Plastic Free Overton
We're excited to support Plastic Free Overton, part of a nationwide initiative kicked off by the inspirational Surfers Against Sewage team, who are working hard to find ways to remove and reduce our single-use plastic here in the village.
...and we are excited to be only the second community in Hampshire to be awarded with Plastic Free Communities Status in 2021. This is only the start of our Plastic Free journey, as there is always more we can do, so please join us on this journey.
Plastic pollution has sadly become synonymous with any coastal or rural activity; from surfing to walking, beach holidays to wildlife watching – it is now an expected part of our experience. This is why plastic pollution and specifically tackling society’s throwaway, excessive or unnecessary plastic culture, has become Surfers Against Sewage’s top priority.
Plastic pollution is an issue which affects all parts of society and is something that we can all take action on, at every level. Indeed, it will only be through concrete, collective, positive action that we can make the change in culture needed to stop to plastic flood from overwhelming our world.
"It's all about kicking our addiction to avoidable single-use plastic and changing the system that produces it."
SUFRERS AGAINST SEWAGE
Take the individual pledge to reduce your personal use of single-use plastic.
Across the UK local small and medium size businesses of all types are rising to the challenge of removing avoidable, single-use plastic. So join us and let’s free where we live from single-use … one plastic bottle at a time. The SAS Plastic Free Champion award is specifically for independent, locally owned, SME businesses.
To earn the status of a Plastic Free Champion, for which you get a lovely wooden plaque to display, a certificate, and a listing here, your business needs to:
Complete an audit of your single use plastic
Pledge to remove at least 3 of these
Ensure that Plastic Free becomes part of the ethos of your company
Here are a few of the businesses already signed up:
Click below to join or get head to our contact us page if you have any questions about getting started.
Do you run a community space in Overton? This can include community centres, village halls, places of worship & the library.
Do you run a community group in Overton? These can include Scouts, Girl Guides, WI etc.
To be a Community Ally, Community Spaces need to make the Plastic Free Communities Pledge to audit and remove single use plastic, and to support Plastic Free Overton. That could be by hosting an event, putting up awareness posters, taking part in the community litterpicks or raising money to support the wider Plastic Free Communities campaign.
Follow The Plastic Free Overton Facebook Group
Follow The Plastic Free Overton Instagram Account
Join us – they are always looking for volunteers to get involved. The more of us, the more we can achieve.