Plastic Free Swindon – simple guide

To help people make changes at a local level, we have put together this simple guide of actions that can be taken locally in order to reduce plastic pollution.

For ideas on reducing the amount of plastic we buy, please check out our plastic-free blogs and Friends of the Earth’s plastic-free website.

Refill Swindon reduces plastic water bottles by providing places for people to refill their reusable bottles. It is part of the growing international Refill scheme. Asking cafes, restaurants and pubs to support the scheme is a simple way to make positive change. Please contact us if you would like to help grow the scheme or would like to sign up.

Supporting zero waste, local, independent and organic has many benefits for the health of people, animals and the environment. Fortunately for Swindon, we have shops that support those important aspects:
Nude Foods is the new zero waste co-operative, launched on April 17th 2019.
Founded in 1976, Swindon Pulse Wholefoods is a co-operative that sells a variety of local, organic produce, providing options for zero waste.

Ecobricks are building blocks made from reused plastic which are used in community projects. The Plastic Free Swindon campaign will use ecobricks as a way to demonstrate the need to reduce plastic usage towards zero waste.

Get involved in a litter pick like our regular one organised with the RSPCA. Or contact us to set one up.

Write to your local MP and the Environment Secretary. Ask them to actively support Friends Of The Earth’s Plastic Pollution Bill. There are template letters to help.

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Ask the government to take strong action on plastic pollution by implementing a strong Deposit Return Scheme (DRS).

Sharing information with friends and family, encouraging them to take action is vital if we are to make the necessary changes towards ending plastic pollution.

SCAN have a Facebook group and page as well as monthly meetings and events to get involved in.

Do you want to put on an event? Would you like us to give a presentation? Do you have an idea that might help? Please contact us.