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Local Green Projects



Green Suffolk

A hub of local green information and an aim to create the greenest county


Green drinks Ipswich

A monthly group that meets for a drink at the Dove pub


Litter Picking Events

Rubbish walks


Surplus Food & Veg Boxes

Oak Tree Low carbon Farm

Growing Places

The Teapot Project

unsold surplus produce from local farms and supermarkets


Homes & Buildings

Solar Panels

Council solar panel buying scheme.

Orchard Barn

Local and sustainable building materials, community-run centre for environmental education - practical courses in heritage building (IHBC Recognised CPD Provider) natural, greenwood and rural skills

Ringshall, Suffolk, UK, IP14 2LY

Realise Futures ECO Furniture

Realise futures a social enterprise making Eco Furniture from recycled plastics.


Ipswich Furniture Project

Second-hand furniture (will also take away your white goods for recycling.)


Easy online second-hand marketplace



Upcycling, Craft Supplies & Industry Waste Reuse


Re-Create Social Enterprise

selling recycled craft supplies and industry waste



Group that meets regularly to sew reuseable bags

Coffee and Socks Morsbags group



Ipswich has many charity shops so you can always access second-hand clothes

Where does it come from?

Ethical and fairtrade clothing company based in Ipswich



Choices Clothes

Second Hand Children’s clothing and toys and adult clothing.

Manor Farm, Church Lane, Barham, Suffolk IP6 OPU



Preloved children's clothes, toys and much more...

Skoobs Upper Street Witnesham Suffolk IP6 9EW



The Dress Circle

5-7 Fore Street IP4 1JW Ipswich, UK



Suffolk Cloth Nappies

Nappy hire, support and information about cloth nappies





Suffolk Recycling

Everything you need to know about what to do with your waste…



The Way To Go Suffolk

Maps, walking  routes, cycle paths and lots of advice on how you can find the best and greenest ways to travel around Suffolk


Genesis Orwell Mencap Green Bike Project

Reuse and repair bicycles, Holywells Park


Cycle Ipswich

A cycle campaigning group for the Greater Ipswich area, aiming to get improvements to walking and cycling infrastructure


Suffolk Car Share Scheme

Car sharing is a great way of alleviating the stress caused by travel and reducing road and parking congestion. Find someone to share your journey with to begin saving money.


Nature & Wildlife

Wild Ipswich

A partnership between a number of wildlife and conservation organisations and charities who share the same vision for Ipswich. Visit their website for wildlife events, projects, activities and community groups.






A Zero waste magazine covering the East


Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB newspaper


Local Wildlife News

Quarterly Magazine with all the wildlife news and events in Ipswich


Reduce waste by shopping loose! We are so lucky around here to have such a super choice of shops that sell packaging free. Whether it's cleaning products, food, homewares or beauty and personal care items you need, check out our ever-growing list of local suppliers. And if you can't see your favourite local loose shop on the list, please do let us know and we'll spread the word. 

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