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Artizans

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They wanted to create a shop where you can find something a little different and unexpected. A range of high-quality design and handcrafted products sourced from across the globe and independent designers. They also showcase collections from small creative businesses alongside ethical artisan enterprises. And discover our Fair Trade ranges too. 

Pledges:

  • No plastic bags (only paper bags available) plus no plastic packaging.

  • Sharon has stopped using some suppliers because they used too much plastic when sending stock (she has spoken too many to raise the issue with them too). 

  • There is a refill bar (shampoo, conditioner, bodywash, washing up liquid etc) where people can refill their own containers · Original packing materials are reused

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James Bretel Architecture

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They are a collaborative practice with a particular focus on sustainable residential design. They're role is to work with you to realise your dream.

Pledges:

  • Cleaning and bathroom bottles, plastic bags, food packaging and shopping local, fabric face coverings

  • Bulk buying handwash, body wash, shampoo and conditioner in 5Lt containers where possible.

  • Re-usable shopping bags, tote style shopping and bags for life from supermarkets.

  • Reduction in unnecessary food packaging; shop local for bread, meat, fruit & veg which both supports the local businesses, reduces carbon footprint and reduces plastic waste in supermarket packaged goods.

  • Use fabric face coverings rather than disposable ones.

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The Little Yoga Company

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Fun, dynamic and colourful yoga classes and parties in Hampshire for families, toddlers and children aged 2 to 12 years.

Pledges:

  • Refill and reuse all cleaning bottles 
    Refill and reuse hand sanitiser bottles

  • Refill and reuse mat cleaner (eco-friendly product)

  • All packaging of any products ordered will be reused or recycled, and where possible will be from companies with a bit of an eco-conscience.

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Overton Scouts

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Scouting is the UK’s biggest mixed youth organisation, offering 6 to 25-year-olds fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure, and the chance to help others. Scouts develop skills including teamwork, time management, leadership, initiative, planning, communication, self-motivation, cultural awareness and commitment. 

Pledges:

  • To remove/minimize the use of plastic cups, plates and cutlery when possible

  • Switch the use of plastic bags for our supplies and switch to cardboard boxes instead. 

  • They will hold a plastic awareness meeting at least once per school year with the agenda of the use of single plastic in our daily lives and how to minimize the impact of plastic on the environment. 

  • The Cub Scout group is already complying with a low single plastic use which they plan to reduce even further when possible in the coming years.

Getting in touch

Sustainable Overton

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A team of volunteers living in the beautiful Hampshire village of Overton, working together to combat climate change. The goal is to become a carbon neutral

community by 2030

Pledges:

  • To support every aspect of Plastic Free Overton with action and publicity. 

  • Meetings to be plastic free for catering - reusable cups only. 

  • Events to be plastic free - catering and all aspects

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Turner's Butchers

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Turners butchers is a family-run butchers shop in the village of Overton just 5 miles outside of Basingstoke in Hampshire. Owners Kevin and Esme Smith specialise in providing quality meat, sourced locally and fully prepared to your requirements

Pledges:

  • No plastic bags (only paper bags are available). 

  • Switched to sugar beet trays instead of polystyrene.

  • Kevin will put food into containers that people bring in and wash at home.

  • Egg boxes are reused, and people are encouraged to return their egg boxes

Café Pueblo

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The Spanish word PUEBLO means both village and community, and as a village cafe, community is what it's all about for us. We hope that our homemade, Latin twist food and super-ethical coffee can provide a perfect backdrop for time spent together!

Pledges

  • All takeaway orders in paper bags 

  • Wooden cutlery for take away 

  • Sauces in refillable glass rather than sachets 

  • Cold drinks in cans and glass rather than a plastic bottles e.g.water in a can 

  • Cup carriers are cardboard

Getting in touch

Laverstoke and Freefolk Parish Council

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Laverstoke and Freefolk is one of 51 parishes that make up the borough of Basingstoke and Deane in the county of Hampshire

Pledges:

  • Cleaning solutions that re-use spray bottles

  • Buying loo rolls without plastic covering or bulk buying recycled loo rolls

  • Changing hiring Ts and Cs to say no single-use plastics to be used in the hall

Getting in touch

Overton Biodiversity Society

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The Society was created in 2004 with the aim of raising awareness of environmental issues in the parish, carrying out surveys and practical conservation work and creating a biodiversity action plan for the parish". O.B.S. is a member of "Natural Basingstoke

Pledges:

  • To eliminate single use plastic from all our activities. 

  • To ensure that all plastic products are re-used or recycled.

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St Luke's Hall, Overton

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St Luke’s Hall is a community hall available for hire for parties and functions. It is situated halfway along Winchester Street on the east side of the road and has a small car park, kitchen and an outside space at the rear.

Pledges:

  • providing reusable cutlery, crockery for hirers to use. 

  • Request hirers to avoid single use plastic where possible. 

  • Advertise and support Plastic Free Overton. 

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Suzanne Smith Childminders

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Suzanne Smith Childminding Services

Pledges:

  • TBA

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Wilson & Sons Greengrocers

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Wilson & Sons is a family run Greengrocers based in Overton, Hampshire

Pledges:

  • All plastic packaging they do have to have is returned to supplier for recycling (and card and wood) 

  • Wherever possible, preference is given to produce not in plastic, even at a premium - most products are loose and naked 

  • Paper bags in the shop / veg boxes for loose produce 

  • refillable olive oil in glass bottles 

  • loose dried mushrooms available (weighed into paper bags) 

  • For take away soup and potatoes, customers are encouraged to bring their own containers. If they don't, the potatoes go in recycled card boxes which are compostable at home. with wooden forks 

  • Plastic bags are available, but not offered, which cuts down use 

  • Sell ketchup and other sauces etc in glass only 

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Cookery Doodle Do North Hants

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Cooking with kids can be so rewarding, but wouldn’t it be nice if it felt a bit more like quality time, and a bit less like a battle? Wouldn’t it be great if they were also learning new baking skills and tips? Wouldn’t it be even better if they could make a few splats and splashes on the floor and you did not have to worry about the mess, and wash every wooden spoon you own afterwards?

Weekly preschool children's cooking classes in Laverstoke. From tots to older kids - we offer something for all ages.

Pledges:

  • Katie asks customers to bring containers to take their bakes home. Provide paper bags if they forget. Katie used to routinely hand out plastic food bags.

  • Katie has purchased numerous reusable containers for all the food prep done in advance for offsite classes (childminder settings etc) instead of using plastic bags. 

  • Katie has purchased silicone food lids and baking mats to significantly reduce use of clingfilm and baking paper.

  • Katie also hires out her equipment when not in use and for every hire a  donation of £5 goes to Naomi House and Jacksplace childrens hospices.

Getting in touch

LifeSpring Community Church

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A warm and welcoming church that meets in Overton. People come from far and wide - anywhere from Basingstoke to Andover and all points in between like Whitchurch, Oakley and Overton. 

Pledges:

  • Washable mugs, saucers, cups etc for all refreshments

  • No single use plastic drinks at Saturday club

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Overton Guides

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What you do in Guides is up to you, from taking part in lots of exciting activities at regular meetings to special events and trips away. You’ll never be stuck for something to do, whether you want to explore the outdoors, focus on hobbies, or challenge yourself with something new, you’ll find something to Guides that suits you.

For girls aged 10 to 14- Guides challenge themselves and make a difference in their community. Overton Guides meet weekly. 

Pledges:

  • We’ve held a challenge for the Guides to create something new from “rubbish”.

  • We’re making sure we are replacing plastic with other materials for craft activities where possible. 

  • We’re planning a litter pick around the grounds of our meeting place when lockdown restrictions are lifted.

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St Mary's Hall, Overton

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St Mary’s Hall was built in 1914,originally owned and maintained by St Mary’s Church and over the years has been used for many things including a library and baby clinic as well as for dances and a meeting place for clubs and societies. It is on situated on Overton high streets

Pledges:

  • Providing reusable cutlery, crockery for hirers to use. 

  • Request all hirers to avoid single use plastic where possible. 

  • Advertise and support Plastic Free Overton. 

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Watership Down Nursery

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The Watership Down Nursery is a day nursery offering full, part and flexible care to children in Overton, Whitchurch, Freefolk areas. The nursery provides a fun, caring and homely environment which will enable children to flourish and learn through exploration and play. We care about the children that attend and do everything we can to help nurture their imagination and curiosity whilst providing parents with peace of mind and the flexibility to fit around their busy lives

Pledges:

  • Yoghurt and jelly pots will be used and reused for craft and paint pots

  • Use dispensing cleaning products that can be refilled

  • Ask our families to send in empties soap dispensers that can be refilled

  • Reuse milk bottles and turn them into plant pots, watering cans and bird feeders.

  • Use the lids for counting, sorting and craft

  • Encourage and support the use of reusable nappies

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