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Plastic Free Leamington

Submitted on 31 January 2020 by Robert Nash

Leamington Spa Town Council is pleased to announce its support for the campaign for a plastic free community.

The campaign has been launched by Surfers Against Sewage - a national Marine Conservation and Campaigning Charity that inspires, unites and empowers communities to take action to protect the oceans, beaches, waves and wildlife.

The Town Council has specifically signed up to the following actions:-

1. To cease use of any form of single use plastics in its premises.

2. To encourage greater use of plastic free initiatives through support for the plastic free campaign and supporting events. This is to be achieved through use of Council Social Media/ Website and other promotional opportunities.

3.Utilise its Social Media and regular contacts with community groups to gain support for the 5 Easy Changes:-

     1.         Buy a reusable water bottle and refill

     2.         When shopping, take a reusable bag

     3.         Buy "local and loose" where possible

     4.         Use a reusable coffee cup

     5.         Stop using single use plastic straws and cutlery

These are small changes that all our residents can make.

You can find out more about the Plastic Free Campaign by visting the website https://www.sas.org.uk/