Green Christmas Ideas

Top Tips for a more eco-friendly Christmas: If you still have Christmas cards from last year, cut these up to make gift tags. Here, we’ve also used a ribbon from last year’s crackers. 2. The typical Christmas wrapping paper is shiny and not recyclable, so consider using a paper that is recyclable or reuse tissue…

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Competition: design a bin, win £100, close the loop!

We are all aware of the waste that we create. Yes, we all recycle as much as we can, we fill our streetside litter bins, we even try and use reusable cups too. But takeaway cups are becoming a blight to our local community, streets, woodland, fields and rivers. So, if we want to keep…

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Ecobrick collection, now at Yeadons, Boston Spa

Ecobricks are a simple, low-tech solution to our plastic waste. Without the need for machines, special skills or money, ecobricks enable us to take personal responsibility for the plastic that we’ve used, by keeping it out of energy consuming recycling systems, out of the environment, and putting it to creative good use. In this case,…

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How Green are you?

Check out your ‘green’ credentials, with our fun quiz. Answer these 27 easy questions and see how high you score. There’s plenty of ways we can all make a small impact to slow climate change. You may not agree with them all, so do the ones you feel are right for you. Together we can…

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Water Quality

From Surfers Against Sewage We hate to break it to you but chances are, if you’ve swam in UK waterways, you may have swam in sewage discharged by water companies.  Our rivers and ocean continue to be polluted. We get ill. Fragile eco-systems are destroyed. Animals can’t survive. It’s not just in one area, it’s happening…

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Please save Environmental Protections

From Friends of the Earth The government’s plans to tear up the English planning system could drastically weaken environmental protections and hand more power to big developers and landowners.  But there’s a growing backlash against the government’s proposals – and the threat they pose to nature and our ability to enjoy it.   Do you…

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Bird and Bat Boxes

During the quietness of lockdown, we realised we had a family of starlings nesting in our gutter and roofline. We would like more starlings to make a home in our garden, so we decided to make some bird boxes. With the wonderful help of our Scout leader friend and all of his tools, Thomas made…

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Yeadons Hardware, Boston Spa now collecting & recycling more!

Despite COVID we’ve already managed to recycle over 15kgs of crisp packets since we launched in February, thank you. Yeadons have now offered to collect a broader range of items for the Terracycle scheme, these will now include; NEW (Sept20) all brands of empty, clean & dry baby food pouches, all brands of baby food…

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Buglife Corridor

Boston Spa is on Buglife’s network of corridors, B-Lines, for wildlife to freely travel around Britain. Click on the map to read more and see the locations that have been submitted so far, namely Church Fields Wildflower Meadow and Stables Lane Park in Boston Spa. Do you know an area that could be flagged as…

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