Plastic Free

We live in a plastic world. It’s an extraordinarily useful, versatile, cheap material. It’s everywhere and it’s a growth industry, with one in every ten barrels of oil now used to create new plastic. Plastic pollution is one of the biggest global environmental threats of our age. 

Our ambition is to get local businesses, schools, and community organisations on board to stop using avoidable single-use plastics like drinks bottles, coffee cups and lids, drinking cups, plastic bags, and condiment sachets to become a Plastic Free Community (a national campaign run by Surfers Against Sewage) by 2025. It’s not about removing all plastic from our lives: it’s about breaking our dependency on avoidable single-use plastic. Together, we can make this happen, to make sure we don’t choke our streets, parks, playgrounds, and waterways with it.

Find out more about waste here.

Please join us if you’d like to help!

For the next meeting date, contact Plastic Free Amersham team leader Nikki.

Our Work

Big Plastic Count (2024) & Amersham plastic art!

By counting all the plastic you throw away for a week, you can help gather the vital evidence we need to convince UK ministers, supermarkets and big brands to lead the way at global talks that could finally phase out plastic production for good.
Let’s get counting!

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No disposable cup day!

We took a stall at the regular Amersham market to promote No Disposable Cup Day and support the two independent cafes who were helping us trial a ‘ borrow cup’ scheme for the day.

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The Big Bowl Switch

The Plastic Free team worked with the Amersham School Eco-Council to stop using disposable bowls at lunchtime, replacing them with a re-usable porcelain bowl . The

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The Big Plastic Countdown

Sustainable Amersham participated in the Big Plastic Countdown organised by Everyday Plastic and Greenpeace to uncover the truth about how much we throw away and what happens to it

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