Parish Eco-Congregation

Eco links


    Eco Links

Here are a few organisations that may prove useful : most are links to websites.
All have been used and recommended by fellow parishioners and many websites include links on to other useful sites.
If you find any that no longer work or have become less relevant in any way please let us know via
Parish Webmaster.
Equally importantly please tell us if you know of an organisation or website that you would like to add to the list
(especially if none of the above already has a link to it).

Where relevant please help to share these resources with those who do not have internet access : e.g. by providing access to Freecycle.

Recycling

"Reduce" and "reuse" may be arguably have more benefit, but this one-stop recycling information centre is really helpful to aid effective recycling.
Recycle More

Their mission is to work with you to reduce your household rubbish : the Worcestershire and Herefordshire Waste Minimisation website
Waste Mission Impossible
Re-cycle Now
  
Here also is geat advice on how you can reduce and reuse plastic at home
(thanks to Ella Alston for the link)
redue/reuse/recycle plastic containers

Nappies

Are you confused about real nappies? Find out all the facts, what it's really like to use real nappies and the answers to your questions here.
The Real Nappy Information Service

Living Ethically

"Visit our shopping directory to find over 900 different sites selling organic, eco-friendly and ethical goods & services".
Living Ethically

The Impact of Meat, Dairy & Fish Industries on our Planet.
Redditch Veggies makessense

The Ecological Footprint Quiz estimates the area of land and ocean required to support your consumption of food, goods, services, housing, and energy and assimilate your wastes.
My Foot Print
  

Energy Saving

"Here to help everyone save energy in the home"
Energy Saving Trust

Re-use

Local charity shops etc. will be the first port of call, but if you want to cast the net a little further, the following might help.
This local Freecycle group is part of a world-wide community. If you have unwanted items they can be offered for re-use, or you can advertise for something you need.
Wyre Forest Freecycle

This part of the Worcestershire and Herefordshire Waste Minimisation website has lists of organisations that will pass on your unwanted furniture, electrical items, bicycle and other household item to people in need or make them available for sale after refurbishment/checking. Often the organisations also meet a social need by providing work/training for disadvantaged members of our community.
Waste Minimisation

Some of the Wyre Forest contacts are:
Spokes: buy a refurbished bike (do not be put off by the website not listing any!), bike repair and service, donate unwanted bikes: (Unit 7, Lupin Works, Worcester Road, Kidderminster, DY10 1JR; 01562 861154)
Spokes

Oxfam's second hand store online includes clothes, books, home-ware, music, films, etc.
Oxfam
  

Junk Mail

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MPS