Plastic Free Chesterfield calls on 2022 events in Chesterfield to reduce their single-use plastics

Single-use plastic campaign group, Plastic Free Chesterfield, are calling on 2022 event organisers in Chesterfield to start planning early to think how they can reduce their single-use plastics at their events. Having an event without any single-use plastic can be extremely difficult but Plastic Free Chesterfield say that by planning ahead, events can not onlyContinue reading “Plastic Free Chesterfield calls on 2022 events in Chesterfield to reduce their single-use plastics”

We need a ban on balloon releases

Plastic Free Chesterfield is calling for action against balloon releases in Chesterfield, following the latest stunt on Friday 27th August commemorating 14 year old Logan Folger who jumped into the Chesterfield canal to save his friend. The group want to stress that they fully respect the family and the life and bravery of Logan. TheyContinue reading “We need a ban on balloon releases”

So what was The Plastic Free Festival all about?

In Spring 2020, a decision was made to organise an event celebrating the work of Plastic Free Chesterfield (PFC). The aim was to plan it for when PFC was accredited as a Plastic Free Community, so sometime in early 2021. The aim was turn it into a feel-good festival with workshops, food and drink andContinue reading “So what was The Plastic Free Festival all about?”

The Plastic Free Poetry Competition winners announced

To celebrate our very first Chesterfield Plastic Free Festival on 8th August, Plastic Free Chesterfield organised a poetry competition. Local residents were asked to write a poem no longer than 200 words with the inspiration being their thoughts about how we are affecting our environment, especially with our use of throw-away items like plastic bottles.Continue reading “The Plastic Free Poetry Competition winners announced”

Should we ban plastic bags?

Plastic Free Chesterfield held a webinar with Planet Patrol on Wednesday 21st July. You can see the recording here. Here’s what we learnt: 2.1 billion plastic bags were sold in 2019, with a lot more in 2020 & 2021 due to Covid and the increase in online deliveries. This is nearly 6 million every dayContinue reading “Should we ban plastic bags?”

Plastic Free Chesterfield calls on the Chesterfield public to take the Plastic Free July challenge

Chesterfield-based campaign group, Plastic Free Chesterfield is calling on the community of Chesterfield to join the Plastic Free July challenge and make at least one swap away from single-use plastic throughout July. The Plastic Free July challenge helps millions of people take small, daily actions and is proven to significantly avoid landfill waste and lowerContinue reading “Plastic Free Chesterfield calls on the Chesterfield public to take the Plastic Free July challenge”

Businesses in Chesterfield join the Refill Revolution to help people live with less plastic

Growing awareness about the disastrous environmental impacts of plastics has fuelled the rising popularity of reusable and refillable drinks containers, like coffee cups and water bottles, in part thanks to City to Sea’s award-winning Refill campaign and app, which connects people to places they can eat, drink and shop without the pointless packaging. Thanks toContinue reading “Businesses in Chesterfield join the Refill Revolution to help people live with less plastic”

What we learnt from a webinar with Fidra on toxic chemicals

On Wednesday 19th May we held a webinar with Kerry Dinsmore of the Scottish environmental charity, Fidra. View the recording Here’s a summary of what we learnt: ABOUT PFAS PFAS are very long chains of carbon atoms, similar to a pearl necklace, with fluorine mixed. PFAS is not a chemical – it’s a group ofContinue reading “What we learnt from a webinar with Fidra on toxic chemicals”

Businesses and residents crowdfund reusable cups to avoid waste

Chesterfield businesses and residents have successfully crowdfunded a scheme to purchase reusable cups as part of an upcoming Plastic Free Festival organised by Plastic Free Chesterfield.  We set up the crowdfunding platform to ensure the festival, which takes place on 8th August at New Square, Chesterfield Market, could live up to its name and ensureContinue reading “Businesses and residents crowdfund reusable cups to avoid waste”

Chesterfield is awarded ‘Plastic Free Communities’ Status as it Takes Action on Single-Use Plastic

Chesterfield has joined a network of communities across the UK who are leading the way to tackle throw away plastic at source. The town has been awarded Plastic Free Community status by marine conservation charity, Surfers Against Sewage (SAS), in recognition of the work it has done to start reducing the impact of single-use plasticContinue reading “Chesterfield is awarded ‘Plastic Free Communities’ Status as it Takes Action on Single-Use Plastic”