Posts Tagged ‘waste & recycling’

June 2018 meeting: The power of poo

June: The Power of Poo (held at Vallis Veg) At June’s meeting we were talking sh*t!  We discussed the power of poo – the ultimate closed loop system.  Everything you ever wanted to know, or didn’t realise you wanted to know, about humanure and compost toilets – including why and how you could build one in…

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May 2018 film viewing: A Plastic Ocean

May: A Plastic Ocean In May, instead of our usual Sustainable Frome meeting we asked people to gather to watch the award-winning film ‘A Plastic Ocean’  at Frome Town Hall. It was a great evening organized by Plastic Free Frome with an introduction from Michael Pitts, the cinematographer who shot much of the film.

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February 2018 meeting: Sustainable Yarn & Fibre

February: 1st February – Sustainable Yarn & Fibre At our meeting on the 1st February we explored the world of sustainable yarn & fibre. We quizzed and debated “What would you want your clothes to be made out of? “  Imagine being given a list of 15 different fabrics to rank – from wool to tencel to…

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November 2017 meeting: Creative Upcycling & Pre-Loved Goodies Swap

November: 2nd November 2017, Creative Upcycling & Pre-Loved Goodies Swap, Frome Cricket Club Many thanks to Sarah and Alex for organising such an interesting and informative meeting on recycling and upcycling. It was a lively gathering with exhibits, talks and re-makery and re-use activities. Jolyyon from Protomax Frome gave an interesting talk on the ‘Storm board’ –…

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October 2016 meeting: Zero Waste

October: 6th October 2016: Zero Waste We watched the film Bag It which outlines the massive impact that plastic is having on our environment and health. For anyone that missed it Sustainable Frome can lend you the DVD. Some shocking facts include: Plastic fragments in the sea are found to outnumber plankton 60-to-1, and contributes to around 100,000 marine animal…

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September 2016 meeting: Sustainable Materials

1st September 2016: Sustainable Materials The theme for September’s One Planet Frome meeting was Sustainable Materials – using sustainable, healthy products with low embedded energy, sourced locally, and made from renewable or waste resources. The focus was on sustainable materials that can be used for buildings, both construction and retro-fitting. Terry Pinto, whose practice PAAD is based in Frome,…

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SHARE – latest news and wish list

The ‘sharing shop’ is close to being a reality and now has a name: SHARE – A library of things. This excellent venture, led by edventure, working with Sustainable Frome and the Cheese and Grain, is looking for people to get involved – with the first work days on Wednesday 15th April and Thursday 16th April, and then the…

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A sharing shop?

What do you think of the idea of a place where you can borrow – possibly for a small fee – items like power tools, decorating equipment and cooking items, that you might only want on a few occasions? Plans are taking shape on the ‘Sharing Shop’, which will be a joint venture between edventure…

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