The members of Crowlas and Ludgvan WI have been looking at ways to cut back on their use of plastics and reduce all other waste, included their precious funds. At every meeting multiple payments are handed over to the treasurer and this is usually handed over in plastic money bags or paper envelopes with sticky labels attached.
Not any more. Members are making drawstring bags from recycled fabric and these will replace both plastic bags and the envelopes. The first of these are already in use for the monthly meeting sales table,
Raffle and Board games donations and some members have offered to
embroider them to help the treasurer identify which are filled with
which fund. In addition members are being encouraged to pay for
activities and subscriptions via Bacs bank transfer. This system has the added environmentally sound benefits as requires less car journeys to the bank. At Crowlas and Ludgvan WI we are very conscious of the need to do our bit to reduce our impact on the environment. Whilst we know these are only small changes we recognise that if everyone makes them together they can have a big impact.