Bridgnorth 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 on the ‘Prevent Pointless Plastic’ campaign to reduce the impact of single-use plastic on the environment.
Sustainable Bridgnorth with an alliance of local businesses, church & school groups, wildlife trust members, residents and other representatives, originally started championing the ‘Prevent Pointless Plastic’ campaign at the end of 2018 following the hugely successful showing of the environmental documentary “Trashed”.
The Surfers Against Sewage Plastic Free Community network aims to free the places where we live from single use. Using a five point plan the aim is to empower communities to kick start local grassroots action, which can then be built upon.
Rachel Yates, SAS Plastic Free Communities Project Officer, said: “It’s great to see the work that Bridgnorth has done to reduce the availability of avoidable plastics, raise awareness and encourage people to refill and reuse.”