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Waste recycling company supports group fighting food poverty

Boscombe’s Grounded Community, which helps people learn to grow vegetables and fruit to reduce food poverty, has received a donation of landscaping products from West Parley-based Eco Sustainable Solutions.

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Eco’s commercial director Peter Hardy dropped off 12 bags of multi-purpose compost and soil at the charity’s base behind St Clement’s Church.

Grounded will use the quarter tonne of materials in its own gardens and for distribution in the wider community.

Peter said, “One of the unexpected outcomes of the pandemic we are living through has been the emergence of a new spirit of co-operation and collaboration in all sorts of areas, not least in our collective appreciation of local green spaces. It’s in that spirit that we are celebrating our 25th anniversary by supporting Grounded and other community causes.”

Peter delivered the bags in a 100 per cent electric van from Hendy Nissan.

He added, “As more vehicles go electric, there are real opportunities to create a more circular waste collection system with a bit of joined-up thinking. In future, more cars, vans and trucks will be powered by electricity or green gas.”

Michael French, projects co-ordinator at Grounded said, “Our goal is to show people how to sustainably provide their own food in a town. We are all about collaboration, education and helping each other; and the business community is part of that. We’re grateful to Eco for their highly practical support and sharing in our aim to help more local people grow their own food. One of the things we do is collect supermarket food surplus and redistribute it, and we are keen to explore local composting.”

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