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Calverton mum to launch new green scheme in bid to help ‘protect the future’ for her young daughter

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.

PICTURED: Young mum Jessica Feargrieve with her 15-month-old daughter

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.”

For more information you can join the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2275549452563895 or email Jessica at createagreenercommunity@outlook.com

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  1. A great idea, but why isn’t our local councils in touch with this firm and what actually happens to the waste? After watching the television show with Anita Rani and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall on BBC1 regarding the horrendous amount of single use plastic we all use, this can only be a good thing. Let’s hope that this is a catalytic for a massive world wide change how we all live our lives and respect the world around us and the wildlife and tremendous burden which it carries courteous of us humans!

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