Ideas for Plastic-Free Gardening

Will we ever be plastic-free? Maybe not, but to know that a broken plastic flower pot which I threw away last week will still be around in 400 years is mind-blowing! Here are a few ideas to get you thinking as we try to break the ‘plastic’ habits and begin the process to greatly reduce … Read more

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 our rubbish with an emphasis on reducing and re-using, so there is less to recycle or dispose of. Some practical advice for reducing or re-using: … Read more

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 be re-cycled or composted. CFB’s Zero Waste Group would like to encourage event organisers to think about the amount of waste generated by their event … Read more

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 of still useful, but unwanted things.  All sorts of items change hands – beds, cameras, clothes, books, kitchen utensils, lawnmowers, children’s toys, furniture. You can … Read more

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, glass, aluminium foil, textiles, plastic bottles, cardboard and garden waste. get together with neighbours to take other recycling to Hills at Canal Road, Trowbridge – … Read more

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 and cooking it. We are also throwing away loads of money, averaging 100s of £s per household each year. A new survey has found that the 5.3 … Read more