PLASTIC FREE FALMOUTH
THE ISSUE & THE AIM
Plastic pollution has sadly become synonymous with any coastal activity, from surfing to swimming, beach holidays to wildlife watching – it is simply an expected part of our experience. This is why marine plastic pollution, and specifically tackling society’s throwaway, excessive or unnecessary plastic culture, is now Surfers Against Sewage’s top priority. Plastic pollution is an issue that connects the environment with all parts of society, and is something that we can take action on at every level. Indeed, it will only be through concrete, collective, positive action that we will be able to catalyse the shift that is needed to stop the flood of plastic pollution from overwhelming our world.
The Plastic Free Falmouth working collective was founded by FMC aiming to make Falmouth a Plastic-Free town, with 12 resistant hubs in the form of local businesses dotted around Falmouth. There now an ever-growing number of business signing up thanks to the Plastic Free Falmouth Movement.
Read below for information about how we are taking action and see all of our resistance hubs!
SAS OBJECTIVES TO BE PLASTIC FREE
The ReFILL model was first initiated in Bude, Cornwall, by a small team of volunteers and with funding and support from Beachcare (Keep Britain Tidy). From here the word has spread and thanks to the work of City to Sea in Bristol there are now several ReFILL locations all over the UK, all of which are connecting as a network on their new ReFILL rewards app.
We believe that together we have the power to roll out this disposable bottle-busting scheme into all Cornish communities. Including Falmouth! #ReFILLCornwall will form part of a 5 point Surfer's Against Sewage action plan to make Falmouth a Plastic Free Coastline
Contact us about getting involved.
Phase 2 of #ReFILLFalmouth is that we also have our own individually branded reusable water bottles that have been funded through the Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s Your Shore Beach Rangers Project. You can buy our bottles here or at these retailers in Falmouth, the profit of which will support the local conservation activities of the Falmouth Marine Conservation Group well into the future.