In 2019, Peter Hoyland (Community Lead for Plastic Free Exmoor) and a core team of local influencers got hold of a copy of the Plastic Free Communities toolkit and set up a community led steering group. Together they set to work on the Surfers Against Sewage five-step framework to take their plastic free message to as many organisations, businesses and Exmoor visitors as they could.
The toolkit shows a community how they can work with local governance to bring about policy and system change, businesses to reduce the availability of throw away plastic and community groups and organsations to spread the word.
Fast forward to 2023 – through a pandemic – and there are now a growing number of businesses across Exmoor National Park who’ve been awarded a Plastic Free Business Champion Award, including Exmoor Character Cottages!
This is a really interesting podcast about how we can all help reduce the amount of plastics we use, re-use and dispose of safely, but if you'd like to find out more, here's a few resources to help you find out more:
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