Since our last blog, the Waste Team have been keeping busy doing what they do best, talking rubbish!

The education team have continued working in schools and with youth groups in and around the Tidworth area; we have been doing a lot of upcycled gardening crafts to encourage waste-free wildlife gardening and a recent favourite was the messy art of paper making.

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To continue the Waste Free Feb theme a food and packaging waste workshop was delivered to Year 11 and A-level students at The Wellington Academy in Tidworth, this went down well and hopefully, now the developing teens will take on the challenge of living more responsibly themselves.  We have also been working on a litter campaign with year 7 students at the same school, students have taken part in litter picks, spoke publically on the radio about local litter issues and designed posters to post up in litter hotspots, two of the shortlisted students will be working with a graphic designer to develop their designs…. Watch this space for the final versions.

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Community wise, we got involved in the Tidworth Easter Family Event, by providing reuse funky crafts and spreading our message even further…..recycle your Easter rubbish!!

A repair Café was set up and run in Bradford-On-Avon on Saturday 6th May, local people brought in items such as clocks, a bell and bread maker, and these items were fixed and spared from landfill, they survived to see another day! Repair cafes are a great way of having items fixed for free as well as encouraging people to reuse and recycle – no need to spend lots of money on new items when someone is willing to help fix it for free! You should check out if there is a local Repair Café happening near you!

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Tidworth and Ludgershall held a Tidworth Community Awards evening this month, we nominated three local recycling heroes who we feel deserve recognition for the hard work they put in in their particular area of work with regards to improving the local environment and nature. Our three nominees were delighted to be nominated and all received an award. Our team were also chuffed to receive a Certificate of Endeavour for work on behalf of the Tidworth Recycle Project.

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