In 2018 a group of volunteers came together to launch a local campaign to reduce the use of single-use plastics in Penarth.
We signed up to the national Surfers Against Sewage “Plastic Free Communities” campaign – over 500 communities across the UK are now part of this initiative: https://www.sas.org.uk/plastic-free-communities/
In May 2019 Penarth achieved Plastic Free status because:
- Penarth Town Council has passed a resolution supporting the journey to Plastic Free Community status;
- Over 12 local traders have removed 3 items of single-use plastic and achieved Plastic Free accreditation – these include Crepe Escape, Foxy’s Deli, Fauvette, Umpa Lumpa and Hamptons;
- We’ve had support from community groups including Penarth Youth Action, Penarth Scouts and local schools;
- Positive engagement from local residents to help inspire the wider community to spread the plastic-free message.
To celebrate our achievements, we organised an event at The Pier Pavilion, Penarth on 14th May 2019
How you can get involved?
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Have a look at how you can reduce plastic use – https://friendsoftheearth.uk/plastics/living-without-plastic or https://myplasticfreelife.com/plasticfreeguide/
Help spread the word and encourage local organisations & shops to work towards becoming plastic free!
Encourage local schools to apply to become Plastic Free schools – https://www.sas.org.uk/plastic-free-schools/
Get in touch if you want to help the local campaign – email gwyrddio.Penarth.firstname.lastname@example.org