Yorkshire Building Society, Wetherby now collecting for Terracycle

Now that COVID lockdowns have been somewhat loosened, Yorkshire Building Society, Wetherby are now offering to collect the following items for the Terracycle scheme, helping to ‘recycle the non-recyclable’; empty crisp packets (min 30, flattened), used pens and markers, used toothpaste tubes and toothbrushes. empty, clean and dry coffee pods (see notes below) So far…

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Close the Loop & 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; 2stars for…

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Earth Day 22 April

EARTH DAY 2021 is today. It happens every year on April 22nd. Since its inception in 1970, Earth Day continues to grow as a global event to demonstrate support for environmental protection and to highlight the urgent actions we need to take to save our planet.  The theme for 2021 is ‘Restore Our Earth’ and…

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Big Bike Fix

Our Community Green Group started the Boston Big Bike Fix in January 2021 as a hub of the original project started last June in South Leeds. The idea is to recycle bikes, fix them up and donate them to children and adults who could not afford to buy one. 10 April 2021 was a landmark…

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Geocaching, the worlds largest treasure hunt!

There are millions of hidden ‘caches’ (treasure boxes) out there in our world, just waiting for everyone to find them as part of a fun walk around where you live, work, play and travel to. In Boston Spa there aren’t very many and with your help we’d like to change that, by setting up a…

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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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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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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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