Plastic Free Newport
We are collaborating with Plastic Free Newport to help Newport become an official plastic free City!
Plastic Free Communities is an initiative from Surfers Against Sewage to encourage local communities to come together to reduce the single use plastic from their towns.
Sero ZW (thanks to the help of our volunteer Elise) is using our standing in the community to work with local businesses, councils, schools and other organisations to achieve plastic free community status.
With your help, we need to achieve the following objectives to officially become Plastic Free Newport:
1. Run community events encouraging everyone to reduce their plastic consumption and make more sustainable choices.
2. Asking schools, universities, community spaces (such as libraries, leisure centers, venues and halls) to become community allies by pledging to do their bit to reduce their single use plastic.
3. Support business champions - we will work with businesses to remove 3 single use plastics and come up with a long term plan to tackle others.
4. Work with Newport City Council to pass a resolution to support Newport’s initiatives to reduce plastic.
Our first step towards achieving plastic free status starts next weekend with our Community Clothes Swap! On Saturday the 26th June at 4:30pm until 6:30pm we are inviting the people of Newport to join us in celebrating slow fashion by donating clothes you no longer want and giving you the opportunity to pick up a little something for yourself while you're there!
The idea is pretty simple, bring clothes, leave with clothes. Who knows what cast-aside treasures you'll discover from someone else's closet! After the swap, we'll donate all leftover items to a non-profit organisation.
As we still need to ensure the event is safe for everyone to enjoy during current Covid restrictions, attendance is via ticket only (don't worry it's still free)! Find out more details and book your ticket here! Your ticket includes entry to the clothes swap for your chosen designated time, as well as one of our Sero Zero Waste & Plastic Free Newport collaborative tote bags.
If you'd like to get involved in Plastic Free Newport in any way please get in touch! Whether you're a business opting to reduce plastic in the work place or a larger locally governed space such as a school or leisure centre, we want to hear from you!
It’s no mean feat so we need all the support we can get!
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow Plastic Free Newport on twitter @PlasticfreeNPT.