Brockenhurst is Awarded ‘Plastic Free
Communities’ Status as it Takes Action on
Brockenhurst has joined a network of communities across
the UK who are leading the way to tackle throw away plastic at source. The
village has been awarded Plastic Free Community status by marine conservation
charity, Surfers Against Sewage (SAS), in recognition of the work it has done
to start reducing the impact of single-use plastic on the environment.
Brockenhurst & local residents started the campaign in 2022 after wanting
to do something to encourage the village reduce its use of single use plastic.
Brockenhurst Parsih Council, thought it was a great idea, and we pledged our
support of the campaign and do our bit within our own organisation. And
many other local businesses and community groups did the same. We are now
delighted to hear that enough has been achieved within the village for us to
have been awarded ‘Plastic Free Communities’ status. Plastic Free Community
status is not easily won and is a great achievement for the whole village.
Brockenhurst is very far from being actually free from single use plastic, but
this is a first step along the way and we at Brockenhurst Parsih Council will
continue to support the campaign as it continues to challenge our throwaway
culture and protect the environment.
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