Zero Waste

Transcoco puts on a Give and Take day twice annually, providing a place where people can swap their unwanted but perfectly good items to save them being sent to landfill. Our next Give and Take is on Saturday 13th October at Springfield Campus 11.00am to 12.30 pm.

Working 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’re 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, where both Wiltshire and Corsham Town Councils expressed their strong support for our 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.  We are aiming to visit all local businesses in Corsham over the next few months and meet with local community organisations, so if you haven’t heard from us why not get in touch?    We’re also active at local events, including the recent Corsham Street Fair, where many local people 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 draft is attached here, which we are constantly updating – if you know of good alternative products please let us know.  We’ve also produced checklists for individuals and organisations to use to assess how to reduce plastic waste – again these are draft but we’re finding them useful, so comments welcome.

Transcoco Plastic Waste Free Challenges – CLUBS&GROUPS 4 (1) (2) (1) (1) Transcoco Plastic Waste Free Challenges – INDIVIDUALS pdf (2) Alternatives to plastics directory – pdf (1)