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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”

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”

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”

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