A Calverton mum is planning to launch a new green scheme in the village to help ‘protect the future’ for her young daughter.
Jessica Feargrieve wants to encourage people in the village to recycle more and also promote the efforts of local businesses who are attempting to go plastic-free.
As part of the scheme, Jessica intends to set up a drop-off point for items which can’t be recycled by the council and send them to Terracycle – a firm which says it can collect and recycle almost any form of waste.
The young mum will also campaign to reduce the use of single-use plastics in the village and also launch a pop-up shop to promote local firms who are making the effort to go plastic free.
A leaflet is also currently being produced -on recycled paper of course- and will soon be distributed to help get local people on board with the scheme.
Local MP Mark Spencer has also committed to help promote the project.
Jessica is now hoping people will support the scheme.
She told Gedling Eye: “It is early days and I’m still in the planning stages for the project, but I am trying to spread the word.
“We have to do something now about the plastic problem and also encourage more recycling. There is no longer enough time to say ‘we’ll do it tomorrow’ if we want to help save our planet”
“My little girl is the reason behind why I want to take up this cause as I want to protect her future.”