Join us on Tuesday 13th June 2-4pm, to find out about what the Co-op is doing to help tackle climate change and how you can play your part.
For the Great Big Green Week, the Co-op is coming to ECO HUB at Glamis Hall in Wellingborough to talk to members, customers and the community about what does sustainability mean to them and asking if there are any local issues that the community can come together and make a difference.
We recognise the importance of championing a better way of doing business and doing the right thing by both people and the planet. To do this, we take a collaborative approach with our customers, members, suppliers and partners. You can find out more about our recipe for sustainability in our Future of Food ambition below at Sustainability and Future of Food – Co-op (coop.co.uk)
In July, we launched our soft plastic recycling scheme, where you can now bring items like crisp packets & bread bags and place them in our recycling units in a location near you. Here’s what our Member Pioneer Co-ordinator said:
We’ve removed over 331 tonnes of plastic from our fresh fruit and vegetable packaging over the last 2 years. We need your help to do even more.Stuart Mackay, Organiser
Right now you can recycle your soft plastics at over 2,200 Co-op stores across the country, including in Wellingborough at Co-op Olympic Way and at Co-op Redhill on Northen Way.
We’ve always led the way on the food issues that matter the most to our customers and members such as being the first UK supermarket to sell Fairtrade products. We have so much to be proud of – so take a look at our Future of Food 2020 update for our highlights. Read our Future of Food policy and Future of Food 1 year on to find out exactly what we’re planning to do from now until 2030 to meet the challenges we all face.
Wellingborough Eco Group will also have their popular Happy Café, Tuesday Tidy Ups, Swap Shop and Food Sharers on too, come to ECO HUB two hours early for their free food reuse Happy Café that has Co-op sandwiches, hot food, plus tea and coffee in the marquee with Sustainability LIVE.
Join us 2-6 for Wellingborough Swap Shop where they will have rails of clothes for you plus lots of seeds, books, DVDs, toys (lots of teddies) and household items. Everything is available for swaps or a small donation to the group. Food Sharers will have lots of fresh food from Redeem Funds, loads of sandwiches from Co-op, and much more. Tuesday Tidy Ups is 2-6 with Wellie Wombles. Come to borrow our litter pickers and hoops for a tidy up, bags are free!
Join us at Sustainability LIVE on Tuesday 13th June 2-4 at Wellingborough Eco Group’s ECO HUB, Glamis Hall, Wellingborough, NN8 3RU to find out more and for tea, coffee and maybe even cakes.