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New environmentally-friendly delivery service EcoCarriers BSE launched in Bury St Edmunds

A new eco-friendly delivery service - which uses pedal power instead of petrol - has been launched.

EcoCarriers BSE is a new ‘zero carbon delivery service’ for Bury St Edmunds and surrounding area.

It has been set up by BSE Rickshaw volunteers as a separate organisation - to 'serve the community in an eco-friendly way'.

Libby Ranzetta, director at EcoCarriers BSE, and Amanda Martin, EcoCarrier rider. Picture: Mecha Morton
Libby Ranzetta, director at EcoCarriers BSE, and Amanda Martin, EcoCarrier rider. Picture: Mecha Morton

Bury Ricksaw has offered free joyrides around the town for the last four years.

It also provided a vital lifeline for many during the pandemic by offering a free delivery service for prescriptions, shopping and food parcels.

EcoCarriers BSE however has been established as a not-for-profit community benefit society.

The service can also be used by community organisations and individuals - but is currently looking to partner with businesses.

Rickshaw trustee Amanda Martin and EcoCarriers rider, said: “We want to work with local businesses, offering local drops that are more efficient and environmentally friendly than by van or car.

"In turn this means they can offer customers an eco-friendly delivery option.

“Our standard service guarantees same day delivery for jobs booked before 1pm, but we are happy to discuss bespoke arrangements as well as discounts for bulk orders.

“We’re very excited to launch the service which is not only relevant in this time of climate change, but also to the rising cost of living, particularly petrol prices.”

EcoCarriers has three cargo bikes, a trailer and five riders. Its riders are paid a ‘fair hourly rate’.

One of the first businesses to sign up is Bury restaurant, Maison Bleue.

Customers for its Lea range of ready-meals now have the choice to have their meal delivered through the service, when they order.

EcoCarriers delivers in central Bury St Edmunds (Zone 1) and surrounding villages (Zone 2).

Delivery charges are for small, medium, large and extra large packages and prices range from £3.50 to £15. Additional charges may apply depending on weight, and an extra £2.50 is added on for Zone 2.

For more information call the the service on 01284 413441, email hello@ecocarriersbse.co.uk or visit www.ecocarriersbse.co.uk