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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 31st July at Central Methodist Church, could live up to its name and ensure noContinue 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”

What we learnt from our webinar with Marine Conservation Society

On Wednesday 17th March, Plastic Free Chesterfield held an online talk from Tara Proud, volunteer and community engagement manager (Scotland) at Marine Conservation Society (MCS) on Plastic in our clothes, Plastic in our oceans. Here are the things we learnt from the talk: Individuals can make an impact, but communities can make a bigger impactContinue reading “What we learnt from our webinar with Marine Conservation Society”

Plastic Free Chesterfield calls on Chesterfield businesses to #BuildBackBetter

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”

Celebrating 50 Community Allies

Single-use plastic campaign group, Plastic Free Chesterfield, is celebrating the news that they have successfully signed up 50 community partners to it’s campaign. The Chesterfield campaign is one of over 700 groups across the country working to reduce single-use plastics in their communities. One of the objectives, set by national charity Surfers Against Sewage, wasContinue reading “Celebrating 50 Community Allies”

Spireites Support Plastic Free Chesterfield

Chesterfield FC and Chesterfield FC Community Trust have both signed up to become Plastic Free Allies. Joining forces with Plastic Free Chesterfield, both organisations are pledging to reduce their plastic waste and move away from single-use plastic to alternate solutions. Greg Hewitt, the community lead at Plastic Free Chesterfield, said: “We’re incredibly delighted to haveContinue reading “Spireites Support Plastic Free Chesterfield”

Chesterfield community are invited to an online meeting to answer confusions around compostable plastics

Plastic Free Chesterfield is to hold an online meeting to enable members of the public to address any questions they may have around the use of compostable plastics. Compostable and biodegradeable plastic packaging has been touted as the solution to our single-use, throw-away lifestyle, allowing consumers to enjoy products guilt-free. But guess what? Turns out, it’sContinue reading “Chesterfield community are invited to an online meeting to answer confusions around compostable plastics”

Calling all Chesterfield’s takeaway businesses

This is a call to action. The world has a massive problem – single-use plastics. Plastic is an amazing material that when used correctly has huge benefits. Commonly we are not using it appropriately and not disposing of it correctly. Single-use plastic is durable. Something used for minutes (such as takeaway containers / cutlery) willContinue reading “Calling all Chesterfield’s takeaway businesses”

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