Last Tuesday evening, 20th April, Verwood Rotary hosted Fordingbridge and Ringwood Rotaries, to a virtual “get-together”, courtesy of Zoom, naturally.
It was a presentation by Anita Rigler, on how she and her colleagues set up “VoW”, “Verwoodians on Waste”, their way of cleaning up Verwood and greatly increasing how much Verwood re-cycles. She organised a business plan, funding, insurance and a website, and soon discovered, she said, just what and how much can be recycled if one tries. She managed to get their MP involved, along with local schools.
She talked about future plans, which included ways of recycling so-called “disposable coffee cups”, a publicity plan, fayres, carnivals, workshops, demos, and are aiming for “plastic free Easter and Christmas”: all very commendable ambitious and impressive, it has to be said.