What Can We Do?
In the War on Waste, we can each do our part.
There is no such thing as "AWAY" so when we produce waste it has to go somewhere! Plastics particularly are a major problem because they don't break down like natural materials, they stay - often for hundreds of years, polluting and killing wildlife. THE FOUR R'S are a great tool to fight not only the volume of plastics going into our world, but other waste too.
REDUCE - REUSE - RECYCLE - REFUSE
Take a look at the headings for ideas on how to follow the FOUR Rs. Links to each one are below the FOUR Rs heading above.
A report by the government's Environmental Audit Committee calls for a ban on food waste going in to landfill and an end to the 'Throwaway Society'. See the full BBC News report here
The Bottle Dome, built by Richard Pim from Pembridge, resembles a concrete-and-glass igloo made of 5,000 reclaimed glass bottles set between crossed arches.
He describes his dome as being like a huge hot-cross bun adding: "Some part of the glass hemisphere directly faces the sun at all times of the day, giving an extraordinary sparkle which is reflected in an interior pool. It is a feature for my garden. I made every part of the dome myself – and emptied a good few of the bottles."
(From Amazing Spaces, Channel 4, 24th July)
Make, Mend & Chat meetings are as in our programme, generally on 2nd Wednesday of the Month. Everyone welcome
7pm at St Peter’s Church Hall, Birchen Coppice, DY11 7EW
Everyone is very welcome to come and join our group. We aim to support and encourage each other to make the most of what we already have rather than buying new.
Above all, it's fun and creative.
Not in the making mood? Come along anyway for a cup of tea and a biscuit and just observe what goes on.
For more information, contact Sara on firstname.lastname@example.org
Offer your unwanted goods on the Wyre Forest Freegle web site. You may also find that item you've been looking for. Sign up here
Freecycle also has a Wyre Forest Group, see listings here for offers and items wanted, and to register and list. https://groups.freecycle.org/group/WyreForestUK/posts/all
Recycle Laser Printer toner cartridges and save 70% on manufacturer's cartridge price. Video is for HP Laserjet but all other printers are covered. Great video from local supplier