Zero Waste

We work with local authorities and local people towards a goal of zero waste, 100% reuse and recycling, increasing awareness of the need to reduce waste and increase recycling promoting community-based reuse and recycling schemes.

We recently set up the Corsham Recycling Hub, in the front car park of the Springfield Community Campus, in partnership with Wiltshire Council and supported by Corsham Town Council, the Environment Task Group and Co-op Martingate. The main aim was to have a single location for a wide variety of normally hard-to-recycle waste. The added incentive is that most of the recycling schemes raise money for charities including via the Recycle for Wiltshire Air Ambulance group. The Hub collects biscuit, cake, cracker and confectionery plastic packaging, crisp packets, bread bags, inkjet cartridges, Pringles tubes, oral care items and packaging, make-up containers and packaging, writing instruments, spectacles/sunglasses, medicine blister packets and soft plastics. It is open Wednesdays 10am-7pm and Fridays/Saturdays 10am-4pm. For full details, see the below link or view our Corsham Recycling Hub Facebook page. Or better still, come along and have a look!

Details of Hub Schemes

outside the community centre

We’re also pleased to be working closely with Wiltshire Council and Corsham Town Council on making Corsham plastic waste free.  Our campaign started with a well attended workshop on 25 July 2018, where both Wiltshire and Corsham Town Councils expressed their strong support for our Plastic Waste Free Corsham campaign.  We are now actively working with local businesses and organisations and getting a lot of buy in to reducing plastic waste – many have already taken steps to reduce this themselves already.  If you are a local business or community organisation in Corsham and would like to get involved with the campaign, why not get in touch?  We’re also active at local events throughout the year, where many local people have expressed their support for the campaign.

We have been compiling a directory of suppliers of alternatives to disposable plastic products, many of them local businesses.  Our current version is attached here – if you know of good alternative products please let us know.   We’ve produced checklists for individuals and organisations to use to assess how to reduce plastic waste. We’ve also produced a Zero Plastic Waste Directory, which lists local businesses supporting the Zero Plastic Waste and Refill campaigns as well as where to recycle mainstream and non-mainstream plastic waste.

Zero Plastic Waste Directory

Individual Plastic Waste Free Challenges

Clubs and Groups Plastic Waste Free Challenges

Alternatives to plastics