Wimborne War on Waste

Wimborne Minster Bunting and Bag group

Boomerang Bag

Established in 2019, a group for volunteers who care about the town and want to reduce waste and single use plastic. Volunteers created enough fabric bunting to cover the town in 2019 and made red white and blue jubilee bunting in 2022. In 2023 the group has made over 500 Boomerang Bags. These have been donated to Wimborne Food Bank and to some of our independent shops in town. 

Poets' Corner River Clean

Come along and join us on our Annual River Clean.  Meet at the Allendale Centre, Wimborne at 12 noon.

Bring suitable clothing and footwear for cleaning in-and-out of the river:

  • Waders
  • Wetsuits and masks
  • Boats
  • Wheelbarrows
  • Litter pickers & waste bags.

Fun for all the family and help protect our river and wildlife.

Sun, Jul 23 2023, 12 - 3pm
Creating Library of Things

Friends of Wimborne Library invite you to find out about 
Creating a Library of Things Why buy when you can borrow? 
with Sarah Wise (Wimborne War on Waste) 
Wimborne Library
at 4 pm on Saturday April 22nd 
Find out what a Library of Things is, with the example of Share Frome, and what plans there are for a Library of Things in Wimborne! 

Refreshments. Families welcome.
Free, donations to the Friends gratefully received. 

Sat, Apr 22 2023, 4 - 5pm
Volunteer Day - Breaking Down Disposable Barbecues

Following Litter Free Dorset's campaign and the devastating heath fires of 2022, Southern Co-op committed to permanently removing disposable BBQs from sale - and they now have 8000 surplus units in storage. To ensure that we find the best route for this stock, Litter Free Dorset and Dorset Council are working with W&S Recycling to repurpose/reuse the component parts and send a message to other retailers that they too should be making this move.

Thu, Apr 20 2023, 9am - 5pm
Plastic Free July

Join millions of people reducing their plastic waste.
Plastic Free July® is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities.

Will you be part of Plastic Free July by choosing to refuse single-use plastics?

Sat, Jul 1 - Mon, Jul 31 2023, All day
Stop Food Waste Day

From the Stop Food Waste Day website:

Prevent, Inspire and Repurpose

  1. Prevent food waste at source by storing food optimally, making use of every edible part of the ingredient and planning meals ahead of time
  2. Inspire others to waste less, and repurpose more
  3. Repurpose food by redistributing any surplus to your local community, or giving a second life to ingredients that most commonly go to waste
Wed, Apr 26 2023, All day

Wimborne War on Waste - Litter Pick

More than 40 volunteers from the Wimborne Community enjoyed the sunshine on Sunday 5th February and helped pick up the biggest amount of litter we have ever collected in 2 hours on one of our picks! It was shocking to see and we could have easily spent the whole day clearing rubbish along verges, underneath bushes, on streets, paths and the river banks! The worst offenders were cigarette butts - we lost count of those in town, especially outside pubs, bus stops, and other venues where people gather then drop their butts as they rush in!