Sharing God's Love
We have received our Bronze Award!!!
This month, we're thinking about gardens, and specifically how we cut down on the plastic used.
Plastic in the garden is pretty much unavoidable. If you buy potting compost, it will be in a plastic sack. Reduce the plastic by buying larger sacks rather than many small ones, and re-use the sacks to store your pots or tools. If you use a lot of manure, consider having a trailer-full delivered, rather than lots of individual sacks.
Plastic seed trays may be cheap, flimsy and only fit for one season - so seek out stronger ones that you can re-use year after year.
Wooden labels are a better option than plastic if you can find them - but if you can't cut up margarine tubs or plastic bottles rather than buying new.
Plastic plant pots can be re-used for many years - just make sure to wash them thoroughly before doing so, using fresh water and a drop of washing liquid. If you need more pots, you'll probably find someone else has some to get rid of, so ask around before buying new. Some nurseries will now send plants out in 'no plastic' wrapping, so seek them out too.
Our Eco Church initiative is run under the guidelines of an organisation called A Rocha. You can discover more about them at https://arocha.org.uk/
Do you know about your personal carbon footprint? Go to www.footprint.wwf.org.uk to take a simple survey and find out more.
To cut emissions, on other occasions, always try to carshare please!
Remember all the R's !
Refuse: Anything which is single use
Reduce: Consumption of goods
Refurbish: Old stuff
Repair: Before you replace
Repurpose: Be creative, reinvent
Recycle: Last option!
Try using www.ecosia.org as your 'go to' search engine
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