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Bowhouse Recycling Christmas Trees for Carbon Capture Compost

Thu 7 Jan 21

In Britain each Christmas, figures show that only 10% of Christmas trees are recycled.

Bowhouse is offering a free service to recycle Christmas trees by chipping it and then composting it. Once the compost is complete it will be used on the plots and land around Bowhouse on Balcaskie Estate. This process reintroduces the carbon stored in the tree back into the soil.

Trees should be brought (clear of all decorations) to Bowhouse and follow the signs for deliveries to the back of the building. Visitors will see some potato boxes creating a bay with a pile of greenery. People can simply add their tree to that pile to be recycled. Trees should be dropped off before 20th of January.

Based on the Balcaskie Estate in the East Neuk of Fife, Bowhouse opened as a makers hub for local food and drink producers in summer 2017, working to provide the missing link between farm and fork for producer and consumer. The development of Bowhouse Link has been supported by Fife Council’s Economic Development Team, recognising the value of small businesses and farm to fork supply in Fife. The creation of Bowhouse Link during lockdown has not only allowed small food businesses to continue trading and avoid food waste but also ensured people across Fife have access to high quality produce, meat, dairy and essentials such as eggs and flour. Locals can pre-order each week for pick-up at Bowhouse or delivery.

Bowhouse Link is hosted on the Open Food Network at

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