Tag Archives : Environment Plymouth


Plastics Taskforce Group meeting update March 2019

Partners in Plymouth are continuing to work hard to tackle plastics pollution and reduce single use plastics in the city. The Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City Plastics Taskforce held its quarterly meeting on 19 March 2019. At the meeting, the Taskforce heard updates from all of the theme leads: AVOID – A Plastic free schools event is […]


Join Plymouth’s biggest ever spring clean!

Plymouth’s residents are being encouraged to take part in the city’s biggest ever volunteer tidy up as part of this year’s Great British Spring Clean. Plymouth City Council is backing the national Keep Britain Tidy led campaign, which runs from 22 March to 23 April, which will see up to half a million people taking […]


Plymouth to get rid of single-use plastics before Europe deadline

Plymouth City Council has reacted to the recent European Parliament vote to ban single-use plastics by 2021 by saying that the city won’t be waiting that long to make further efforts to stop polluting the oceans with items such as tea stirrers, straws, plastic bags and water bottles. Councillor Sue Dann, the Council’s Cabinet Member […]


Volunteers needed for Plymouth’s biggest ever beach clean

Plymouth is looking for volunteers this month to take part in the biggest ever beach clean as part of the city’s ongoing work to tackle plastic pollution and reduce single use plastics. Beach clean organised by a range of community groups take place in Plymouth throughout the year but the UK’s leading marine charity, the […]


Channel swimmer highlights importance of tackling plastics pollution

Plymouth got a high profile boost for both its Plan for Plastics and a potential bid for National Marine Park status when Lewis Pugh, UN Patron of the Oceans, stopped by in Britain’s Ocean City as part of The Long Swim. Lewis, who was born in Plymouth but now lives in Africa, is swimming the […]


Plymouth achieves UK city district first as Plastic Free Waterfront as it launches ambitious plan to tackle single use plastics

On the same day that Plymouth becomes the first UK city district to announce its accreditation with ‘Plastic Free Communities’ status for its iconic waterfront, a major new plan to tackle single use plastics and plastic pollution in Plymouth is being launched by key partners in the city. The Plan For Plastics, which is being […]