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Post Lockdown Tips

Post Lockdown Tips

After what feels like a never-ending winter filled with lockdowns, stressful uncertainty, and the pandemic looming over us, it’s safe to say we’ve never been more excited about the summer. As the national restrictions begin to ease and we can start bringing some...

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How to recycle … so you make a real difference

How to recycle … so you make a real difference

Although recycling may be the norm in UK households, it’s shocking that there are still a fraction of homes that choose not to recycle their waste. With home schooling and working from home meaning we’re filling up bins faster than usual, more than ever it’s important...

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Plastic Free Money Saving Hacks

Plastic Free Money Saving Hacks

How Going Plastic Free Saves Cash as well as the Planet Covid-19 has turned all our lives upside down and as well as posing challenges around physical, mental and emotional health, it’s been a difficult time for many of us financially. The uncertainty, being on...

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Surviving the Transition Period

Surviving the Transition Period

We get it, like many others wanting to be more mindful about the environment, you’ve managed to make some impressive swaps to detox your plastic usage in the home, but there’s one area you’re struggling with; your body. If you’re thinking about taking the natural leap...

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Plastic Detox: Lockdown Tips

Plastic Detox: Lockdown Tips

January. Your jeans are too tight, you’ve spent your entire month’s wages already, and the pressure is on to make this year better than the one before (at least on the latter, the bar was set pretty low by 2020!) We may be in another Lockdown, but we’re here and armed...

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Reduce, Reuse … Rethink

Reduce, Reuse … Rethink

The last couple of weeks have been difficult for everyone. Fear, readjustment, social distancing and - for some of us - illness. Covid-19 has turned our lives inside out in a fortnight and now we are in a phase of lockdown with essential work, daily exercise and...

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Covid 19 Update: Lockdown Directory

Covid 19 Update: Lockdown Directory

**Update Nov 2020** We are updating this directory in light of the latest lockdown. If you are a business that features and need an update to your info please email plasticfreepz@gmail.com. Thanks x *********** Original Post Things are changing fast, sometimes hour by...

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Corona & Community

Corona & Community

We are facing challenging times and as, day by day, the Corona virus takes more of a hold in the UK we are all facing tough decisions. Should we attend an event? Should I visit an elderly relative? What happens if the UK does eventually decide to lock down – how will...

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#LessPlasticPlease

#LessPlasticPlease

This month saw our latest Mass Unwraps take place at supermarkets across Penzance. These non-disruptive awareness events are a great way to show the scary amount of single-use and unnecessary plastic packaging given out by the supermarkets, and use people-power to...

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Ocean – An Exhibition for Change

Ocean – An Exhibition for Change

An interactive exhibition is being held at Newlyn’s newest art gallery, Jupiter Gallery, featuring photographs from Ben Lecomte’s Vortex Swim through the Great Pacific Garbage Patch … the highest concentration of ocean plastic in the world. Local marine plastic...

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Halloween Hacks

Halloween Hacks

Be afraid … be very afraid. We are heading straight into a Halloween Plastic Horror Show. This time of year is a nightmare for single-use, throwaway plastic tat and the shop aisles are full of it. Plastic sweet buckets, plastic masks, plastic decorations, plastic...

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New Report says Penzance is Reducing its Plastic Impact

New Report says Penzance is Reducing its Plastic Impact

A report from the University of Exeter has found that the Plastic Free Penzance campaign is reducing single-use plastic in the town and is making headway in changing attitudes and behaviour to help protect the environment. The grassroots community group will use the...

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Back 2 School: Top Tips

Back 2 School: Top Tips

Sorry ... we know it feels like the summer holidays have only just started, but we need to talk school. With lots of families (us included) kitting out kids of all ages to go back to class in September, it's a great time to rethink the way we do things and what we buy...

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Business Pack Swap Scheme Launches!

Business Pack Swap Scheme Launches!

Plastic Free Penzance and Penzance Chamber of Commerce join forces to help businesses reduce and reuse plastic packaging, as part of work to tackle the impact of plastic pollution and create a more sustainable town. Plastic Free Penzance and Penzance Chamber of...

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Plastic Ocean Film Night – Sneak Peek!

Plastic Ocean Film Night – Sneak Peek!

This July we are hosting a family-friendly film night which we hope will open eyes and inspire, as we take a trip across the globe to witness the plastic pollution crisis alongside the awesome surfers, paddle boarders and water people for whom the ocean is their life....

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Join the Refill Revolution as Golowan Goes Green!

Join the Refill Revolution as Golowan Goes Green!

Plastic Free Penzance and Golowan organisers are calling on thousands of festival-goers to take four simple steps to help reduce the impact of the town’s biggest weekend. Mazey Day and Quay Fair Day are the climax of the week long festival of music and arts, which...

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Fishing Line Recycling Comes to Penzance

Fishing Line Recycling Comes to Penzance

Another blog post ... another Community Ally! This time a really important one to help tackle all the ghost fishing gear we pick up day after day on our beaches and coastline. We get lots of questions asking what we are doing about fishing nets and lines found washed...

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Welcome Aboard Wharfside!

Welcome Aboard Wharfside!

We're really pleased that our latest Community Ally in the town is the Wharfside Shopping Centre. The team have already been working on reducing waste as part of a wider strategy and we're really chuffed that support of Plastic Free Penzance has become a central part...

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Be Summer Season Savvy

Be Summer Season Savvy

We are in a brilliant and very lucky position. We live in a beautiful place which people flock to over the summer season. Why wouldn't you?! Penzance has so much to offer and stands out for being an authentic, real Cornish town. No airbrush here! Just amazing...

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New Events Charter Announced!

New Events Charter Announced!

We are pleased to announce that our Plastic Free Penzance Events Charter has been adopted by the town! We have been working with Penzance Town Council and Penzance Business Improvement District to draw up the document, which sets out clear guidelines for anyone...

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Egg-cellent Easter Tips!

Egg-cellent Easter Tips!

So another celebration is upon us and with it another chance to ramp up the amount of rubbish going in the bin or ending up in the environment. Here are some of our top tips for reducing packaging and waste this Easter: Put smaller foil wrapped eggs in a re-used...

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Gallery: Big Spring Beach Clean

Gallery: Big Spring Beach Clean

Wow! First off a HUGE thank you to the 101 volunteers who took part in our first SAS Big Spring Beach Clean events for 2019. We were blessed with the weather on Saturday, and also the help of our four legged friends, as we kick-started a whole morning of action in...

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It’s a Wrap!

It’s a Wrap!

We are often asked what are we doing about the supermarkets and all the plastic they dish out, and it's a tricky one. Our local store managers cannot bring about the changes that our local business owners can and as a volunteer, grassroots group our main concern is...

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