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Ecobricks Starter Workshop

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The Hive Community Space Cheltenham

Tewkesbury Road

Cheltenham

GL51 0SJ

United Kingdom

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Want to take control of your unavoidable single use plastic? Learn about Ecobricking & how it can support local communities...

About this Event

You are invited to an Ecobrick workshop hosted by Andrea Warner, certified UK Ecobrick trainer of the Global Ecobrick Alliance [GEA].

"The first Ecobrick you make is the most important, the best is the one you don’t have to make”

We all know there is a plastic crisis and we all want something done about it. We may have different perceptions of how that should happen, perhaps depending on our understanding of plastic, recycling and how its ultimate disposal actively affects our environment.

In this workshop, we will look at plastic in all its guises and consider how we use it, how we have developed a reliance on it and how, as our hands let go, its onward journey affects the air we breathe, soil we grow food on and in, and the fresh and salty water we know is so important to our lives.

At the end of the session you will have an immediate action plan for being part of this global change AND you’ll know how to make a high quality Ecobrick you can be proud of. We also hope that you have lots of fun!

Takes place on Wednesday 30 October 19.30 - 21.30 at The Hive Community Space Cheltenham [in Sports Direct Fitness Gym, behind Aldi off Tewkesbury Road]

*PRE-BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL *

(You need to be able to stay for the full session)

Cost is £5.50 per person [with booking charge of £1.03]. Children [under the age of 12 years] are welcome & free.

If you can, please bring:

- a clean and dry 500ml plastic bottle [these are the easiest size to start off with]

- a favourite pair of kitchen scissors

- a 'pokey stick' e.g. long handled wooden spoon

[We have both bottles & scissors available if you do not have your own]

If you would like to collect single use plastic & bring it along to the workshop [making sure it is clean & dry], then we can use it as examples of what does / doesn't go in & how to prepare it & how to use it in your bottle to help achieve the ideal density / weight..

If you would have any questions regarding this workshop, then do get in touch with Andrea directly [info.thehivecommunityspace@gmail.com].

If you haven't yet, do join our FaceBook group: The Hive Community Space Ecobrick Project.

Feedback from previous Ecobrick Starter Workshops:

"Very well structured & balanced workshop..learnt things I didn't know about plastics & have come away determined to reduce our plastic consumption.. thank you Andrea for providing food for thought...."

"Wanted to give Ecobricking a go, but got overwhelmed with all the technicalities. Andrea has broken that down & made it understandable & achieveable! Being able to have a go at chopping & stuffing a bottle whilst I could get help & reassurance was brilliant! Going home to get Ecobricking!"

"Even more determined now to eliminate the last of my single use plastics! Going to Ecobrick what I have & so pleased I can fill a bottle that is going to be used for a structure that will benefit a local charity!"

"So pleased that I attended this workshop! Now I know where I went wrong with the Ecobricks that I have tried to make at home! Those mistakes will not be repeated! It is so much easier when you can come to a workshop like this & learn all about it... much preferred to reading [& getting confused!] by everything that is online!"

"A very enjoyable evening & practical session.. non judgemental.. you are given facts as they are known. Your conclusions are your own. I've come away wanting to research more about our local recycling systems to understand what is best for our household & the environment. Supporting materials [including my own validated Ecobrick which I made in the session!] are great reference points & looking forward to the challenges of my Ecobrick journey!"

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Should you wish to cancel your place at this workshop, monies will be refunded up to 1 day before the event, noting that booking fees [£1.02 per adult ticket] are not refunded as per the terms & conditions set out by Eventbrite [so the booking fee is retained by Eventbrite & not the Organiser of the event].

It is permitted to transfer your ticket to someone else to attend the same event you were booked on too [& we appreciate it if you could let us know]. Please note it is not possible to transfer this ticket to a different event / day or time.

No refunds will be provided if cancelled within 24 hours of the event start time or if you do not attend.

Should this event be cancelled then all monies taken [including the booking fees] will be returned to the buyer.

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Tewkesbury Road

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GL51 0SJ

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