Towards a “plastic free” Royston

Plastic Free Champions

The media have many stories about how individuals and communities up and down the country are trying to reduce their use of plastic materials because of the huge amount of damage plastic is doing to the planet. Supermarkets are also starting to consider how they can reduce their use of plastics.

In the 1990s a group of surfers in Cornwall got together and formed SAS: Surfers Against Sewage to clean up the beaches. Recently they launched a project called Plastic Free Coastlines, which has been adopted by inland communities as well. They have developed a Plastic Free Community Toolkit to help reduce the use of plastics, especially single use plastics including plastic bottles, cups and bags.

It is amazing how much our daily lives involve plastics! Let’s face it, they are incredibly useful materials; yet we cannot keep using them in harmful ways as we are doing.


Local businesses ….

The Royston Environmental Group is keen that we do all we can to help reduce the plastic problem and would love to see Royston achieve the ‘plastic free’ status offered by SAS. This does not mean 100% plastic free - which would not be possible anytime soon - but we can make big reductions in the amount that we consume. Letchworth and many other towns nationwide and often much larger than ours, have already achieved Plastic Free status and we hope to make Royston a Plastic Free community by the end of 2021.


If you are interested in reducing the prevailance of plastics please take a few minutes to answer this questionnaire and share with us your opinions and ideas on how we can reduce the use of plastics locally?

Which of the following best describes your business?

The Group is keen to learn and share good practice

Plastic Free Champion Scheme

If you are a local business ...

To achieve “Plastic Free" status for Royston, one of our goals is to get as many local businesses as possible to find at least three new ways to reduce their use of plastics. Royston Environmental Group have producing a poster and plaque for display by businesses that take part.

Contact details
If you are happy to be part of this initiative please provide us with a contact name, email and phone number. These details will only be used by the Royston Environmental Group to contact you in relation to the 'Plastic Free Royston' project. 

Your details will not be shared with any other organisation.

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