Saturday, April 13. 2013
Thursday, March 7. 2013
Tuesday, January 22. 2013
Just a quick plea for anyone with bulging bottom drawers (no pun intended) overflowing sewing baskets and who can't throw away an item of clothing, just because it has a hole/stain on it.... WE NEED YOU...
We are planning a Jean Genie Morning - Saturday 9th February, and encouraging people to come along and make something out of their old pair of jeans - anything they want, a cushion, draught excluder, bag, bunting, door stop, table mat.... you name it, we'll try and help you make it..
Anyway, what we are really looking for is all those bits of ribbon, odd buttons, beads etc.. that you probably won't be able to find a use for, but don't want to throw away either.. so here's the list, and if you are in the SO41 area and can drop it off, or would like one of us to pick it up, let me know.
cotton threads, chalk, embroidery threads, old mens ties (can be read either way!) felt, ribbon pieces, buttons, beads, calico, jeans, shirts, fabric tape, stuffing - old socks washed and cut up, old pillows washed and taken apart, picture frames etc…
e: events @ newforesttransition.org
Sunday, January 6. 2013
Christmas tree drop-off points
If you have a real tree this Christmas, you can drop it off at one of our sites in January and we will chip it and use it as mulch.
- Brookley Road car park, Brockenhurst
- A338 slip road car park, Fordingbridge
- New Road car park, Hythe
- St Thomas Street car park, Lymington
- Village centre car park, Lyndhurst
- Crossmead Avenue car park, New Milton
- The Furlong car park, Ringwood
- Westfield car park, Totton
Sites will be open to the public from Wednesday 2 January to Sunday 13 January. The drop-off area will be clearly marked with a yellow road sign, please only put your Christmas trees in this area.
Your Christmas tree can also be taken to one of the household waste recycling centres, located at Efford, Marchwood and Somerley.
If you are unable to take your tree to a drop-off point or household waste recycling centre, you can put it out with your rubbish if it is less than 6ft tall. We will be unable to chip or compost these trees.
Friday, June 29. 2012
My store - Eco Centricity - is locally based (New Milton and Lymington) and offers low cost scrap materials, art supplies and inspirational crafts.
Our website is now open for business, just visit www.eco-centricity.co.uk to browse.
And, until 15th of August you can get 10% off Eco-Centricity products by entering "welcome1" at the checkout! Hoorah!
You can also donate your unwanted scrap to the store, by getting in touch with me via the website.
Follow Eco-Centricity on Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/Eco.Centricity.Arts
The eco alternatives art shop- www.eco-centricity.co.uk
Saturday, June 2. 2012
Bag levy in Northern Ireland set to be introduced in April 2013.
With an initial 5p duty, set to rise to 10p in 2014.
Sadly, there has been no commitment from the coalition in Westminster, although the Scottish Government has indicated that it is planning a consultation on the issue.
Thursday, February 2. 2012
Food Waste, Small Electrical Equipment and Aerosols - Now being collected in Christchurch
Christchurch Borough are improving their household waste collection and recycling system. They are adding the collection of food waste (thought to make up about one third of Dorset's refuse) and more items for recycling too. more...
They are also increasing the number of items that can be placed in recycling banks at certain supermarkets. Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) including kettles, toasters, mobile phones, laptops, lamps, electric tools and entertainments - anything that needs electricity to work. Banks are located in Christchurch at the bypass car park (next to Waitrose) and Wortley Road car park in Highcliffe. more....
Finally, Dorset local authorities are celebrating winning the National Can Do Award, for the best aerosol recycling campaign. The campaign highlighted that empty deodorant, hair spray, air freshener and furniture polish aerosols can all be recycled as part of the residents' kerbside collections. more...
Tuesday, January 3. 2012
NFDC will be providing Christmas tree recycling points from Monday 2 January until Sunday 8 January at the following locations:
Fordingbridge - A338 slip road car park
Hythe - New Road car park
New Milton - Crossmead Ave car park
Lymington - St Thomas Street car park
Lyndhurst - Village car park
Totton - Westfield car park
And at the Household Waste Recycling Centres 8am - 4pm at
Efford - Milford Road, Pennington
Marchwood - Normandy Way
Somerley - Verwood Road, Ringwood Forest
Christmas trees less than 1.8m / 6ft tall may be put out for collection with your refuse, but will not be recycled.
Wednesday, December 28. 2011
A while ago a friend of mine undertook to not buy anything new for a year. It seemed, at the time, to be a major challenge and I just looked on in admiration. Now that it's coming up to the traditional time for making new year resolutions I'm thinking this would be a very good idea for 2012.
- challenge the consumerist culture we are all trapped in
- explore what we all take for granted
- offer an alternative to just throwing stuff away and buying a replacement
- support recycling and re-use initiatives
- save money
There would need to be some 'rules'. Clearly food has to be excluded and maybe some items of personal and domestic hygiene? But beyond that there are plenty of second hand and recycled options aren't there...........
I'm up for it. Is anyone else? Let me know if you are - there is strength in numbers! C'mon...let's do it!