What we learnt from our webinar with Marine Conservation Society

On Wednesday 17th March, Plastic Free Chesterfield held an online talk from Tara Proud, volunteer and community engagement manager (Scotland) at Marine Conservation Society (MCS) on Plastic in our clothes, Plastic in our oceans. Here are the things we learnt from the talk: Individuals can make an impact, but communities can make a bigger impactContinue reading “What we learnt from our webinar with Marine Conservation Society”

Plastic Free Chesterfield calls on Chesterfield businesses to #BuildBackBetter

As Chesterfield’s shops, restaurants and cafes start to plan their re-opening later this Spring following the Prime Minister’s announcement, Plastic Free Chesterfield is calling on the business sector to #BuildBackBetter and #BuildBackGreener from the Covid-19 pandemic. A Surfers Against Sewage survey last year found that 63% of respondents want to decrease their personal consumption of plastic packaging andContinue reading “Plastic Free Chesterfield calls on Chesterfield businesses to #BuildBackBetter”

Celebrating 50 Community Allies

Single-use plastic campaign group, Plastic Free Chesterfield, is celebrating the news that they have successfully signed up 50 community partners to it’s campaign. The Chesterfield campaign is one of over 700 groups across the country working to reduce single-use plastics in their communities. One of the objectives, set by national charity Surfers Against Sewage, wasContinue reading “Celebrating 50 Community Allies”

Spireites Support Plastic Free Chesterfield

Chesterfield FC and Chesterfield FC Community Trust have both signed up to become Plastic Free Allies. Joining forces with Plastic Free Chesterfield, both organisations are pledging to reduce their plastic waste and move away from single-use plastic to alternate solutions. Greg Hewitt, the community lead at Plastic Free Chesterfield, said: “We’re incredibly delighted to haveContinue reading “Spireites Support Plastic Free Chesterfield”

Chesterfield community are invited to an online meeting to answer confusions around compostable plastics

Plastic Free Chesterfield is to hold an online meeting to enable members of the public to address any questions they may have around the use of compostable plastics. Compostable and biodegradeable plastic packaging has been touted as the solution to our single-use, throw-away lifestyle, allowing consumers to enjoy products guilt-free. But guess what? Turns out, it’sContinue reading “Chesterfield community are invited to an online meeting to answer confusions around compostable plastics”

Calling all Chesterfield’s takeaway businesses

This is a call to action. The world has a massive problem – single-use plastics. Plastic is an amazing material that when used correctly has huge benefits. Commonly we are not using it appropriately and not disposing of it correctly. Single-use plastic is durable. Something used for minutes (such as takeaway containers / cutlery) willContinue reading “Calling all Chesterfield’s takeaway businesses”

A New Year’s call-to-arms to achieve accreditation

Plastic Free Chesterfield have started the New Year having last year secured major supporting partners in the form of Chesterfield Borough Council, Destination Chesterfield and Derbyshire Voluntary Action, along with a positive recommendation from local MP Toby Perkins. We are now inviting members of the public, businesses, education establishments and voluntary & community organisations toContinue reading “A New Year’s call-to-arms to achieve accreditation”

Celebrating our successes despite the pandemic

Plastic Free Chesterfield is to host an online end-of-year event on Wednesday 16th December to celebrate the group’s achievements and efforts this year.  Despite being in a pandemic, Plastic Free Chesterfield have held twelve events this year, with only two being in-person. On top of this, the group are also celebrating the news that 50Continue reading “Celebrating our successes despite the pandemic”

Links and notes from our meeting: Tips for a Plastic Free Christmas

On Wednesday 18th November we held a fantastic Zoom meeting featuring Ruth Strange from Ethical Consumer magazine facilitating a discussion on tips for a Plastic Free Christmas. In this blog post we will share all of the links and notes shared at the meeting. Ethical Consumer articles Article on ‘Tips for a Plastic Free Christmas‘Continue reading “Links and notes from our meeting: Tips for a Plastic Free Christmas”

Plastic Free Chesterfield to use lockdown to promote local businesses taking action to reduce single-use plastics

Chesterfield single-use plastic campaign group, Plastic Free Chesterfield, have made a commitment to use their social media channels during lockdown to promote local independent businesses who are taking action to reduce their single-use plastics. Community Lead, Greg Hewitt said: “As we head into a second lockdown and with the Christmas festive season approaching, Chesterfield’s localContinue reading “Plastic Free Chesterfield to use lockdown to promote local businesses taking action to reduce single-use plastics”