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The waste that SHARE collects for recycling is sent to a company called Terracycle, where it is sorted by type and then goes on to be made into other products such as picnic benches, furniture, garden planters, playground equipment, watering cans…
By agreement with certain manufacturers of plastic packaging, Terracycle collects very specific items. For example, the Hovis scheme takes all brands of bread loaf bags (not just Hovis ones), and Colgate offers a scheme collecting all brands of toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes. There are also schemes for biscuit and cake wrappers, confectionery, crisps and snacks, pet food pouches, home care products and personal care products. Most of these items can’t be accepted in kerbside recycling collections.
The similarity of many plastic products can lead to some confusion. For example, is a bag with apples in the same thing as a bread bag? The answer is NO, because the Hovis scheme only takes loaf bags. It doesn’t accept bags from rolls, wraps, crumpets etc either!
Here is a note found at Stoke Climsland Old School collection point this morning:
This person had also left several bags of perfectly well-sorted recycling, which we are grateful for.
BUT… there were very few things in this bag that we CAN recycle – pictured here (also 4 or 5 crisp packets)
There were several food trays that could have gone in the kerbside collection. And pictured below, quite a lot that we CAN’T recycle. These bags should go in your kerbside waste, and will be taken to the energy recovery centre at St Dennis. And I think old lightbulbs are often collected at larger supermarkets, along with batteries, or you can take them to your local recycling centre (Saltash or Launceston). The bread bag on the left of the photo is OK, but all the stuff in it was waste.
WE HOPE THIS ARTICLE HELPS TO REDUCE CONFUSION.
We have collection points at: the Parish Hall in Golberdon, Callington Tesco, Nanny Oakleys Cafe, the Tamar Valley Centre at Drakewalls, Launceston Co-op and Pets At Home, Tre Pol & Pen, South Petherwin church, Coads Green phone box, Upton Cross community centre, Millennium House Pensilva, and more.
Thank you to everybody who brings their non-kerbside recycling to our collection points.
We sort and package everything once or twice a week to be sent off to Terracycle via UPS. This is a real eye-opening experience, and should be seen by everybody at least once.
Vibrant and colourful, Mayfest was once again a great day out for all the family, with Morris Dancers, Breton Dancers, music, food, stalls, displays and GIANTS!
Lots happening at the Horticultural Show this year, inside and out and down at the river…..
For the first time the Kit Hill group of the Cornwall Beekeepers Association had a stand at the Golberdon Horticultural Show on the 18th August. The display included bee identification, plants for bees and honey tasting. Geoff and Mary Hardman, (Chair and Secretary of Kit Hill CBKA respectively) cajoled passers-by to try honeys of six distinct flavours – all dependent on what the bees had foraged for. Dale Wood brought along his observation hive which proved very popular with visitors trying to spot the queen. Kit Hill Beekeepers can be contacted via the secretary Mary Hardman at firstname.lastname@example.org Continue reading
The hot weather is also a great excuse to eat more ice cream to stay cool!
Do you prefer a cone or tub, single or double scoop, sauce or no sauce? Whichever way you choose to eat your cool treat this summer, be sure to back British farming. Supporting the industry has never been more important, so what better way than to treat yourself than with a scoop of British dairy ice cream on a warm summer’s day!
Here are some local producers, many encourage site visits, so why not go explore them.
The summer holidays provide the perfect time to get out and about in your local area. You and your friends and family will be amazed by what you can find just a few steps from home. The British countryside is a working landscape of grazing livestock, growing crops and fruiting trees – it is where our food is produced. Filled with expansive green spaces, extensive woodland, water streams and rolling hills, the great outdoors is a giant adventure playground waiting to be explored.
To be in with a chance of winning £100 from Joules, download your free ‘Countryside Safari’ activity sheet and find out more about how British farmers protect wildlife and habitats on their farms, care for their animals and produce the food on our plates. Don’t forget to stay safe though, and follow the countryside code. > Activity sheet here https://www.countrysideonline.co.uk/assets/108870
Everybody has a skill… do YOU grow tasty fruit, perfect vegetables, perfect blooms? Do you enjoy baking or photography? Or are you handy with a needle and thread, or a paintbrush? Whatever your hobby, you could win a prize at the South Hill Horticultural Show on August 18th 2018.
This year we also have a Dog Show and a Duck Race, both organised by Callington Young Farmers Club, raising money for St Luke’s Hospice, show funds and Club funds.
PLUS a CAR BOOT SALE, Bring your items to sell or donate for us to sell, raising money for the Parish Hall Funds, a FIVER a pitch >> contact email@example.com or Ali 384544
Full details in the Show schedule – get yours here…
How many miles does your produce travel?
Callington Fresh Produce stall, The Beeches on South Hill Rd. inc plants and firewood www.facebook.com/callingtonfreshproduce
Callington Country Market, Wednesday mornings in the Scout Hut, COOP car park. Plus the Fish Man arrives at 8:30am and doesn’t stay long. Plus home-made foods, preserves, Chris Rounsevell meats and dairy products and other local crafts and goodies. facebook.com/Callington-Country-Market
Tamar Grow Local local food hub. Order Tuesday, deliver or collect Friday. Inc Fish, meats, great range of local produce http://www.tamarvalleyfoodhubs.org.uk
Dupath Farm Shop, Saltash Rd, Callington. Large bags of potatoes £6, worth splitting with your friends. http://www.dupathfarm.co.uk/farm-shop.php
Albaston Fresh Produce stall, just up from the Queens Head pub
Tamar View Fruiterers at Tamar View Nurseries, Saltash, good range, not all local. http://www.tamarviewfruiterers.co.uk/
Callington COOP https://www.co-operative.coop/
Callington Tesco https://www.tesco.com/
Riverford Organic veg boxes, home deliveries from Bodmin https://www.riverford.co.uk/
Trevallick’s farm shop & tea room, Pensilva, locally sourced and home-made produce http://www.trevallicks.com/
The Growing Project, Pensilva, past the shop on the right, stall on the road with fruit and veg.
1st Saturday of the Month 11- 2pm at The Carpenters Arms Metherell, April to October. Brunch and Produce Market with Tamar Grow Local
Local meat can be sourced from:
Grumpy Old Porkers on Haye Rd. Pork joints, sausages, hog roasts, events. http://www.grumpyoldporker.co.uk/
Phil Cole butcher at The Stable, Coombe, on Golberdon to South Hill Rd
Chris Rounsevell butchers shop, Caradon Town. https://www.chrisrounsevell.co.uk/
Can you add any other local fresh produce retailers??
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Tamar Grow Local is 10 years old in 2017 Help them celebrate at some of the following events in October!
Wed 4th October – Honey Fair, Callington Come along to see live honey extraction demonstrations and enjoy a slice of honey cake. There’ll be honey on sale, details of bee-keeping courses and bee-keeping sundries for sale.
Thursday 5th October – Heralds of Spring Daffodil Conference, Tamar Valley Centre celebrating the 2017 Heritage Lottery funded daffodil project focusing on observation and identification of Tamar Valley daffodils. Share findings, hear daffodil experts, listen to oral histories and buy bulbs for the coming season. Free tickets available here
Thursday 5th October – Food & Farming Pub Quiz, The Carpenters Arms, Metherell Get your team together for the TGL quiz which is everything food, farming and the Tamar Valley. Swat up on your vegetables, plants, animals and current affairs to become our winning team! To book a place, please contact email@example.com or call (01579) 208412 £2 per person with funds donated to the Grow, Share, Cook project.
Friday 6th October –Tamar Grow Local 10 year celebration, Tamar Valley Centre Join us for a day of talks and discussion from inspiring food projects and funders from across the UK. Speakers from Real Farming Trust, Plymouth City Council, Open Food Network UK and Tamar Grow Local and learning how these groups are working towards building a more sustainable food economy. Theere’s also a market gardening exhibition and a mini farmers market so you can stock up on goodies. Full details and tickets available here
The day is ticketed on a contribution scheme so please leave the free tickets for those who may not be able to meet the cost of attending. This event is not-for-profit, TGL are looking to meet the costs of providing lunch and speaker travel expenses. For further details, visit the website at www.tamargrowlocal.org
Saturday 7th October – Apple & Chilli Festival, Apple Pressing. Carpenters Arms, Metherell, 10am – 4pm Our monthly Brunch & Produce Market turns into a celebration of apples, chillies and Autumn produce in October. Bring your apples for pressing for a donation, Music from Robin Roper and over 25 varieties of chillies to try and buy!
Saturday 7th October – Foraging Walk, 2pm A circular walk introducing wild food foraging, identification of edible plants & how to create your own hedgerow salads. 2pm, £9, Meet at the Carpenters Arms. To book, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out the TGL sowing guide here http://www.tamargrowlocal.org/sites/default/files/vegetable-planting-planner.pdf