Welcome to the Eco Ely Website

Eco Ely is a community group aimed at like-minded residents of Ely and surrounding villages, who are interested in environmental issues, sustainability, recycling and making a difference where we live.

Eco Ely was founded in April 2019 by Hayley Ellis, a local resident who embarked on a personal journey to reduce her carbon footprint and waste, and wanted to help other residents do the same.

Hayley says:

"My Eco journey started by discovering TerraCycle, and realising I could recycle my crisp packets! It became infectious and a positive addition to my life.


I am not an Eco person by nature, this is a new journey for me, and I wanted to work on my journey publicly to help and inspire others. I was aware that the recycling guidelines can be confusing, and wanted a space to ask questions.

Eco Ely started as a Facebook group, which is still very active on a daily basis, and it has been so encouraging to discover other people who wanted to do a bit more but didn't know where to start."

Eco Ely has continued to grow in members and publicity.

Eco Ely has been featured on BBC Look East, Elyi Magazine, Ely Standard, Spotted in Ely and Littleport Life Magazine

Eco Ely Facebook Page

1 month ago

Love #mincepies? Did you know that recycling six #foil cases generates enough #energy to power a TV for 1 hour? Rinse and put them with your tins, cans and any other clean tin foil such as takeaway ... See more

1 month ago

I am looking to work with a group of parents to set up a walking bus. This has several benefits such as reducing the number of cars of the road, thus reducing pollution and traffic and it improves ... See more

1 month ago
Climate Change

ECDC have declared a climate emergency... post ideas to the forum..

Welcome to East Cambridgeshire District Council's Ideas ForumEast Cambridgeshire District Council has joined more than 200 councils across the UK to declare a climate emergency. The Council has a ... See more

1 month ago

Made me giggle ... who else has the power?

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