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 (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.


  • Join the Extinction Rebellion here…

Visit 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.


October Update

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,…

Repair Cafe

Bring your small items in need of repair to our Repair Café on Saturday, 2nd of November at The Hub. Church Street, Bradford-on-Avon, 10 am to 12 midday. Repair Cafe…

September 2019 update

Crisp Packets ( All Brands) Co-op Bridge Yard, Bearfield Church Huntingdon St.
Toothbrushes, Toothpaste tubes, electric toothbrush heads Health Centre Dental Practice Station Approach.Toothbrushes Dutch Barton Dental Practice Church St
Batteries Co-op, Sainsburys, Silver St Pharmacy.
Contact Lenses and Packaging Carter and Harding Opticians The Shambles

April 2019 update

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. A plastic free picnic by the river then followed, hosted by the Rowing Club. Everyone shared food and drink, avoiding any single use plastic. This was organised by John Pearce as part of a campaign to gain accreditation for Bradford as a plastic free town.

June 2019 update

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.
Elaine Harvey, a Waste and Recycling officer for Wiltshire Council , spent an afternoon at Abbey Mill Amenity Housing talking about recycling. I attended to answer questions about CFB and everyone present learnt new things about waste and recycling. I will let the residents know about any new developments in recycling.
Local recycling of items not accepted by Wiltshire Council is increasing. The Health Centre Dental Practice has a Terracycle box for all things dental related

July update

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…

Bradford on Avon awarded Plastic Free Community status

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! John Pearce led the group with the support of BOA Town Council and Mayor Alex Kay. Seven businesses have been formally recognised for the changes they have made to their use of plastic

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

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”

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