Futures Forum: Make Sidmouth plastic free > report from meeting to become a 'Plastic Free Coastline' town and agree a plan of action
And now, the Surfers Against Sewage group has added Sidmouth to that list:
Plastic Free Communities • Surfers Against Sewage
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The lead of this initiative - the Sidmouth Plastic Warriors - carries the news:
Success! Plastic Free Sidmouth Accreditation
Another objective was that we needed to get local businesses on board – only 6 were needed to make 3 changes away from single use plastic in their operations. We managed many more than that; and it is thanks to the Filling Station, the Dairy Shop, Daffy-Down-Dilly, the Summer Shop, Taste, Dukes, The Hotel Elizabeth and Kingswood & Devoran Hotels, Ice Cream Paradise, Sidmouth Rugby FC, Sidmouth Golf Club, Browns’ Kitchen, Ford Simey, The Chattery, Cheriton Guest House, Sidmouth Sailing Club and Devon Embroidery. The aim now is to build on these changes to forge ahead with being an innovative town finding solutions to the problem facing the world, acting locally to push for global change.
Finally we had to get the backing of local council and we thank Sidmouth Town Council for being 100% supportive. Also thanks to Barry Maher and the Streetscene team for their support during our litter picks and beach cleans, and Pete Blyth at EDDC Beaches.
If you would like to join us in our actions, join our group on Facebook – Sidmouth Plastic Warriors, or follow us on Twitter @sidplasticwar. We aim to do twice daily clean ups during Folk Week so if you can help with those please do let us know. A huge thank you to the 330 (and rising) Sidmouth Plastic Warriors and the 7.5k who signed the petition to get the ball rolling originally! Hope I haven’t missed anyone off!
Denise Bickley, Chair, Sidmouth Plastic Warriors
-- Denise Bickley Sidmouth Plastic Warriors Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/181478989253793/
Petition: currently stands at 7545 http://chn.ge/2BJItXK