Futures Forum: "Going green is good for business" > Turn Lyme Green event > Tuesday 13th March
Here's a report from their latest newsletter:
GOING GREEN IS Definitely GOOD FOR BUSINESS….
This was the message given at a packed meeting at the Baptist Church’s Driftwood Café two weeks ago. It was so inspiring to hear first hand from business owners who have chosen not to use single use plastics and all about their efforts to promote recycling and energy saving, efforts rewarded by support from their customers. We received good press coverage from Lyme Online and in this week’s Bridport News.
AND THE TOWN COUNCIL AGREES …..
Last night – the 28th – the Town Council has endorsed the campaign for Lyme Regis to become a Plastic Free Town. Lyme Regis is on the way to joining over 120 other communities around the country pledging to tackle plastic pollution. And next week, we are hoping that the Town Council will continue to show its support by approving our application for a grant to fund activities over the coming year.
A Steering Group is being set up and an ‘army’ of supporters mobilised to help get the message out to our businesses, schools, local organisations and churches so that we can work together to publicise the ways our community can benefit and contribute at home, at work and on the seafront. There will be a number of local events which Plastic Free Lyme Regis will support and get involved in during the spring and summer.. from the May Fete, Anning Road to the Carnival Procession to an art installation in the Shelters in June.
BEACH CLEAN – Monday, 2nd April – 2pm
Sea Shepherds are organising a beach clean on Easter Monday, so do go along and join in. The poster below has details. Go to Facebook, SSUK Lyme Regis Beach Clean for more information.
GREAT DORSET BEACH CLEAN – Saturday 21st April
Another date for your diaries. Meet at the RNLI station. 1.45 for briefing for the 2-3pm beach clean. Organised by Love Lyme’s Beaches.
next TURN LYME GREEN Meeting: Tuesday, 10th April Royal Lion Hotel, Blue Room, Broad Street. 7.15 for 7.30pm
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
A date for your diary. The AGM will be held for to include a report on the past year’s activities, to receive a financial report and to elect TLG’s officers. Currently, Jo Smith Oliver is Chair; Chris Boothroyd is Treasurer and Polly Benfield is Secretary. All supporters are encouraged to come for this roundup of past events and importantly to look to the future. There will also be an update on ‘Plastic Free Lyme Regis’.
BRIDPORT GREEN FORTNIGHT – 14-28 APRIL
A fortnight packed with events and activities. Have a look at the programme. Turn Lyme Green will have a stand at the opening on Saturday, 14th April at the Town Hall featuring Liz Davis’s practical muslin fruit and veggie bags. We will have a stall again in BuckyDoo Square, Wednesday morning, 25th April from 10.00am, again promoting ways reducing our use of plastics – Reduce, Reuse, Refill and Recycle.
PETITION: 38 degrees. Plastic Straws in Cinemas
Here’s one you might like to support…. Make Plastic Straws Obsolete in Cinemas
DON’T FORGET – Recyling Container at Holmbush Carpark for coffee cups and beverage cartons
And for other beverage cartons widely used to package milk, fruit juice and an increasingly wide range of food products, including soup, chopped tomatoes and pulses.
Dorset Waste Partnership has placed a new container in Holmbush Carpark, alongside one for textiles and one for aluminium foil. Curb side recycling is not available at the moment for coffee cups or food and drink cartons but by taking them to Holmbush, we can do our bit for recycling and make a dent in the huge number of paper coffee cups with plastic lining that need to be recycled separately from paper collections . Take away coffee cups can also be taken to Costa where they are stored and taken regularly to Costa’s own recycling centre for cups. You can take in cups from other cafes/shops are well as any purchased from Costa.