West Suffolk has had a successful partnership with Eco Green Communities since 2017. The project aimed to have a positive impact on the issue of dog fouling and generally clean up the public spaces in West Suffolk. They are renewing their contract and are looking for sponsors to support the renewed venture.
Eco Green Communities offer eco dog stations and litter picking stations to councils. West Suffolk currently has 28 stations in operation at various locations, however, are looking to implement more stations later, as the project has been a success for them.
Councillor Andrew Harvey commented: “that since installing the stations we have had a lot of requests for more stations to be installed by members of the public, local parishes and members of the department for parks”
The project allows for those moments where owners may have forgotten or simply run out of bags. This means that not having a bag is no longer a valid excuse. The compostable bags also encourage behavioural change and reduce single-use plastic.
The 26 councils that Eco Green Communities works with have dispensed an impressive 6 million bags. West Suffolk has used 123,000 of those bags.
The project benefits the whole community as it serves to educate and empower the individual to make the right choice. The power is put back in the hands of the community.
Councillor Andrew Harvey also stated “the eco stations provide a handy service to dog walkers caught without a bag and remove the excuse of leaving dog mess because of not having a bag. They provide convenience and have become very well used at all of the locations we have installed them”Julie Cook, Director of Eco Green Communities, commented: “By erecting these stations councils are helping to reduce dog fouling which is a perennial problem for many local authorities…. Numerous studies show that people are more likely to drop litter in areas where there are already high volumes of rubbish, including dog waste. Where litter levels are low, people are more likely to dispose of all types of waste responsibly…. A survey of councils we are working with has shown that where the stations are installed there is an average decrease in dog fouling complaints of 49.4% and a 56.8% decrease in overall litter. This is an extremely positive result”
An important way to support the venture is through sponsorship. Eco Green Communities offers an exclusive cost-effective advertising opportunity positioned on the front of these popular and well-used eco stations. It is also a great way to boost your companies CSR (Corporate social responsibility) by directly having a positive impact on the community. If your company wants to support your local area and get involved, please contact Eco Green Communities with the information below.