The Green Gram
The Green Gram in Fordingbridge started as a waste free trailer, visiting local areas. They expanded to a community run shop in Fordingbridge and are already on the move to bigger premises in Station Road Fordingbridge . Products include a mix of pasta, rice, dried fruit, nuts, cheeses etc to washing up liquid, laundry detergent and plastic free toiletries.
Monitor updates for "The Green Gram" on their Facebook page r visit their web site https://www.thegreengram.org/ .
Established in 1984, Flash Gordon Removals is a family-run removals company based in Verwood, providing a range of removals services to commercial and domestic clients in the local area.
Our recycling facility involves posting off many boxes full of plastic waste to Terracycle which means we need a constant supply of boxes.
We simply could not manage without Flash Gordon!
Dorset Council are hugely supportive of VoW. They have provided us with a recycling bay and also a pre loved notice board at no cost to us. Recycling supports sustainability by diverting rubbish from waste treatment facilities; reduces the amount of virgin materials being extracted for manufacturing new products, and lowers carbon emissions. We also promote reduction and reuse of materials, which we ask residents to consider before recycling as these activities have even less of an impact on the environment.
TerraCycle’s purpose is to eliminate the idea of waste. We do this by creating national recycling systems for previously non-recyclable waste streams.
With over 21 million people collecting waste in 16 countries together we have diverted over 2.5 billion of pieces of waste that are either upcycled or recycled into various new products.
Verwoodians on Waste rely on Terracycle to enable us to facilitate our recycling schemes.
WoW is a focused and dynamic grassroots community group that seeks to raise awareness about the environmental impact of single use plastic. Our aim is to inspire people to rethink and reduce their use of single use plastic, in particular disposable coffee cups, plastic bottles, straws and bags. We work closely with local Councils, MPs, Charities and other community groups. WoW is leading the local community in becoming a 'Plastic Free' Community. WoW is leading the local community in reducing single use plastic.
Litter Free Dorset is made up of a group of local organisations, charities and community groups. They all work together to reduce the social, economic and environmental impacts of litter.
This is done by trying to stop littering behaviour in the first place through projects and campaigns.
We also issue our own litter pickers to help keep Verwood plastic Free. To apply for a litter picker please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Without the Verwood Solar Farm Fund, a lot of what Verwoodians on Waste achieve, could not be possible. Grants are only awarded where it benefits the local community. We are grateful for their start up grant of almost £900! A further £900 was provided by the Solar Farm Fund in July 2023 to purchase 60 litter pickers.