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.
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 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.
Want to write to someone to say you're not happy with all their plastic waste?
We've drafted some template letters on the link below in case you want to write to a local company, supermarket, hospitality business or even your MP:
CLICK HERE to see our letter templates.
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
Click below to join, or head over 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? Such as Scouts, Girl Guides, or the WI?
To be a Community Ally, community groups or 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.