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”
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.