We have put together this simple guide to reducing plastic. In this way, we can work together to overcome plastic pollution.
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.
Why not get involved in a litter pick? They can be fun, worthwhile, good exercise and a nice way to spend time with other people. They reduce the chance of injury to wildlife, domestic animals and people. They are also part of changing the unhealthy culture of littering that has somehow become acceptable. We have regular litter picks with RSPCA North Wilts and CARIG. Please contact us if you would like 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.
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.
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.