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 www.sas.org.uk/plastic-free-communities/ 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. www.scambs.gov.uk/recycling-and-bins/reducing-waste/refill-shops