Reducing waste & plastic

Waste and single use plastic are globally recognised problems for the environment which communities around the UK are taking steps to address. We have an active sub-group putting effort into ensuring that Cottenham plays its part. We have signed up to the Plastic Free Communities network organised by Surfers Against Sewage  this provides extensive advice and support to communities working toward this goal.

We are also working on reducing the amount of waste generated by the fashion industry – by holding clothes swaps.

One way of reducing plastic packaging is to use suppliers who refill containers. More and more local shops are offering refills and plastic-free options of everyday products.