Close the Loop on Waste & Become Plastic Free

As we hear more and more about climate change, we are asking local businesses in Wetherby, Boston Spa & Villages to make a voluntary pledge to sign up to our Sustainable Local Business Award Programme, as part of our collective journey to attain Plastic Free Community status: 1star for joining the Refill scheme or food…

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Don’t Bin Your Pumpkin Flesh

Don’t waste the pumpkin flesh when making your Halloween lanterns etc. Pumpkin seeds can be cleaned, dried and then roasted with a bit of olive oil to sprinkle on soups and salads. See the following recipes from BBC Good Food for four different pumpkin recipes – cake, soup, curry and pie. Pumpkin Cake Pumpkin Soup…

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International Stop Food Waste Day 28th April 2021

Whilst International Stop Food Waste day is 28th April 2021 is a fairly American led event, primarily by Compass Group plc, we wish to share some of Alice Woodwark’s comments about the issue of food waste in her sector, during a recent interview.  Alice who is the managing director of Restaurant Associates, UK, said, about…

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NEW Boston Spa Geocache Trail

Like and share on Facebook Welcome to our series of 10 Boston Spa Green geocaches, a 6km loop (2hour stroll) round our village, river and woods. Along the way you’ll find out about the places you visit, how they relate to the environment we live in and hopefully have some fun (and some fresh air too).…

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A net-zero carbon roadmap for Leeds & how we can help

Like and share on Facebook The first version of the Leeds Net-Zero Carbon Roadmap was published by the Leeds Climate Commission in the spring of 2019. A lot has happened and so much has changed in the short period of time since the first version of the roadmap was published that a new version is…

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Guide to Home Composting

Compost really is the gift that keeps on giving. Reduce your household’s food waste by turning your discarded scraps into the kind of ‘black gold’ we like. Homegrown compost will enrich your garden’s soil, hopefully feeding a fruit and veg patch whose scraps can go back into your compost bin – closing your own little loop.…

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CAN I FREEZE IT? YES YOU CAN!

There are lots of foods that you can put straight in the freezer instead of the fridge. This includes meat and poultry, ready prepared meals, fresh pasta, bread – and did you know you can even freeze butter and cheese? Here are some examples: Milk: All milk can be stored in the freezer and defrosted before use.…

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Anaerobic Digestion

Firstly, we need to know about food waste that goes to landfill and food waste that can be composted. Half of local Councils, including Leeds, do not collect food waste separately from home owners. The food waste, fruit, vegetable, fish, meat goes into the black bin and is taken away for Incineration, or in the…

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