Plastic Free Roseland – Let’s All Get Involved!

As part of a successful Cornish initiative to help create plastic free coastlines across the country, a group of volunteers is working to help create a ‘Plastic Free’ Roseland.

Growing awareness and concern about the effect of plastic within our environment, has already prompted many people to try to minimize plastic use and help remove rubbish from our environment through beach cleans.

However, St Agnes based environmental charity, Surfers against Sewage, have provided an official standard of what it takes to use their “Plastic Free’ status and the new group is hoping to work towards achieving this.

Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) hopes to set up 125 plastic free communities by 2020.

The first to be awarded the coveted plastic free title by cutting use of single use plastic was Penzance at the beginning of December, followed by Perranporth last month. This week, Falmouth and Penryn has been named as the third community to meet the criteria.

Now the team of volunteers on the Roseland has begun the process of collecting information from businesses and groups in our villages to help apply for the plastic free status.

If you would like to help support a ‘Plastic Free Roseland’ you could:

  • Let us know if there is a piece of coastline near you that needs to be cleaned up
  • Join our group of volunteers
  • If you run a business – work with us to achieve the standard
  • If you are part of a council – support our efforts, we will talk to councils about how they can do this

Schools can be involved too – please let us know if you’d like to be involved

If you are part of another community group (such as a school or club) – consider what your group can do and join with us in taking action.

In your own lives, reduce your use of plastic, recycle what you do use and help tidy up beaches and public spaces, we will be organizing some extra beach cleans in addition to those organised by the National Trust.

For further information and to register your interest in the initiative, please contact us through our Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/plasticfreeroseland/

Or contact Amanda Harley at amanda.harley@mac.com

Roseland Online will be following following progress and keeping you up to date with developments!

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