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Plastic Free Communities

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Plastic Free Towns

More and more communities across the UK are aiming to become ‘Plastic Free’ and are looking at ways to reduce their use of single-use plastics. These towns have started plastic free initiatives as they have come to understand more about the impacts plastic has on our planet and local areas. 

There are lots of aspiring or certified plastic free communities in Gloucestershire including:

- Cheltenham

- Cirencester

- Lydney

- Northleach with Eastington

- Stroud

- Tewkesbury

- Wotton-Under-Edge

Click here to find out more about the individual plastic free communities and how you can get involved! 


More information:

Surfers Against Sewage:  a marine conservation charity which offers help and advice for communities looking to go plastic free whether they are by the coast or inland. The charity also runs its own ‘plastic free community’ accreditation.

Refill:  a national scheme which helps people find free water refill points in their local area to avoid the need to buy new plastic drinks bottles.

Eco Schools: is a national programme headed up by Keep Britain Tidy and which aims to empower school-aged children to learn more about the environment and how they can improve it.

Action on Plastic: a Gloucestershire community group taking action against single use plastic across the county.

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