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    The Big Plastic Count

    The Big Plastic Count is back from 11-17 March, and we’re really excited to let you know that registration is NOW OPEN! Click “Read More” for the link to register. REGISTER NOW In 2022, a quarter of a million people from households, schools, businesses and communities across the country made The Big Plastic Count the biggest ever investigation into UK household plastic waste. By counting your plastic waste for 1 week, you helped us to reveal a shocking truth: that the UK throws away 2 billion pieces of plastic every week, only 12% of which is recycled.  In 2024, governments will be negotiating a Global Plastics Treaty that could finally phase…

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    Greener Duns wins Co-op vote

    Local environmental group Greener Duns has been chosen as one of the Co-op’s Community Fund charities, receiving support of just over £2,750. “We are absolutely delighted to have this valuable contribution to our funds, and we thank the Co-op and its members in the community for voting for us,” said Eloner Crawford, Greener Duns Chair. The group’s projects have included Make Do & Mend events, Cooking on a Budget courses, liaising with schools and nurseries on reducing air pollution, identifying greenways for traffic-free walking and cycling, and organising river clean-ups and litter picks. “What we would really like to see in Duns is a Repair Hub, where people could bring…

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    “Waste 0” opens in Duns

    On 25th February Waste 0 opened its doors at 6A Market Square in Duns (the old Post Office), with a pop-up refill shop offering eco-friendly, plant based, natural cleaning products. 16 year old Alex Mathieson, currently at Berwickshire High School, has set up his enterprise to help encourage a ‘reuse and refill’ approach to minimize plastic use and has received support from Pounds for Purpose and the Borders Youth LAG fund to help get started. “I chose to stock the Miniml brand because they have great products, good ethical credentials and make it easy to return our empties to be washed and reused” said Alex. Waste 0’s current range includes…