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Published: June 16, 2022 | Updated: June 17, 2022

“Match made in heaven” says Eco about its new partnership with The Parks Foundation

Cathi Farrer (left) and Anne Maton (right) of The Parks Foundation with Tristan Dampney and Bryony Hammond of Eco Sustainable Solutions.
By Andrew Diprose, editor

Dorset’s largest organic recycling company has partnered with the charity enhancing BCP’s green spaces.

As well as fundraising for The Parks Foundation, Eco Sustainable Solutions will provide practical support in the form of gardening materials for the charity’s upcoming projects.

It’s expected to result in improvements to parks and green spaces in Dorset.

Eco has already donated materials, such as compost and mulch, for the new Cooper-Thompson Rescue Aviary in Bournemouth Gardens which opened last month.

Cathi Farrer, CEO, The Parks Foundation, said: “We are so pleased that Eco has chosen to support us, and we’re excited for what opportunities this year-long partnership will bring.

“One of our projects is rebuilding the aviary in Bournemouth Gardens, and now, thanks to Eco, we have access to all the quality mulch, compost and more that we could ever wish for.

“It may not sound exciting to the outside world, but to us, quality compost is a big deal.

‘Although we work alongside BCP Council to maintain and beautify green spaces beyond what the council can offer, we are an independent charity, and we rely on support and funding from the local community.

“With Eco’s support we can achieve so much more.”

Tristan Dampney, Marketing Manager, Eco Sustainable Solutions, said: “‘We’ve been on the lookout for a local cause to support and when we came across The Parks Foundation, we knew it was the perfect choice.

“Green spaces are so important for local people and wildlife, so we’re big fans of the work The Parks Foundation do to protect and enhance them.

“Between our experience creating gardening materials and The Parks Foundation’s experience using them, it’s a match made in heaven for sure.

“From bake-offs at the office to donating more mulch, we’re going to do all we can to help support the charity’s projects over the next year.”

Founded in 1993, Eco turns over 250,000 tonnes of waste – including all 38,000 tonnes of Dorset’s food waste and 65,000 tonnes of garden waste – into landscape products and low carbon energy each year.

The Parks Foundation was established in 2015 and its geographical remit includes Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.