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Sharing is Caring

We were honoured to be invited to Alderney this month, to help the local Plastic Free Communities team build on the brilliant work they have started on the island. Situated three miles off the coast of France and one of the more isolated of the Channel Islands, it was...

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Plastic Free Pirates

We're delighted to welcome the Cornish Pirates on board as our latest Community Ally, as the club aims to become a Plastic Free Champion! The Championship rugby club first contacted Plastic Free Penzance last year to help with its Surfers Against Sewage ‘Big Spring...

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And the Award for Awesomeness Goes to ….

... Penzance! We are so, SO happy to have been able to celebrate our town's achievements over the last year with so many of you at last night's Plastic Free Awards. Hosted by our Community Ally, Newlyn Gallery & The Exchange, and supported with delicious food from...

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Community Allies … Assemble!

We work a lot with businesses in Penzance to reduce their plastic impact ... but there is also a set of organisations, institutions and groups who are just as active and important to the Plastic Free PZ campaign. Community Allies. What are they? Well, they're...

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Shop Local This Christmas

'Tis the season to be jolly! 'Tis also the season for ridiculous amounts of throwaway plastic. So, over the next few weeks we're going to be sharing a host of plastic free tips for Christmas on our social media channels to help ease the waste mountain that forms at...

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Beach Cleans Alone Aren’t the Answer

We are blown away every time we hold a beach clean by the level of support and involvement we get from the people of Penzance. From babies through to octogenarians and our four-legged friends (even horses!)... the whole community turns out and gets stuck in. Our...

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Got Business Know How?

We can all make a personal decision to cut the amount of throwaway plastic in our lives and Plastic Free PZ is all about encouraging that and giving handy tips and advice as to how to go about it. Our actions as consumers can absolutely influence change up the chain....

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Summer in Penzance

What an amazing summer we have been having! And with all the beautiful weather comes an influx of visitors to Penzance. It's been great to see so many people enjoying the town and surrounding area - and it's been great to hear the work that's been happening to try and...

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Plastic Free … My ****!

We hear this sometimes. Not always as Jim Royle would express it! But it is put to us in various ways be it questions from journalists, comments on social media or general observations. Is Penzance REALLY plastic free? Well, the obvious answer is: "No it isn't!"...

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Golowan Goes Wild!

What a weekend! Penzance’s biggest of the year and boy did it shine! We had an amazing time meeting so many of you, as thousands and thousands of visitors flooded the town for Golowan. It was wonderful to see how many people visited our stand on Market Jew Street to...

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Welcome to Plastic Free Penzance!

Penzance is very proud to be the first community in the UK, the world in fact, to be awarded Plastic Free Communities status by Surfers Against Sewage. But what does that actually mean? Well, it is a question we get asked a lot and what better place to start for our...

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