.

Latest Zero Waste Group news:

Fountains! Yes the first water fountain/water bottle station is being installed at Sladesbrook  Park. The concrete base and water pipe are visible and now we await the fountain. Great news.

Now that Bradford on Avon has achieved Plastic Free Status from Surfers Against Sewage, we are pushing forward to help the town and residents even more. Watch this space for ideas.

 

 

THINGS TO DO

  • Join the Extinction Rebellion here…

Visit Cartridges4Charity.co.uk to find out how to re-cycle your empty printer cartidges and mobile phones in aid of the Against Malaria Foundation. They send you a freepost label to print out so you don’t have to pay postage.

ZERO WASTE GROUP ARTICLES

Zero Plastic Waste Ideas

Coconut and Cotton in Shaftsbury has just extended their shop and you can also buy online. I called in last week and found bamboo handled interdental brushes, a bamboo pot…

FILM: A Plastic Ocean

Plastic Free Ocean — 7pm 22nd January 2019, St Margaret's Hall, Bradford on Avon

SAVE THIS DATE!
Tuesday 22nd January 2019 at 7pm at St Margaret’s Hall, Bradford on Avon
A Plastic Ocean — described by David Attenborough as “the most important film of our generation”

Re-think rubbish

It has been estimated that over half of what is currently going into landfill is being needlessly discarded. So, what should we be doing?  We need to think differently about…

Zero Waste Events

Waste Watchers

Zero waste events are those where no waste or rubbish is left behind. So, anything brought to the event should be in re-usable or recyclable packaging and any waste should…

Freegle

Throwing something away? STOP!! Join BoA Freegle and keep it out of landfill by giving it away to someone who can re-use it. Freegle is there to help you dispose…

Recycling

Re-cycling rates are improving all the time but there is so much more we could do. make full use of your kerbside collection service – for paper, tins and cans,…

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