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Coronavirus and the Environment Tips


Last updated 12th April 2020

We are in challenging times and the coronavirus has disrupted our lives. This has had many impacts on the way we live our lives and the environment. We have compiled this list of tips and services still operating during this emergency. Let us know if you have tips or service updates to add. e-mail …

Terracycle and en-form FAQ’s


Why did en-form set up a Terracycle collection point?

We have collected a number of items for recycling or reuse in the past, including corks, mobile phones, printer cartridges and CD’s.

We have been a bit cautious as it has on occassions mean’t that we have been left with a lot of waste that we have had to pay …

Halloween Waste – Don’t be haunted by it!








Image by Nancy Sticke from Pixabay

Guest Post by Ben Plummer*

Skeletons are hanging in people’s windows, pumpkins are in the supermarkets and the nights are drawing in which means only one thing – Yes Halloween is around the corner!

Whether you enjoy Halloween or not, it cannot be denied that Halloween produces …

Greening Colchester – A Green Action Plan

A Peoples Assembly was held by Colchester Extinction Rebellion (XR) on 4th August 2019.

A further ‘Greening Colchester’ meeting was held by North Essex Eco on 28th September 2019 inviting individuals and groups to develop a plan for Greening Colchester.

Colchester Borough Council declared a Climate Emergency and set up a climate emergency task and finish group; existing group request …

Eco and Refill Shops

We have a number of local shops selling Eco friendly and refill products in Colchester and the surrounding area:

Braintree The Natural Way Shop –  82 High Street, Braintree CM7 1JP

Brightlingsea  An Ethical Life – 47-49 High Street, Brightlingsea, CO7 0AQ website

Castle Hedingham BeaEco  Majendie Lane, Castle Hedingham, Halstead

Clacton Unsealed – 2a The Grove, Clacton, on

Local Recycling Directory – Colchester Essex

After you have reduced, reused and repaired any items you buy the next option is to recycle what you have left. The first thing to do is to check out what recycling facilities are available through your Local Authority.

Are You Guilty Of The Most Common Crimes to the Environment in Your Home?

Guest Post by Callum Dawson*

We all have our little bad habits, but how often do we consider whether they could be causing damage to the environment?  Following the findings from the UN’s intergovernmental panel on climate change and global warming it’s clear that we need to do a lot more, collectively, to help remedy the damage that has been

Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush

Or at least your old ones.
Hot on the heels of last months successful Cables Amnesty the Colchester Farmers Market will be running an old Toothbrush Amnesty at the Colchester Farmers Market this Friday the 7th December.
En-form, the local environment charity who run the market will be collecting toothbrushes, toothbrush heads from electric and battery toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes

Choosing Reusable Cups and Bottles – Top 5 Initiatives to Fight Plastic Pollution Part 5

Guest Post by Erika Mastrorosa*

The final post in our series – if you haven’t read the others, please follow the links below for the full story about reducing the pollution associated with plastic production.

There are FIVE things we do to reduce our plastic footprint.

  1. Eliminating virgin plastic bottles
  2. Eliminating plastic packaging for food
  3. Using alternative mixtures in manufacturing