More than 80 people and local businesses came together on the 19th and 20th February as part of Frome Town Council’s single use plastic free campaign.
The council is working with local pubs, cafes and restaurants to enable bulk buying of alternative items such as paper straws.
The community event on the 20th enabled local residents to share ideas and start planning activities to reduce plastic waste in Frome. Ideas and events included organising a take back event to return plastic packaging to supermarkets, a zero waste shop, a film screening and much more. There is now an email list and a Facebook page where people can share and plan activities.
Councillor and Frome Mayor Sheila Gore who attended the event said ‘It was fantastic to see so many people engaged in this important issue. There were so many ideas the Town Hall was buzzing.’
Resilience Manager Anna Francis who organised the event said ‘We are working with Surfers Against Sewage to meet their criteria and become a plastic free town. Seeing how much enthusiasm and energy there is in the local community is amazing and we would love to promote and enable any local groups to take these forward.’
If you would like to join the campaign go to www.frometowncouncil.gov.uk/plastic-free for more information