Thursday, 10 May 2018

Sidmouth Plastics Week > final events > Matt Harvey on Friday 11th May > Beach Clean on Saturday 12th May

The plastics week in Sidmouth has been busy:
Futures Forum: Plastics Week in Sidmouth > Presentations and Q&As on marine pollution from Plymouth University > Tues 8th May
Futures Forum: Plastics Week in Sidmouth >>> helping businesses go plastic-free @ Chamber of Commerce breakfast > Wednesday 9th May

With more coming up over the next couple of days:
Futures Forum: Plastics Week in Sidmouth >>> Matt Harvey: performance poet "whimsical, ecological, political and just plain funny": Friday 11th May
Futures Forum: Tuamor the Turtle comes to the Sidmouth Sea Fest > Saturday 12th May

With more in the latest newsletter from the Sidmouth Plastic Warriors: 

Dear all 

It's been another crazy week for the Plastic Warriors.

John Hammond (Dairy Shop) and I were invited to talk at the Chamber of Commerce Breakfast on Wednesday, (causing lots of nerves on my part) but we think it went pretty well and are delighted to welcome some new supporters to our cause, most recently Ford Simey Solicitors who are pledging to make (and already making) lots of changes within their offices, which we are delighted with. 

This weekend sees the first ever 'single use plastic free SeaFest' so it will be very interesting to see how that goes. We are kicking it all off with the beach clean at 10am - 11am, with headquarters at the Ham. Anything interesting is going to be used by Coco in an art display, so all plastic, from big bottles down to tiny nurdles, will be used. Tesco Express in Sidmouth have offered their help which we are of course delighted to accept! 

We very much enjoyed the speakers on Tuesday evening at Kennaway House - 2 PhD students from the University of Plymouth, who gave some excellent talks about marine plastic, and also the psychology behind behaviour such as littering (which is very pertinent after the bank holiday weekend). 

On Friday there is an event again at Kennaway House, and again as part of Plastics Week, 'An evening with performance poet Matt Harvey', 7pm, Cellar Bar, Tickets £5 on the door or from Paragon Books and Winstone's Bookshop. 

There is a new blog post about our recent assemblies at Sidmouth College at http://sidmouthplasticwarriors.org/sidmouth-college-assemblies-april-2018/ 

That's all for now, hope to see you on Saturday at 10am, and please share the attached poster, and remember there's a free cuppa for all helpers! 

Thanks for your continued support 
Denise x 

Sidmouth Plastic Warriors – Doing everything in our power to get Sidmouth single-use-plastic-free

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