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Since autumn 2020 we have been meeting over Zoom to update each other on our progress on reducing waste, where we can lobby government to tackle climate change more effectively and what else we should be doing – our latest update is here.
Waste – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
The Climate Action Stokesley and Villages group held their first themed evening on 19th November 2019. Tracey Flint, Hambleton District Council’s recycling officer explained what happens to the waste in Hambleton and what plans there are for helping people to reduce waste.
Questions and answers
The Climate Action Stokesley and Villages group are promoting ways to reduce, reuse and recycle in the local area.
Reduce waste through, for example: identifying shops that will allow customers to take their own containers to be filled and promoting water bottle refilling.
Find out more about the new plastic free shop in Stokesley by watching the video Mike Newton, a group member, put together.
Reuse through, for example:
- sharing ideas for re-using materials
- identifying businesses or individuals who undertake repairs and maintenance of household items
- calling for the reinstatement of an area at the local recycling centre for items that can be repaired /reused
Recycle through, for example:
- publishing details of how and what to compost
- highlighting where different items can be recycled
- encouraging local councils to use recycled products
- supporting recycling at events such as Stokesley Show
If you are interested in litter picking in the Great Ayton area then the Parish Council has equipment that can be borrowed which makes the job easier. Contact us for more details.