12th March 2020

EVENT CANCELLED: No Time To Waste

Price: £FREE

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO POOR ATTENDANCE REGISTRATIONS AS A RESULT OF ONGOING COVID-19 SITUATION.

WE HOPE TO RE-SCHEDULE THE EVENT FOR MAY/JUNE 2020


 

An evening looking at waste. How to create less of it, what happens to it, and what we can all do to help – whether at home, work or in our communities.

The average household in the UK produces more than a tonne of waste every year. Put together, this comes to a total of 31 million tonnes per year, equivalent to the weight of three and a half million double-decker buses, a queue of which would go around the world two and a half times.

Whilst recycling is part of the solution, there are a lot more things we can all do to reduce waste and re-use materials in favour of more sustainable lifestyles.

Confirmed speakers:

Jen Gale – Author of ‘The Sustainabile(ish) Living Guide’:

Jen spent a year buying nothing new with her family and was forced to really think, possibly for the first time, about what they were buying and the impact it was having on both people and planet. She realised that even though she was ‘only one person’, and they were ‘only one family’ that by taking responsibility for the impact of their choices, they really could make a difference. Find out more via: www.asustainablelife.co.uk

Julie Anderson-Hill (Wiltshire Council):

Introduction to how Wiltshire Council has made changes to make recycling household waste easier.

Jessica Thimbleby (Sustainability Officer at Wiltshire Wildlife Trust);

Jess will talk about the huge impact that food waste has on our carbon footprints and what we can do about it.

Leyla Bakali-Laughton (We Are Undressed – Zero-Waste Shop):

A young mum who has opened Trowbridge’s first Zero-Waste packaging free shop ‘We Are Undressed’ by fundraising £10,000

Ruth Walton (The Green Shopper/Plastic Free Bradford on Avon)

Ruth writes about sustainable living and shopping on her website The Green Shopper and for Ethical Consumer Magazine. She volunteers with Plastic Free Bradford on Avon and the Climate Friendly Zero Waste Group. Having lived in the area for over 10 years, Ruth will be sharing her tips about local places to buy plastic-free produce, and how to shrink your rubbish bin.

A cash bar will be available on the evening with proceeds going to Avon Needs Trees.