Frome Town Council is hosting a community event to explore ways to reduce plastic waste in the town. Open to all the meeting will provide a space for people to share ideas – from working with local businesses to lobbying supermarkets to a zero waste shop.
Councillor Richard Ackroyd said ‘The BBC’s Blue Planet showed us recently how much plastic is getting into our seas and this is causing havoc to marine life. Frome Town Council has committed to going single-use plastic free by April and we’re keen to work with businesses, schools and the local community to cut plastic waste throughout the town.’
Last week, BBC Points West came to the Town Hall to speak with Mayor Sheila Gore and Anna Francis, the Town Council’s Resilience Manager. Anna said ‘If you have ideas on how we can reduce plastic or would like to discuss and plan local activities do join us on the 20th February if you can. We are also holding a plastic-free meeting with local cafes and restaurants on the 19th to enable bulk buying of alternatives such as paper straws and eco coffee cups.
The UK uses 38million plastic bottles every day, most of which don’t end up getting recycled. There is a huge movement away from disposable plastic, and there’s lots we can all do to reduce plastic waste in Frome.’
The meeting will take place at Frome Town Hall on Christchurch St West on Tuesday 20th February from 730-9pm. For more information see: www.frometowncouncil.gov.uk/plastic-free