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Plastic waste tackled head on

Bodmin has joined more than 800 other communities which have pledged to tackle the problem of avoidable plastic waste.

Plastic Free Communities, a grassroots campaign run by Surfers Against Sewage, empowers and connects people to free their communities from avoidable, throwaway plastic.

Campaign lead, Beth Woolley, said: “Plastic Free Bodmin is not about removing all plastic, it’s about looking at single use plastics and working out how we can remove them from our lives. We’re not about everyone being perfect, we’re about the whole community doing their bit to make a positive change.”

At a public event at the end of January, kindly hosted by Bodmaxx, the group started to engage, educate and encourage change. The team was very grateful to have the support of SUEZ (Recycling and waste management services) and the Environment agency.

At the end of January, the PFB group joined the Bodmin Tidy it Team litter pick. Together they collected ten bags of litter - a positive start to Bodmin’s plastic free journey.

Join Plastic Free Bodmin on Facebook or Instagram to learn more, engage in discussions and play a part or email the team at


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