Plastic Free Day – Wednesday 8th May, 2019

We can make the difference

‘Plastic Free Day’ was set up in 2018 by Alex Rhodes of Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service. The aim was to raise the awareness of how much single use disposable plastic we use in our everyday lives and then re-educate the local community by gaining their commitment to go ‘plastic free’ for 24 hours.

Inspired by David Attenborough’s Blue Planet 2 on the BBC in 2017, which brought to life the reality of what damage we are doing to the planet, in to peoples homes and lives. The commitment from a local primary school – Hook with Warsash CofE Academy, and many local businesses, led to a successful event with the support of many children taking time to understand and absorb this important message.

You can see their amazing posters, below and also watch this video which captures their research and views.

8th May Plastic Free Day - Fantastic Day at Hook with Warsash CE Academy!

Look at these amazing children at the Hook with Warsash CE Academy on their 8th May Plastic Free Day! We were honoured to be invited along - the children took part in lots of activities based around the impact of plastic in our environment and oceans, and created some fantastic art and crafts to help raise awareness of the issue. Well done kids, you were all amazing!

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You could:

  • Swap to a milkman
  • Swap to a reusable water bottle
  • Reusable shopping bags or cardboard boxes
  • Shop at a green grocer – support local
  • Choose loose fresh products
  • Use brown paper bags
  • Use a thermal mug for coffee shop refills
  • Refuse to use a straw
  • Choose glass/cardboard packaging
  • Use refills
  • Shop at the deli counter/butcher/fishmonger
  • Use beeswax paper coverings
  • Reusable storage containers/lunchboxes

Poster designs from Hook with Warsash

Plastic Free Day 2019

The Final Straw will be coordinating this year’s Plastic Free Day  on the 8th May, continuing and expanding the work by enouraging schools and local businesses to support this. For more information, please visit their website by clicking here.

Some useful links

For further information on local initiatives, including Plastic Free Day 2019, please visit the Final Straw website by clicking here.

Always Plastic Free in Warsash provides plastic waste recycling and also stocks gifts to help raise funds for ocean cleaning. For more information on Always Plastic Free, please click here.

Less Plastic was set up in 2015 and provides useful information on how to reduce the amount of plastic you use, there is a very useful blog, please click here read or subscribe.

Our 2018 supporters