Helping individuals, businesses, organisations, schools and clubs to eliminate unnecessary single-use plastic
Recently achieved the Surfers Against Sewage Plastic Free Community accreditation for Stroud district and now building on that first step for our community
Rolling out the national Refill scheme across the district for free tap water refills at participating outlets
Email: Chloe Turner on firstname.lastname@example.org
This group is for individuals, organisations and businesses across the Stroud district who wish to take part in projects that help eliminate unnecessary single-use plastic.
We help event organisers, shops and market stall holders, cafes, restaurants, pubs, clubs, schools, offices and homes to free themselves from reliance on throw-away plastic such as packaging, bags and bottles. We organise litter picks, talks and workshops and work closely with other local environmental groups and civic institutions.
We also run the Refill Stroud scheme where participating shops and cafes etc offer free tap water refills by displaying the blue #RefillStroud sticker. We worked with Stroud Town Council on the installation of a drinking water fountain in Stroud town centre.
Due to COVID-19, we have currently suspended our regular meetings which are usually held every last Saturday of the month at 1pm at Atelier Stroud, 1st Floor 19A Lower Street.
In the beginning of July 2020 we were awarded Plastic Free Community status by marine conservation charity Surfers Against Sewage https://www.sas.org.uk/plastic-free-communities/, in recognition of the work our community has done to start reducing the impact of single use plastic on the environment. We are among the first districts to achieve this accreditation, and in gaining it we join a network of communities across the UK who are leading the way to tackle throw away plastic at source.
A special thank you goes to our sponsors Stephen and Alice at the Kinsella Foundation, Stroud District Council, Stroud Town Council, Transition Stroud and Atelier Stroud, our wonderful steering group members, our flagship businesses – Renishaw plc and Ecotricity – and our 34 Plastic Free Champions, more of whom we will be announcing over the coming weeks – we couldn’t have done it without you. And while it’s not the end of the journey, of course, it’s a huge milestone in our work, and motivation to do more, bigger, better in our quest to free our community and climate from dependence on unnecessary plastic.