- Helping households, organisations and communities to eliminate unnecessary single-use plastic and promote the mindful use of resources
- Maintaining the Plastic Free Community accreditation by the marine conservation charity Surfers Against Sewage for the whole of the Stroud district
- Running the Action on Plastic website dedicated to helping communities in Gloucestershire and beyond to reduce disposable plastic and list local resources
Primary Contact: Chloe Turner on firstname.lastname@example.org
This group is for anyone in the Stroud district who wishes 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 households to free themselves from reliance on throw-away plastic such as packaging, bags and bottles. and work closely with other local environmental groups and local councils.
- We run the Plastic Free Community scheme for the Stroud district
- We organise the Action on Plastic website – our focus is on providing individuals, organisations and communities with information, ideas, tools and resources to reduce their plastic footprint
- We organise litter picks, talks, demonstration and workshops. Due to the ongoing pandemic, 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.
- We are governed by a constitution with members. Chair: Claudi Williams, Secretary: Chloe Turner, Treasurer: James Millar.
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.
We are grateful for the support of our principal donors, the Laura Kinsella Foundation and The Summerfield Charitable Trust. A special thank you also goes to the following: 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 Plastic Free Champions.