This campaign focusses on our culture of using single use, how as a society we have become dependent on the convenience it brings and how we can bring about change by reducing. It encourages rethinking, it explores alternatives and it serves to encourage change. It isn’t about judgement it is about reaching out and having conversations. Litter Free support the SAS initiative because of the community cohesion it brings. Not just in Dorset but with some 500+ towns and cities working towards the status, following the same set of guidelines, it brings about joined up thinking across the country. We believe that unity is the most powerful thing we as the public have, to bring about change.
1. Remove 3 single use plastic items
Remove 3 single use plastic items (plastic bags, food packaging, bottles, straws, containers, cups and cutlery) and/or source alternatives (paper bags, reusable cups & cutlery). For handy tips check out our Toolkits More Info
2. Create a Refill Station
Refill is a practical tap water campaign that aims to make refilling your bottle as easy, convenient and cheap as possible by introducing refill points on every street. All you need to do is offer free tap water refills to your customers. More Info
3. Make a Boomerang Bag!
Boomerang Bags are bags which are made from recycled fabric and left in shops for other people to borrow and return when they are next in town. There really is no excuse for single use! More info
Plastic Free Dorchester
Litter Free Dorset supported Dorchester to achieve their plastic free town status – 82 businesses reduced 3 single use plastic items within their operations. The campaign was led by Damers First School and supported by Dorchester Town Council. Damers Eco Crew have run previous campaigns to reduce plastic in their community including the ‘refill’ campaign to encourage people to refill rather than buy a plastic bottle as well as the ‘Waxtastic – no plastic’ campaign to encourage people to not buy plastic clingfilm. At Damers, fruit comes loose in cardboard boxes, milk in reusable glass milk bottles with reusable beakers. Most recently the Damers Crew wrote to Dorset Council to request a single use plastic policy – Litter Free Dorset are on the case!
100Our Target for Plastic Free Dorchester
82Buinesses so far part of the Plastic Free campaign
3Single use items to be reduced by each business
16Buinesses signed up to Refill in Dorchester