Launch of Plastic Free Communities for Bembridge

By Press Release Jun 13, 2024
Ally de Trey
The Plastic Free Communities network has been created to tackle plastic pollution at source – from beaches and green spaces right back to the brands and businesses that create it.  They are uniting in the fight against avoidable plastic. Did you know 38 million drinks bottles are bought in the UK every day, 112,000 pieces of plastic leave UK supermarkets every minute and 12 millon items of plastic enter the ocean every year. 
It’s not about removing all plastic from our lives. It’s about kicking our addiction to throwaway plastic, and changing the system that produces it.
Plastic is a growth industry, with one in every ten barrels of oil now used to create new plastic. But together, we can make sure we don’t choke our coast, streets, parks and playgrounds with it. Because if it’s on our streets today, it’s in our rivers tomorrow, and our beaches and oceans forever.  We can make sure each of us understands that we can change this, whoever we are and wherever we live.  But we can only do it together.
Lindsey Newbury
Two women are driving the program Ally de Trey and Lindsey Newberry.
Lindsey says: “ I started this project after spending a year beach litter cleaning and surveying. We found so much plastic which is destroying the life in our oceans. I want to channel people’s concern about this into further action and that’s why I am so passionate about this project.”
Ally stated: “Following my move to Bembridge I have become increasingly aware of the damage being done to our local biosphere, beaches and sea life, by plastic pollution. This project enables me to channel my concern into effective local action and I am delighted to be a part of it.”
Please join them at a fun drop in session on Thursday, June 20 at Bembridge Village Hall 5 Foreland Road, Bembridge PO35 5XN between 330pm and 530pm. Find out what this means for your business or community group. Open to all. Quiz, videos, stalls and guess the nurdles are some of the activities available.