Chesterfield residents asked to help influence new legislation to address the plastic pollution crisis
Plastic Free Chesterfield, is to hold an online meeting to highlight how the Environment Bill, currently going through Parliament, has the opportunity to address the plastic pollution crisis. The Environment Bill is a piece of legislation aimed at replacing European environmental legislation, including issues around waste and recycling. Campaigners from Plastic Free Chesterfield are calling for theContinue reading “Chesterfield residents asked to help influence new legislation to address the plastic pollution crisis”
Plastic Free Chesterfield, is calling on local residents to join in with a series of six actions this autumn, as part of a nationwide plastic protest organised by the charity Surfers Against Sewage. The group says the six grassroots actions, which run from 5th September to 18th October, are designed to challenge the manufacturers of unnecessary,Continue reading “Chesterfield residents urged to join a nationwide plastic protest this autumn”
Plastic Free Chesterfield are encouraging Chesterfield people to join the Refill Revolution and bring their reusable water bottle, coffee cup or container to fill up on the go, rather than buying a single-use alternative. With the school holidays, staycations and summer day trips in full swing as lockdown has eased, a new Summer of RefillsContinue reading “Chesterfield people urged to join Refill Revolution and cut down on waste”
Plastic Free Chesterfield calls on the Chesterfield business and voluntary community to #BuildBackBetter
As lockdown eases and shops, restaurants and cafes start to plan their re-opening, Plastic Free Chesterfield is calling on both the business sector and voluntary sector to pledge to #BuildBackBetter. A recent Surfers Against Sewage survey found that 63% of respondents want to decrease their personal consumption of plastic packaging and 60% want to use refillable containers more. Continue reading “Plastic Free Chesterfield calls on the Chesterfield business and voluntary community to #BuildBackBetter”
Plastic Free Chesterfield have just celebrated their first anniversary as a group, working together in the community to take action on single-use plastics, however the global coronavirus pandemic, has added to concerns around a furthering to the plastic pollution problem – the littering of personal protective equipment (PPE). Plastic Free Chesterfield Community Lead, Greg Hewitt,Continue reading “Plastic Free Chesterfield’s concerns over littering of single-use disposable protection”
Plastic Free Chesterfield are mapping a list of Chesterfield cafés who are currently accepting or pledging to accept reusable coffee cups when ordering a takeaway hot drink. This is part of the #ContactlessCoffee campaign to help keep reusable coffee cups on the menu. With the Government guidance currently saying “It is up to the individualContinue reading “Chesterfield cafés asked to promote reusables as part of the #ContactlessCoffee campaign”
Plastic Free Chesterfield have joined a new national campaign alongside Surfers Against Sewage calling for a stop to the #PostPandemicPollution. You may have seen some of the awful photos of beaches and parks being littered all over the country recently. So as part of the campaign we are asking the community of Chesterfield to send usContinue reading “Photos needed for new campaign to stop #PostPandemicPollution”
Since lockdown began, people are starting to appreciate the quieter roads, the clean air, the sounds of the birds, and appreciating nature more. And as the weeks pass, people’s minds have started to think about how we can come out of this learning from the positive aspects of the lockdown so as to create aContinue reading “Chesterfield directory set-up to help people reduce their single-use plastic”
One of Plastic Free Chesterfield’s objectives is to support and promote businesses who have made swaps or changes away from single-use plastic. These businesses become Plastic Free Champions. Now we are in lockdown, some Champions have had to close, however others have remained open.
By Bex Atkinson You don’t need to be an “eco-warrior” to make positive change for our environment. This was one of the first things Plastic Free Chesterfield taught me. I walked into my first meeting expecting to be a bit out of place, but was greeted by a friendly bunch of local residents of allContinue reading “My top 5 plastic-free discoveries”
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