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 firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred) or telephone/text 07507 782523.
What is the Zero Waste Group doing at the moment?
Exciting news! The first water-fountain base and pipe is now in place at Sladesbrook Park. This means that people can re-fill their water bottles as well as have a refreshing drink from the fountain. This will reduce single-use plastics in BoA.
ZERO WASTE GROUP ARTICLES
Read all about how to “Banish Plastic From Christmas”
The Repair Café on Saturday Nov 2nd was a great success. 22 people brought 29 items for repair by experts in sewing, bikes, tool sharpening and general repairs. Repairs included patching an inflatable dinghy!
On Saturday November 2nd from 10 -12 we are holding a REPAIR CAFÉ in the Hub on Church St. There will be experts on hand to do sewing, general household, bicycle and tool repairs.
Saturday 2nd November, 10am to 12 midday.
Update on Terracycle and other Recycling Points in BoA
CFB Waste Group and Plastic Free BOA had a successful stall at the Green Man Festival of Dance with lots of good conversations and people signing up to reduce their use of single use plastics.
THE GREAT BRITISH SPRING CLEAN took place on Sun March 24th. About 20 people from Plastic Free Bradford and the BOA Rowing club picked up litter all around the town and along the Avon.
On Wednesday (3rd July) the World’s Largest Jute Bag arrived at the Fitzmaurice Primary School in Bradford on Avon. This was done to highlight just how much can be achieved…
One at Culver Close playing field by the entrance from Pound Lane
Bradford on Avon has been awarded Plastic Free Community status by the Marine Conservation Charity “Surfers against Sewage”. The first town in Wiltshire to achieve this!