ZERO WASTE GROUP

Display boards, re-usable bags, recycling points – actions of the Zero Waste Group

Reduce, 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.

What is the Zero Waste Group doing at the moment?

Firstly we are part of the working group, along with the Town Council and Preservation Trust, who are looking for suitable sites for water fountains and water bottle refilling in the town.

Secondly members are part of the steering committee to help make Bradford on Avon plastic free!

 

 

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

Re-think rubbish

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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,…

Food Waste

When we throw away food we are not just wasting the food, but also the resources such as energy, fuel, time and water that went into growing, harvesting, storing, transporting…

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