Plastic Free Communities
The Plastic Free Communities 2020 Vision was launched with a series of regional workshops and seasonal activations, held just before lockdown. Thinking back to February, it felt like we were beginning to turn the tide on plastic pollution. However during the pandemic we have seen significant roll backs in government policy. In addition, many businesses have been weakening their commitments to reduce their plastic waste and as lockdown restrictions ease many chains are sticking to this policy.
We have reviewed guidance in detail and busted the myths; it is clear that there is no reason Covid-19 should be an excuse to create another wave of unnecessary plastic pollution.
There are now 114 accredited Plastic Free Communities 10 of which secured their accreditation since March showing an inspiring focus of positive energy to help push back the weakening stance of government and corporates.