Plastic free


Penzance has been awarded Plastic Free Status by Surfers Against Sewage which is fantastic news and hopefully one that will kick start other towns and villages to do the same.

The five targets the project has hit to achieve Plastic Free Coastline Status.

Strategic: Approaching bodies like Penzance Town Council in order to tackle single use plastics at a strategic level

Business: Lobbying and encouraging local businesses to ban single use plastics or switch to sustainable alternatives

Communities: Engaging with and encouraging other communities, groups and organisations to take action on single use plastics

Education: Rolling out ‘Plastic Free Schools’ across Penzance

Positive Action: Holding beach cleans, fundraisers and other awareness raising events.

Surfers Against Sewage have got guidelines for communities that take you through each step so the whole doesn’t feel too large. Some steps are small and simple and ones that we can get behind, it’s about rethinking our throw away plastic culture.

We can start by saying we will buy plastic free Christmas presents and in the new year lets make resolutions that include curbing our use.

We can start by adding our names to online petitions and here is the Avaaz one to end Plastic pollution – click here



About Ruth

I am an actor and theatre maker, I moved down to the SW of England 19 years ago with my partner and son. Five years ago we bought a chalet on the Rame Peninsula and are fully embracing life of the cliff.
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