Hopefully, everyone has heard of the fantastic Transition Redruth. They’ve been working hard to bring together community members in the fight against unnecessary and single-use plastics and we’ve been so happy in supporting them to achieve the Plastic Free Community status as part of the Surfers Against Sewage campaign.
It has been really incredible to witness how many people, businesses and organisations in Redruth were already going above and beyond in this fight against plastics; cafés ridding themselves of plastic cutlery and containers, shops using paper bags, organisations signing up to be community allies and tattoo parlours looking into plastic alternative bottles of ink.
When Surfers Against Sewage give us the final thumbs-up, we’ll be declared a Plastic Free Community, but the work doesn’t stop there. As part of our Climate Action Plan, Redruth Town Council will continue to work within our own teams and buildings, and with other organisations. We will continue to look at plastic alternatives and how we can be more environmentally conscious in all that we do including, how we run our events and use our green spaces. We are organising community litter picks and planting trees to start.
Why not join us in this movement and think about plastics you don’t need in your life? Do you need bottled water, or could you buy a refillable water bottle to take with you? Did you know some businesses in Redruth are already signed up as ReFill stations? Do you enjoy a coffee on the go? Why not buy a reusable coffee cup? Some places even give a discount for reusing your cup! And next time you have a party, you could buy some reusable paper decorations instead of reaching for balloons, or even, make your own.
Keep your eyes peeled for Plastic Free Community wooden plaques issued by SAS in local businesses and for future information and events on our website and social media.