In 2017, Penzance became the first town in the UK to achieve the Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) Plastic Free Coastline status.
To achieve ‘Plastic Free Status’ the town had to meet five key targets set by SAS:
Meeting these targets demonstrates our community’s commitment to improving our environment and has raised the profile of our town on the international stage. We are committed to continuing this good work for the benefit of everyone within the parish.
As part of our wider Climate Emergency Plan, we have adopted a Plastic Free Event Charter for all events that we organise and support.
All groups that receive grant funding from us are requested to adopt the principles of our Plastic Free Event Charter. We need to raise awareness and ensure that we continue to fight plastic pollution in our community.
To find out what is happening right now to tackle plastic pollution and how you can be involved, from volunteering to making simple changes at home, visit the Plastic Free Penzance website.