The Generation Sea: Plastic Protest

This autumn Plastic Free Chesterfield is taking part in The Generation Sea: Plastic Protest which involves six grassroots actions designed to challenge the manufacturers of unnecessary, single-use plastics, change public perception and demand stronger legislation from the government.

We want to create a national wave of noise that cannot be ignored; calling on government to raise the plastic agenda at the highest levels of power, grounding it in parliamentary conscious and demanding stronger legislation on reduction, production and systems.

The six actions are:

  • Summit to Sea Community Clean Ups
    • Litter picks around Chesterfield’s streets, green spaces and waterways
  • Brand Audits
    • Monitoring and recording the branded packaging pollution items people find in during the Community Clean Ups
  • Return to Offender
    • Challenging the industry and supermarkets to reduce reliance on single-use plastic packaging . See it, Snap it, Share it
  • #LessPlasticPlease survey
    • From half cucumbers in bags to coconuts wrapped in clingfilm, the survey will demand supermarkets take action on your plastic pet hate
  • Trash Talk
    • 112,000 pieces of plastic packaging leave UK supermarkets every minute. That is simply not good enough. We will give you the tools to write to your MPs , Supermarket HQs and local stores to demand reductions
  • Plastic Free Schools
    • Education is key to ending the cycle. With schools reopening, it’s time to bring the environment back into the classroom through the Plastic Free Schools programme

Stay tuned to Plastic Free Chesterfield’s social media channels (links below) or sign up our mailing list to hear updates on this campaign.