We have adopted an exciting and far-reaching Climate Emergency Plan which will put us at the forefront of the battle to tackle climate change.
Our Climate Emergency Action Plan
We are committed to leading the fight against climate change in Penzance and have already adopted a Climate Emergency Plan to tackle issues locally.
Our Climate Emergency Sub-Committee have created a plan that sets out how we need to take action to ‘put our own house in order’, as well as working with partners and community-based groups to help raise public awareness to reduce carbon emissions and restore ecology.
Penzance Council unanimously declared a Climate Emergency in April 2019. The Council set up a Climate Emergency Sub-Committee to come up with a comprehensive action plan and forge local partnerships to help lead the battle to tackle climate change.
Refill PZ launched in May 2021, to give locals and visitors to Penzance an easy and immediate way to avoid single-use plastic.
The scheme, which is a collaboration between Plastic Free Penzance, Sustainable PZ and Penzance Council, came about after queries to Plastic Free Penzance asking why there wasn’t a dedicated Refill Shop in the town where people could do the weekly shop, and as the existing community water refill scheme looked to expand to public water fountains.
Here’s how it works:
Check out the Refill PZ map to see businesses involved and what’s on offer
Download the Refill App to search on the fly. You can use it across the rest of the UK (in fact the world) to find refill locations
Look out for window cards and posters in shops to indicate they offer refill
Choose to refill water and coffee instead of using single-use bottles and cups
Switch up the weekly shop and buy goods on refill instead of single-use wrapped