Plastic can be fantastic

Youngsters at six Dorset schools are spending this term learning about the benefits of recycling plastic. To kick start their topic – which will culminate in a special art project using recycled plastic – the children from Heath Academy Trust received a visit from Dorset Waste Partnership officers. The recycling officers and their recycle truck is visiting all the Trust’s … Read More

Eco goes ‘ultra green’ with new £500,000-plus shredder

A Dorset recycling company says it has become ‘ultra green’ after investing more than half a million pounds in an electric wood shredder. Eco Sustainable Solutions’ new Untha shredder is now in full operation at its Parley site, handling up to 65,000 tonnes of waste wood annually. The wood, from household recycling sites in Dorset and Hampshire, is shredded for … Read More

Setting the benchmark for recycling plastic

  Children, parents and teachers from one Dorset school are setting the benchmark when it comes to recycling plastic. The whole Colehill First school community are rallying together to create their very own ‘eco bricks’ from plastic, which will eventually be made into a new friendship bench for the school field. But before the bench can be made the school … Read More

Mayor hails Eco site as “very impressive”

One of the UK’s most advanced sites for organics recycling and renewable energy has been hailed as “very impressive”. Christchurch Mayor Cllr Nick Geary was speaking after a tour of Eco Sustainable Solutions’ 34-acre site at Parley. The company, which was founded 24 years ago, annually processes 200,000 tonnes of material at Parley including green waste, waste wood and soils … Read More