Action on Plastics and Waste

Litter Patrol

This group came into existence during lockdown. Its litter patrols have proved a wonderful way to get out for some value added exercise, not only picking up litter but also talking to passers by attracted by our ACAN hi viz jackets.

The group is working on a directory of what can be recycled where, while lobbying the council to improve its own provision and to increase awareness of what can and cannot be recycled.

However to really tackle the problem the source needs to be addressed. To quote Pete Seeger:

“If it can’t be reduced, reused, repaired, rebuilt, refurbished, refinished, resold, recycled or composted, then it should be restricted, redesigned or removed from production.”

This group has its work cut out!

Interested in the Action on Plastics and Waste group?

local action for nature

Increasing the planting of trees and wild flowers for biodiversity

Food

Growing, eating and cooking low-carbon, locally-sourced food

Less (New) Stuff

Supporting the repair café, other ideas for repurposing and re-using

Cycle Alton

Safer cycling and better cycling infrastructure

Energy

Energy efficiency and renewable energy, schemes to reduce costs

Action on plastics and waste

Working to increase awareness of what can and cannot be recycled

Lobbying and Campaigning

Confronting denial, influencing public opinion, the 3 tiers of local government and our MP

iInformation and Outreach

Leaflets, social media, stalls at events, talks, networking, website

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