Plastic Free Exmoor
We did it! Exmoor is officially a Plastic Free Community - the first UK National Park to be wholly awarded ‘Plastic Free Communtiy’ status!
We have completed the five-step community toolkit to start reducing single use where we live, laying the foundations for more work and effective change.
Thank you to everyone in our community who has supported us. You can find out more about the five steps we achieved and what the award means here: www.plasticfree.org.uk/community/exmoor.
Every day approximately 8 million pieces of plastic pollution find their way into our oceans.
Globally there is recognition that this must stop, which is why Exmoor National Park Authority has signed up to the ‘Plastic Free Communities’ campaign, coordinated by Surfers Against Sewage.
Single-use plastics have no place in our National Parks. Our ambition is to drastically reduce the consumption of single-use plastics, like packaging, cups, cutlery and carrier bags throughout Exmoor National Park, starting with our organisation, and working to help spread the word and find solutions within our wider communities.
Our Ambition is to:
- REDUCE our own plastic footprint.
- Help UNITE COMMUNITIES to take action across Exmoor National Park
We will achieve this by:
1. Reviewing our daily operations to identify ways of reducing single-use plastics.
2. Encouraging partner organisations, communities and business to get involved and supporting them to take action.
3. Spreading the word about the plastics problem and simple ways to help tackle it.
The Plastic Free North Devon consortium was set up in April 2018 to combat the global problem of plastic pollution through local action. The consortium consists of representatives from a number of charities, voluntary groups and organisations.
To find out how to get involved contact email@example.com
Watch this powerful short film created by Plastic Free North Devon to encourage people to feel empowered to make small changes to their lives which can ultimately have a big impact on our natural world. We are so lucky to live in a place which holds so much natural beauty but we all have a duty to protect it for future generations. (Opens in new window).
Thank you to all our fantastic Business Champions and Community Allies! Together we can kick our addiction to throwaway plastic and change the system that produces it.
Croft and Cottage Caterers
Lyn Climate Action Group
Plastic Free North Devon
Exford Bridge Tearooms
Plastic Free Porlock Vale
Pinkery Outdoor Education Centre
Exmoor Character Cottages
Exmoor National Park Authority
Roadwater Community Shop
Exmoor Tea Company
Plastic Free Minehead
Field Studies Centre at Nettlecombe
Exmoor National Park Centre - Dunster
Exmoor National Park Centre - Lynmouth
Heale Farm Parracombe
Exmoor National Park Centre - Dulverton
Somerset Wildlife Trust
Roadwater Community Shop, PO & Café
Dunster First School
Salad Days & Holi Moli Beach Huts
Plastic Free Watchet
Simonsbath House Hotel
Dunster Beach Holidays
Tessa’s Tea Rooms
Old Cleeve First School
The Dog House
West Somerset Green Forum (Forum 21)
The Great House B&B
|Get Involved Volunteers|
The Kind Kitchen
|Timberscombe First School|
The Railway Hut
|Channel UK Events CIC|
The Selworthy Pantry
|Litter Free Coast and Sea - Somerset|
Withypool Tearooms and Shop
|Cottage Beer Project|
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