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World Environment Day – 5th June

First held in 1974, World Environment Day has been a flagship campaign by the United Nations for raising awareness on emerging environmental issues such as marine pollution, sustainable consumption and wildlife crime. With participation from over 143 countries annually, World Environment Day has a new theme and host country each year.

World Environment Day 2019 is being held in China

Here at Wadswick we are passionate about protecting the world we live in and are very proud of the environmental initiatives we have in place in both the shop and on our arable farm…

World Environment Day - Paper Bags

Paper Bags

Always ahead of the curve and a staunch environmentalist, Tim took the step to remove plastic bags from Wadswick Country Store over 6 years ago. With the average plastic bag taking between 400-1,000 years to decompose and recycling facilities far more prevalent for paper, Wadswick bags are far less likely to become a source of litter or pose a risk to wildlife.

Solar Panels

At Wadswick we have our very own solar park! The electricity generated is used to power the shop helping us to reduce our carbon footprint, air pollution and our reliance on fossil fuels.

Bio-fuel Heating

As well as using bio-fuel heating at Wadswick we also grow Miscanthus, one of the most water efficient, soil improving biomass crops there are. Some researchers believe that Miscanthus has the potential to become a greenhouse gas negative fuel in the future. Exciting times!

Electric Van

It’s amazing how many little errands are required for a place like Wadswick. We now have our very own little electric van to help.

We are also looking at the possibility of using the electric van to deliver dog food locally. Register your interest here!

World Environment Day - Electric Van
World Environment Day - Packing Room

Reusing Packaging

Our online sales team uses cardboard boxes received from stock deliveries to send out our internet orders. Any boxes too big to be used are crushed and baled and sent off for recycling.

Feed and Bedding Bag Recycling

Last year we introduced an initiative to recycle certain feed and bedding bags. If you would like to know if your feed/bedding bags bought from us can be recycled, please speak to a member of staff or use our contact form.

World Environment Day - Feed Bag Recycling
Bird Feeding

Bird Seed – Reusable Packaging

Why buy bags of bird seed when you can get it in reused milk cartons? Not only are you helping the environment but your bird feeders will be easier to fill and your seed will be safer from those naughty mice!

Rain Water Recycling

Wadswick collects rainwater in tanks underground to be reused in the store and around the farm. A few of the uses for the collected water is watering crops, flushing toilets and washing vehicles.

World Environment Day - Rain water harvesting

We are always looking for new and innovative ways to be more sustainable at Wadswick. Please help us to protect our planet by reusing your Wadswick bags and recycling your packaging.