The fourth ‘R’: Reduce, Re-use, Re-cycle – and Repair

Repairing is the new, on-trend ‘R’ in waste reduction. The concept of the 3Rs – reduce, re-use, recycle – was originally developed by WRAP (Waste Resources Action Plan). Now repair cafés are starting up across the country, mainly in the larger cities where there is a greater pool of expertise. Bath Repair Café was started […]

Wild Walcot

Wild Walcot

This welcome addition to the Bath street scene is a collaboration between the Walcot Street Traders, Avon Wildlife Trust and Vegmead. The intention is to create green spaces all along Walcot Street. The first project has transformed the waste ground at the top of the entrance to the Cattle Market car park, to provide seating, […]

YMCA Garden July 2017

Transition Bath’s Flourishing Community Gardens

With growing season in full swing, the Transition Bath’s small community gardens scattered around Bath are flourishing. Gooseberries have all been picked and tomatoes are swelling nicely. Gardening sessions are fairly regular at Park Street (Sundays 11am-1pm, weather permitting, photo to left) and on an ad-hoc basis at Donkey Lane, Broad Street Place (YMCA courtyard) […]

Bath University Biodegradable Microbead Research

Bath University develops biodegradable microbeads

Scientists and engineers from the University of Bath have developed biodegradable cellulose microbeads from a sustainable source that could potentially replace harmful plastic ones that contribute to ocean pollution. Plastic microbeads used in cosmetics and toothpastes have been leaching via our river systems into our oceans, being ingested by wildlife and entering the food chain. […]