At Frome Town Council we’re working hard to promote borrowing, sharing and recycling. Here are some of the things we’ve done or are doing to improve resource use in Frome:
- We set up the UK’s first Sharing Shop in partnership with Edventure: Frome. SHARE: A Library of Things now has over 300 members and 500 items to lend. It also offers weekly skill sharing events and an annual sharing festival. Watch a video about SHARE.
- We initiated the first VHS recycling campaign in the country in partnership with Protomax, who can recycle any type of plastic. The boards are now being used in the refurb of the town hall.
- We have supported and secured funding for a range of re-use groups including Frome Toy Library, Frome’s Happy Nappy Library and are working with Frome Scrap Store and Re-play (music instrument re-use).
- We’ve launched Wild About Sharing and support Frome’s Neighbourhood Networks in setting up their own share boxes.
Other things you can do:
- Recycle as much as possible
- Compost food and garden waste. There’s lots of useful information about home composting on the Somerset Waste Partnership website which also has offers on compost bins
- Donate to the Community Fridges at Frome Town Hall or Feltham Lane.
- Donate to SHARE
- Reduce your plastic footprint
- Hire a party kit to reduce waste
- Make use of all the borrowing and sharing opportunities listed above
- Join the Community Harvesting Scheme to help reduce food waste and food poverty
- Donate old/unused tech items, including mobile phones, laptops and tablets to Donate IT who have a collection point at Frome Town Hall. Find details of accepted items.