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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”

Write to your MP: Take plastic action in the Environment Bill

The Environment Bill is the new law that will set the groundwork for future environmental protection and natural restoration in England for decades to come. The Bill was introduced way back at the start of 2020 and had been planned to be passed and ready to go when the UK completely leaves the EU onContinue reading “Write to your MP: Take plastic action in the Environment Bill”

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”

Chesterfield residents urged to join a nationwide plastic protest this autumn

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”

Chesterfield people urged to join Refill Revolution and cut down on waste

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’s concerns over littering of single-use disposable protection

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”

Chesterfield cafés asked to promote reusables as part of the #ContactlessCoffee campaign

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”

Photos needed for new campaign to stop #PostPandemicPollution

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”

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