Harborough Green Directory
Your local guide to businesses and organisations offering green options in the Harborough District.
Created and maintained by Sustainable Harborough Community.
RRRRRR = Rethink, Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repair Recycle
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Aldwinckles Coffee House Ltd
Located in one of the last 'yards or Tofts' Aldwinckles Coffee House is situated just off the bustling historic Church Street of Market Harborough.
The covered courtyard and inside coffee house offer a secluded and peaceful location to bring friends or come on your own to sample the range of locally roasted coffees, speciality lattes, loose leaf teas, homemade cakes and delicious savoury cuisine.
We offer a wide range of freshly prepared hot and cold foods, with many ingredients being sourced from local independent producers.
Where possible we serve food that can be decanted into reusable jars and dishes rather than in single-use plastic. Most of our takeaway packaging is recyclable or compostable and we actively encourage customers to bring their reusable cups for takeaway drinks. We use local suppliers where possible to reduce our food miles and support the local economy. Our used coffee grounds and tea leaves are collected by a local allotment society for use on their land. Our food waste is collected by Refood UK who uses anaerobic digestion to turn it into fuel and bio-fertiliser. We refill our soap dispensers and detergents at The Eco-Village.
Ash Tree Vets
Ash Tree Vets is a local and longstanding veterinary practice dedicated to providing a high quality, caring and professional service to all of our clients and the animals in our care. Our friendly and experienced team provide veterinary care to the dogs, cats and small furry creatures of Market Harborough and surrounding areas with additional branches operating in Kibworth and Desborough. Our management are passionate about the environment and increasingly want to make sustainability a key focus of how we deliver our services.
We have created an internal 'Green team' dedicated to reducing our resource use, waste production and improving our sustainability across the practice. So far we have implemented increased recycling processes, reduced single use items where possible and even created a pollinator friendly garden area in our car park
We have committed to an external accreditation scheme with 'Investors in the Environment' who will audit our progress.
We offer a 'take back' scheme to our registered clients whereby they can return difficult to recycle plastic blister packaging, from medication dispensed to them by us for recycling.
Small batch home bakery with eco-conscious values and packaging. Offering delectable small bakes (brownies/blondies etc) available for collection or postage as well as beautiful bespoke celebration cakes.
All packaging is reusable, compostable or recyclable. Discounts offered if packaging is returned to be reused.
Bridge 67 Butcher's shop
We are a family run butcher's shop in Kibworth showcasing high quality sustainably and humanely farmed local grass fed 21 day matured beef, lamb and pork from a nearby farm. We feed all our livestock on good natural foods (grass and grain) from the farm. Great animal husbandry and respect are at the heart of what we do, so we encourage nose to tail use of every animal with as little waste as possible. We are passionate about great tasting food, sustainability and wholesomeness. From our farm to your table.
We practice sustainable and ethical farming in partnership with the wonderful countryside; minimising chemicals, additives and keeping antibiotics use to a minimum. We advocate nose to tail use of an animal to avoid waste and are very much low food miles as the animals go from our fields to a local slaughterhouse and then straight back to us all locally. We try to avoid all plastics and encourage using recycled paper and packaging materials.
We also supply other local British produce from farms and small businesses. We are very much an active member of the Kibworth High Street serving our local population and responding to their needs and requirements. During lockdown we have started free local deliveries for those unable to leave home grouping deliveries geographically and time schedule wise to save on petrol.
We’re here to help you minimise single use plastic waste by offering refillable alternatives to your every day cleaning and toiletry products.
Our product range is 100% made in the UK, using biodegradable ingredients and by manufacturers who care. We even refill our refills to reduce waste right from manufacture to consumer.
We offer a Refill Home Delivery Service, bringing refills to your door to make living more eco conscious, much more convenient.
There’s an enormous pressure to create less waste, but there are minimal options available day to day. We pride ourselves on supporting local makers and stock only British Made products which helps to minimise emissions created with import. Clean Provisions are just that. Every day provisions, created with a cleaner future in mind.
Pop up refills shops & Home Refill Delivery
Eco Church Harborough
A Rocha UK has developed Eco Church – an award scheme for churches in England and Wales – of all denominations - who want to demonstrate that the gospel is good news for God’s earth.
Here in Market Harborough a small group of representatives from the different churches are trying to encourage each church to ‘go green’ – caring for God’s wonderful creation.
We’d love your church to take part in this exciting initiative, which will challenge and equip you to care for God’s world in all areas of your life together.
But to become an Eco Church you need to form a small group of people who are enthusiastic about the environment.
To find out more go on line - Eco Church – A ROCHA.
One of us would be very happy to come along to your church and speak briefly about ECO CHURCH – and when the group is formed I – or another member of our group - would be happy to meet with them.
To participate in the Eco Church scheme, register your church at ECO CHURCH – A ROCHA. You can then begin completing the online survey by indicating how your church is caring for God’s earth in your worship and teaching, around your buildings and grounds (if applicable), in your community engagement at local and global level and in your personal lifestyles as church members.
Once your church has amassed sufficient points, you will qualify for an Eco Church Award at Bronze, Silver or Gold level.
Canon Brian Davis
Chair of Eco Church Harborough
In 2019 we got over 1000 to sign the PLASTIC PLEDGE - including our local MP!
Elderberries Community Garden: With People of All Seasons
Elderberries Community Garden operates in the grounds of a Care Home in Market Harborough involving a few of the residents and a diversity of volunteers, some of whom are unemployed and have social and mental issues. We grow a wide range of produce - all organically. Elderberries is a fresh expression of church, working under the auspices of the local Anglican benefice and as such is open to all people. One of our objectives is working with a number of local charities, businesses and social prescribers.
Composting; companion growing
FarrinHeight Foods - Compassionate Catering was started in 2007 and is owned & run by partners Kerry & Nathan. We are a 100% vegan food producers, street food vendors and occasional hosts of pop up dining nights/kitchen takeovers Find us twice a month on The Square: at the Farmers Market (1st Thurs) or the Artisan Fair (last Sat) plus at other festivals and community events in and around the district. Our food is also available to order via email for local collection/delivery by arrangement.
A 2018 Oxford University study found that ‘avoiding meat and dairy is the single biggest way to reduce your impact on Earth’
Flowery Veg Co.
Local wild florist that works out of a home studio providing gift bouquets, floral tributes, wedding and event flowers and more. Also an experimental grower of flowers, plants and veggies that blogs and posts helpful hints and tips to encourage others to do the same!
Flowery Veg Co. mostly uses British blooms (sometimes even home grown - even better!) meaning that the flowers used are picked from a field in this country and delivered straight to my doorstep - no air miles or nasty chemicals to keep them alive for longer. All my wrapping is also eco friendly so that everything that arrives with my customer can be recycled (and usually biodegradable!) or compostable. Speaking of compostable, we also keep a few traditional compost heaps ticking over to use on the allotment so nothing goes to waste. Hopefully me showing others ways of growing your own flowers, plans and veggies also encourages people to have a go themselves and therefore reduce their own waste (whilst having fun!).
Gardners Cakery is a family-run cake shop in the heart of Market Harborough town. We bake cakes for all occasions from birthdays and christenings to weddings and anniversaries. We stock a range of treats to takeaway including our novelty cookies, sweets, cupcakes, Viennese Whirls, fudge and more. We have our wedding cake gallery on the second floor in our shop for couples to come and discuss everything wedding cake!
All of our packaging is either recyclable or compostable and we use paper bags and boxes for all of our treats in order to reduce single-use plastic waste. We use local suppliers where possible to reduce our food miles and support the local economy including sourcing our flour from Heygates in Northampton.
Green Rhubarb offer products that are made with recycled and reclaimed yarn bringing together my passion for crochet and sustainability.
I make crocheted baskets of all sizes for storage, decor, plant pots and more. Baskets can be bought premade as well as being made to order.
All products are handmade with recycled material in Market Harborough.
At Green Rhubarb we aim to be as sustainable as possible. Most of the yarn that we use is made with waste from the fashion industry that would otherwise be sent to landfill. Other yarn is made from recycled cotton and other recycled materials. We also reuse packaging for postage.
Green Tomato (Midlands) Ltd
We are a mobile greengrocery currently operating in Leicester. We will soon launch our service in Market Harborough offering residents an alternative way to shop. We operate a bit like an ice cream van; our customers bring out their bags and baskets to fill up at the kerbside.
Our float is emission free, our produce is plastic free and we are a zero waste business. We are having our carbon footprint calculated so will soon be able to confirm we are net zero! Our sustainability audit completed by Leicester Innovation Hub recently gave us a GOLD rating. By shopping with us, we are saving residents a trip to the supermarket therefore helping to reduce household carbon footprint. We support a local charity that help the homeless and families in severe hardship. We have also pledged to donate 10% of our profits to The National Trust.
Harborough Energy are a cooperative set up to provide affordable, clean energy to communities in and around Market Harborough. Our local energy projects offer community investment opportunities as well as reduced energy costs for land and property owners who host our installations.
We are helping to give Harborough more control over its future energy costs and surety of supply, making it an even better place to live.
Harborough Energy also work with Harborough District Council and other councils in the region to improve access by eligible residents to ‘Warm / Healthy Homes’ funding.
Kristal's Beautè Box
You are invited to be pampered at Kristal's Beautè Box - Vegan & Eco-Friendly Health & Wellness Beauty Therapy and personal 1-1 Education-
May all who enter as clients & students, leave as friends & qualified professionals.
Certificates based on confidence not just attendance.
The beauty industry is a major contributor to single-use plastic but by making small and gradual changes to our lifestyles for our health & wellness they are more likely to become our new normal and more sustainable for a long period of time.
It's for our future and the future of our children and grandchildren. ♻️🌱🌍
It's a lot more than just beauty treatments, it's so important to take time out of our busy lives to relax physically and mentally and that is what as a professional I am looking to give to my clients, time, and to encourage healthy self-esteem to protect our younger generation and to teach them that the way you look isn't everything and that your personality, values, skills and confidence are the things that will help you progress and develop.
I offer a wide range of natural, plant- based, organic, chemical-free, palm-oil free, animal cruelty-free, vegan, eco-friendly & plastic-free beauty therapy treatments using bamboo biodegradable disposables including cotton buds, mascara wands, bin bags, gloves aprons and towels. Recycled couch roll and re-useable face pads, including a lovely range of retail products. My in-depth fully accredited education and training manuals also include sustainability awareness. Green is the new pink 🌿
Leicestershire Environment Action Volunteers Scheme
Environment Action Volunteers (EAVs for short) encourage and support people in Leicestershire to take action to reduce their impact on the environment. The Environment Action Volunteer scheme is managed by Leicestershire County Council’s Environment and Waste Initiatives teams in partnership with the charities Love Food Hate Waste and Garden Organic.
The Environment Action volunteer role is about fostering positive behavioural change and is as much about people and communities as it is about the environment. By attending events and talking to people, EVAs advise residents about topics such as; food waste prevention, home composting, waste reduction, reuse and recycling, the use of reusable nappies, carbon footprints, climate change and biodiversity.
Giving advice to Leicestershire residents to enable them to reduce their impact on the environment
Lewington Heating Services
Lewington's is a heating company based in Market Harborough, renowned throughout Leicestershire and Northamptonshire for customer service and a personal touch. Having served the local community for more than 35 years, there aren’t many heating and plumbing challenges we haven’t faced, but people don’t just choose us for our knowledge, skills and experience. From being polite and efficient to punctual and clean, we pride ourselves on providing an exceptional standard of customer care across all of our service offerings.
Sustainable, renewable energy sources are very important to us, so we’ve grown and developed our Lewington Renewable division since 2000, specialising in ground source and air source heat pumps, underfloor heating, and solar thermal technology.
We repair central heating systems in order to maintain them for as long as possible and use a local scrap metal recycling centre.
We recycle all paper, cardboard and plastic waste in order to reduce the amount going to landfill.
Our office team use refillable soap dispensers and reusable glass bottles from a local milk delivery service.
MH Tech Centre Ltd
For all your Technology needs. A one stop shop for all your computer requirements.
We offer in-store services and repairs, as well as remote access support.
We can deliver goods to be set up at your home or business premises; our aim is to resolve any tech issue you have.
We build bespoke machines, gaming PCs, business machines, anything technical!
As well as repairs we also carry out upgrades, virus removal, data recovery, backups, clean-ups; fixes for Macs, PCs, Laptops, Phones or Tablets.
Computer repair with a smile.
We offer a variety of refurbished items, from Laptops and PC, also old business machines we clean up and rehouse with new components and upgrades to help old machines live twice as long. We take trade in on old laptops and PCs, we repair all manner of computer, laptop, tablet, phone you name it, we can probably fix it. We can make good any old tech that needs data wiping and then recycling.
Market Harborough Fairtrade Town
We encourage and support individuals, shops, businesses, schools and churches to buy, sell and use Fair Trade products. Fair trade works to raise the voices of producers and priorise what they need to respond to the environmental crises unfolding in already vulnerable communities.
Many Fair Trade craft producers use recycled materials.
Market Harborough Plastics Pledge
A simple list of commitments that anyone can make with regard to use of Plastics. If followed by everyone in Market Harborough, we would see a real reduction in the amount of plastic that is ending up in landfill, or in our rivers and oceans. Market Harborough Plastics Pledge was launched to demonstrate the strength of feeling locally about the over-use of single use plastic, especially in supermarkets. Visit the website to view and sign the pledge. The signatures will be used to put pressure on local businesses to reduce single-use plastics and will demonstrate to the local Council the local passion for reducing plastic use.
This is an awareness-raising initiative, promoting the reduction of single-use plastic through stalls, events etc.
Market Harborough in Bloom
MHiB aims to
improve, manage and develop the town and surrounding areas of Market Harborough by involving members of the community in designing, planting and maintaining floral displays, and in campaigns and community projects
develop projects to encourage saving natural resources
undertake nature conservation projects
encourage children and young people to become aware of their local environment through active participation
encourage sustainable development
participate in regional and national competitions
Volunteers learn about composting, recycling, plant reuse and water conservation as part of a wider horticultural remit...all this is promoted on the Facebook page so it can be disseminated to a wider audience.
A Young People’s Coordinator volunteer aims to convey green/wildlife issues to children locally
Planters with reservoirs have systematically replaced older planters to conserve water
All pots are reused and materials repurposed wherever possible
Pollinator friendly plants are used increasingly and more planting involves reused perennial plants
Compost used is peat free
Muddy Boots and Books
Muddy Boots and Books run local Nature Trails for kids who love being outdoors and exploring! The perfect COVID safe activity!
Each trail is centred around a book with a new theme each month!
The trails can be completed completely free or there is the option of purchasing an activity pack to go alongside the trail which includes the book, a DIY story prop, and nature inspired activity cards for the trail.
Each pack includes an activity designed to "give back" to the environment.
Oxfam Books and Music Shop
Oxfam is the UK's largest second hand bookseller. Oxfam bookshops offer a wider selection of books than most shops, from modern fiction and leisure interest to more specialist subjects, classics, and rare or collectable books. We also stock vinyl, CDs and DVDs and a good selection of greetings cards. Come and browse! The money raised supports those across the world most disadvantaged by climate change.
Oxfam shops are experts and re-using and recycling!. They are always delighted to accept donations of quality undamaged items that you no longer want. And Oxfam is unique in that any textiles that are not sold through our shops are sent for recycling at our Wastesaver plant.
Refill Revolution (at EcoVillage)
Refill Revolution is a reduced waste shop offering plastic free alternatives, household liquid refills and dry foods, available to buy by weight.
We carefully source our products from suppliers who share our values, making sure that our products are always cruelty-free. We support other local businesses where possible, and have an expansive range of vegan products.
We offer a zero-emissions delivery service for a small range of products, and will always support customers who are less able to get to the shop to do their shopping via pre-ordering.
Rural Trading Limited
Rural Trading is locally based Wholesaler and Retailer of ECO Household, Cleaning, Hygiene and Tissue Products and the home of brand BoxRoll.
From our retail outlet at Harborough Indoor Market we provide trusted ECO Brands Laundry Products , Household Cleaning, Personal Care and Dishwashing Products in both Retail and "Go Large" Home Refill sizes. Our extensive product range enables our customers to continue using their existing environmentally responsible brands and benefit from the economy of scale afforded by Home Refill too.
Our wholesale and B2B activities operate from our base in the lovely village of Foxton. From there we supply Independent Zero Waste/ECO Shops and Private Households across the UK and Channel Islands with UK sourced and manufactured Plastic Packaging Free Toilet Tissue.
BoxRoll is available without subscription an enables our stockists to buy "just what they need, just when they need it". Our stockists benefit from Trade Account pricing and are boosted by our decision to sell directly to them in the UK rather than a more mainstream "scattergun" online marketplace approach. This designed supply base enables them to reap the price advantage themselves and retain the economic value in their own locality without the fear of aggressive price competition from larger global sellers.
Rural Trading is the home of BoxRoll Toilet Tissue.
BoxRoll is a responsible UK sourced and UK manufactured Plastic Packaging Free Toilet Tissue which we currently supply to Private Households, Zero Waste Stores and other ECO Shops throughout the UK.
Our Online Local Delivery Store also provides emission free delivery within 20 miles of Market Harborough.
South Leicestershire Litter Wombles
A group of self motivated volunteers, who believe in Action Not Words. In groups or on our own, we remove litter and any other rubbish dumped in our countryside and towns, making the environment cleaner and safer for our wildlife. Come join us, you'll be amazed how great you feel after you've made a difference!
Any aluminium cans found are passed to the Air Ambulance Helipad Campaign, where they will actually be used as the building material for the structure.
Sustainable Harborough Community
We are a collaboration of communities and individuals coming together to make a difference in matters of sustainability, climate change, and all things ‘Green’. We act as an umbrella organisation, working together with environmental groups and concerned individuals in the MH area to effect change at the individual, local, national and international level.
Advice, information and ideas for action on how to live a more sustainable life.
The Bearded Persian
A local and ethical producer of kombucha and importer of amazing wonderful teas that tickle the senses and lift up the soul, we look at every aspect when carrying out decisions within The Bearded Persian, we currently have a circular system in place for our own kombucha and also soon to be introducing it to our teas, we also donate to another local charity which plant a tree for every new bottle we sell.
feel free to come down to the EcoVillage where I am most Thursdays, I'm more than happy to chat about health, kombucha or all things green.
We run a circular system, therefore encouraging reuse of our glass bottles which are then cleaned, sterilised and dried to be used again, for the smaller bottles we sell we offer a free bottle for every 8 bottles returned to us.
Nature inspired home and garden decor made using recycled and repurposed materials.
Handmade in Leicestershire.
Twisted Sprout creations are all made using recycled and repurposed materials. Items such as 100% recycled cotton yarn and scrap fabric otherwise destined for the bin.
Twisted Sprout supports sustainable living through an all natural approach to home grown food. We share elements of our allotment journey in support of educating children and adults alike.
Unfiltered Vegan Ltd
Unfiltered Vegan is a family start up business based in the UK selling high quality, Organic and Natural Superfood Powders and Superfood Blends with a single goal in mind – to help people transition into a healthier lifestyle and discover the amazing benefits of what nature has to offer. We were inspired by Georgiana’s childhood where she used to forage for Sea Buckthorn with her Grandparents and remembered how the natural, organic produce would help keep them healthy. We wanted to reinvigorate this philosophy which is lost on so many people nowadays where artificial substitutes and supplements are replacing natural vitamins and minerals. During the beginning of the 1st lockdown in 2020 we were looking to purchase sea-buckthorn powder for ourselves to help our immune system against the virus and we realised that it wasn't very accessible in the UK and the products that were available were low quality and not organic. In addition to sea buckthorn, we tasted other superfoods such as Camu Camu powder which was featured in the Netflix documentary "Down to Earth-with Zac Effron" and Maca powder and we were blown away by the amount of nutrients and benefits they have. We found that superfood products aligned to our values of sustainability, high quality, organic and eco friendly were not available. We began to source responsible suppliers and started providing these healthy, nutritious and sustainable products to the UK market and we are very happy with what we have achieved so far.
We operate a paperless business and all our packaging and labels are recycled, recyclable and we endeavour to make our business as sustainable as possible.
Utility Trade Group
Utility Trade Group are an independent Utility Consultancy and Installers of Energy Efficiency solutions. Helping businesses throughout the UK with their Energy procurement contracts and to meet their carbon footprint targets by installing Renewable Energy and Efficiency solutions.
Supply and installation of energy efficiency solutions. Creating a more profitable future for your business and powering a sustainable future for our planet.
Well Roasted Coffee
Independent local coffee business that offers speciality Arabica coffees from sustainable sources and/or small farmers located in the coffee regions of the world. We source, roast, pack and deliver locally, regionally and nationally. Our coffees are roasted to order but we do keep a small stock for people who drop in to the Roastery; we provide whole beans or a grind to suit use. We offer training, business support, and also stock a range of ancillary products for the both Business2Business and Home Users.
+ Organic Green Coffees
+ Fairtrade Green Coffee
+ Rain Forest Alliance Green Coffees
* Re Useable Containers (with Air Vent to retain freshness)
* Re Use Bamboo Cups
# Re Fill _ Bring own containers
# Re Cycle _ Customers send back containers for refill plus we use same cardboard packing for the shipping
@ Waste materials from roasting available for gardens
@ All cardboards are recycled
Woad offers clean, ethically sourced, zero-waste products to enhance your natural beauty.
Many of the chemicals in mainstream products such as parabens and phthalates are known carcinogens and hormone disruptors. Woad's products contain simple, natural ingredients that are ethically sourced by producers with environmental and socially conscious procurement policies. Woad brings you clean, ethical products to promote wellbeing and harmony.
Beauty should not cost the Earth; Woad's products use sustainable packaging which can be easily reused, composted or recycled.
Ashley Farm Shop
We are a family run farm shop in the village of Ashley. We produce all of our own beef and lamb on the farm which is then sold through the shop. We locally source jams/marmalades and honey. We also cook a variety of pies, cakes and biscuits on site.
We produce all of our own beef and lamb on the farm which is then sold through the shop. We locally source jams/marmalades and honey. We have a Planet Aid Clothes/Shoes recycling bin in the car park.
Proudly based in the Centre of the known UK – Market Harborough, Leicestershire, BrewHarbs consists of four friends who are redesigning the craft beer scene. Creating modern recipes with UK sourced ingredients. The result? A clean and modern Brewery that is crafting high-quality and consistent beers on the inside with respect for the ingredients we use whilst celebrating iconic and fresh design on the outside.
The bulk of our suppliers are all based in Leicestershire, we’re really proud to use local suppliers. We are also starting our very own hop farm which will revolutionise the brewing industry in the Midlands giving local breweries the opportunity to buy the most expensive part of any brew, locally.
Bud&Bean Preloved Children’s Equipment
Bud&Bean was founded by mum of two, Abby, as she could not bear to see her children’s outgrown, but perfectly good, children’s clothes be sent to landfill. Bud&Bean is based in the main room of The EcoVillage, and caters for children 0-6 years. The ethos of the business is to sell on perfectly good children’s clothing and equipment, for amazing prices, and keeping items out of landfill.
The business has recycling at its heart. It is our aim to make buying Preloved a social norm, and to only buy new if it is an absolute necessity. It is almost a return to how things once were. The textile industry is one of the worst offenders for polluting our world, and throwaway fashion has become acceptable. Buying Preloved is one of the best things you can do for the planet, as these items already exist. Bud&Bean want to extend the life of a product to subsidise the amount of children’s equipment being sent to landfill and inevitably damaging our planet.
Chocolate Lovers is an independent artisan chocolate shop on the Square in Market Harborough. We sell a delicious range of handmade chocolates, macarons, gelatos, ice creams, cakes and award winning chocolate bars including two vegan bars made with coconut milk and cashew nut milk. Our chocolates are made with ethically sourced cacao endorsed by the International Cocoa Organisation.
We also illustrate our own greeting cards and wrapping paper that are printed locally in Market Harborough.
We sell discounted chocolates in paper bags rather than gift boxes. We refill customers own gift boxes. Our hot drinks are discounted for customers using their own refillable cups.
Cotesbach Gardens CIC
Organically certified fruit and veg grown within a historic walled garden. Sign up to collect a weekly veg box including a range of whatever is ready for picking! Alternatively, enjoy our produce at the Yard Cafe, or check the Glut Hut stand in Cotesbach stable Yard for seasonal delights!
Locally grown organic fruit and veg.
Duncan Murray Wines
We are an independent specialist wine merchant (established in 2001) and now in our 21st year. We sell wines, beers and spirits with personality and offer free tastings every other Saturday, January to end-November. We specialise in southern European wines and are big fans of organic, vegan, biodynamic & vegetarian wines. We have been phasing out plastic bags for some years and offer cardboard boxes instead. We were at the forefront of having jute bottle bags over 15 years ago plus we have supported Morsbags for some years now.
e have been recycling all our plastic & cardboard for many years now plus within our concession at Ecovillage we offer a wine refill service.
Making it easier for skiers to make more environmentally and socially conscious choices about the ski kit they wear. With a buy new, Preloved, Rentals and Repairs service we will be taking responsibility and accountability for all the kit we trade.
We are helping fund a few green initiatives through our partnership with non profits. Locally we are working with Root and Branch Out and running a community fridge in Oakham. We are carrying out repairs on peoples ski kit to ensure it is kept in circulation and out of landfill. We take off all of the plastic from our items before posting to our customer - we are collecting the plastic and each year will recycle it into something useful!
I am a qualified aromatherapist.
I make natural products with NO synthetic fragrances, NO parabens, NO nasty chemicals. I am also conscious about waste and single use plastic. As a small business we try to do our bit.
All our packaging is recyclable, tissue paper, brown tape even are labels are made from recycled paper. I am hoping to offer a refill service soon.
FieCo Web Design & Marketing
FieCo is an all-in-one Web Design & Digital Marketing agency, providing specialist services for savvy local businesses.
Our web design & hosting is fully powered by renewable electricity, from sources including the sun, wind and sea. Better yet, the datacentre facilities from which our client websites are based have achieved an incredibly low PUE. We always prioritise reducing our carbon footprint before offsetting, wherever possible, but we double offset any remaining emissions that were avoidable in business practices, and plant at least 1,000 trees annually.
Forefront Audio Visual Ltd (MyHarb)
We are a collective team of experienced graphic designers and animation specialists. Our team is locally based and experienced in various design software.
Our team has a simple objective ‘to help you put your brand, product or service at the forefront of your target audience’. We use the latest in technology to create and display dynamic digital adverts for our clients. Our adverts run across a network of digital screens in Harborough Town, playing 16 hours a day and 7 days week.
We provide a cost effective digital advertising campaign compared to traditional printed "door drop" leaflet/magazine delivery, with the objective of saving 20,000 + items of printed leaflets, magazines etc, ending up in the bin each month. Our digital advertising starts from just £189 + VAT (10% Welcome Discount available) for one month, compare this to a typical printed advert in a local door-drop magazine cover page at £199 or local radio adverts starting at £199.
George Halls Cycle Centre
Bicycle retailer with onsite workshop
We recycle our old inner tubes and send them off to the Krizevac Project for them to turn them into wallets, belts, bag handles and much more.
We recycle all our cardboard through Harborough Council.
We recycle all our plastic bags through Sainsburys.
We recycle all our hard plastics through Harborough Council.
We have occupancy sensors in our upstairs showrooms so the lights only come on when someone is up there moving.
We recycle all our metals through Luke Pepper Metals.
We recycle all our old bicycles, donated bicycles & donated parts through Youth Works Northamptonshire.
We recycle all our bubble wrap packaging through Randalls.
We recycle all our other packaging through Walkers Cycle Components in Leicester.
And of course we are a green transport company selling human powered vehicles as bicycles or scooters.
Green Shoots is an emission-free delivery service.
Our fully-electric mid-sized van has a 2.4m2 capacity which means it can take up to 2 x euro pallets and over 700kg in weight.
Ideal for businesses wanting to reduce their carbon footprint, farmers or local producers wanting to minimise their food miles, or members of the public looking for an environmentally-friendly alternative to sending packages, moving furniture, or buying and selling goods.
Fully electric van with a great driving range means we can deliver anything within a 100-mile radius in a completely environmentally-friendly manner. Whether you're a business owner or an individual, every emission-free delivery makes a difference!
Harborough EcoVillage CIC
The EcoVillage is a hub of independent shops with sustainability at their heart. It is also a community space which hosts events and educational courses.
The EcoVillage hosts a range of educational programmes and courses, including but not limited to composting, why organic?, zero waste and sustainability tips. We have a goal of producing zero landfill waste and pride ourselves on composting, or reusing any waste.