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Aide Memoire- Recycling Opportunities

The Planet Group at SIB has been actively engaged in a variety of projects to help improve the environment. Club members have been encouraged to reduce, reuse and recycle in a number of ways. The group has produced an aide memoire for club members about the many options available- the what, where and how to recycle in the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole area as well as nationally. Examples of more unusual things that can be recycled include razor blades, spectacles, mascara wands and under garments. For more detail look at Aide Memoire Nov 2021


Ecobricks are plastic bottle packed solid with clean and dry, used, non-recyclable plastic including many types of packaging like cellophane wrapping, cling film, blister packs, etc. Ecobricks are made to a set density to create reusable building blocks that can be made into a variety of structures e.g. benches, furniture, garden walls, planters, art installations or in a variety of buildings. The Planet Group has produced detailed guidelines on how to make these; Read more by clicking on this link ….Ecobricking SIB

Bee Friendly Gardens

The Planet group has compiled a comprehensive guide on how to make your garden more bee friendly, drawn from a number of sources on the internet. Bees are vital for the pollination of plants, playing a crucial role in helping to provide around a third of the food we eat. No matter how small your garden or outdoor space, you can do your bit to help native bees thrive. This guide provides detail of types of plants and garden features (e.g. wildflower patches, bee hotels, sources of water) that will encourage bees to use your garden productively. The full guide is included here ….BeeFriendlyGardens 2021