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.

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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.

Plastic Free Minehead & West Somerset
Plastic Free North Devon
The Plastic Free North Devon consortium 

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 plasticfreeexmoor@gmail.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.

Business Champions

Churchgate Gallery, Porlock
Cottage Beer Project (Silver Champions)
Croft and Cottage Caterers
Dunkery Beacon Hotel
Dunster Living
Dunster Women's Institute
Exford Bridge Tearooms
Exmoor Adventures
Exmoor Character Cottage
Exmoor Glass
Exmoor Magazine
Exmoor Tea Company
Field Studies Centre Nettlecombe
Grown Up Marshmallows
Heale Farm Parracombe
Horner Farm
Porlock Home and Hardware
Roadwater Community Shop
Salad Days & Holi Moli Beach Huts
Simonsbath House Hotel
Stacked Wonky
Tessa Tea Rooms, Dunster
The Dog House
The Great House B&B Timberscombe
The Kind Kitchen
The Railway Hut
The Selworthy Pantry
Westerclose House
Withypool Tearooms & Shop

Community Allies

Channel Events
Cutcombe C of E First School
Dulverton Town Council
Dunster Beach Holidays
Dunster First School
ENPA Get Involved
ENPA Pinkery Centre
Exford C of E First School
Exmoor National Park
Exmoor Society
Litter Free Coast & Sea – Somst
Lyn Climate Action Group
National Park Centre Dunster
National Park Centre Dulverton
National Park Centre Lynmouth
Old Cleeve First School
Our Precious Earth
Plastic Free Minehead
Plastic Free North Devon
Plastic Free Watchet
Porlock Gardening Tips
Porlock Saturday Club
Porlock Visitor Centre
Roadwater Community Shop
Somerset Wildlife Trust
St Dubricius First School - Porlock
Timberscombe First School
West Somst Green Forum
Wootton Courtenay Village Hall