About Us at Plastic Free Truro

Who We Are

We are a small community group based in Truro, Cornwall created in November 2017 in response to the growing problem of plastic litter in our towns, rivers and oceans. We responded to an open call from the marine and conservation charity, Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) to work with them in order to meet particular objectives and have our town awarded Plastic Free Community status by them.

 

What We Do

Our mission is to help address our community’s casual dependence on single use plastics (SUPs) by engaging local schools, businesses, children’s and adult’s clubs and community groups, councils and wider networks to affect real world change in our everyday habits and attitudes toward SUPs.

Plastic Free Truro - SAS Approved

After a lot of hard work we achieved the necessary objectives in June 2018!

 

Our Plans

We are now focused on continuing to educate and inform through fun and engaging events and activities and displays.  We have ambitions to open a monthly repair shop for people in our city to come and have help repairing broken items; to have a ‘library of things’ where people can come and freely borrow items that otherwise would have to be bought or hired like party items; tableware; DIY tools; vacuum cleaners etc.  We would also receive items to give away like used paint!  All useful stuff that we may all need at one point or another and would otherwise be thrown away by the current owner!

We would like to have workshops and clinics to help people of Truro with any queries or practical concerns they have with recycling and re-purposing.

We would also like to be a place to bring together our lovely community.  We will do this through events and the promotion of groups, charities and businesses that promote sustainability, an appreciation of our environment, our culture and arts, kindness and creativity  We love our city and want you to, too!

 

WHAT WE LIKE

These are the key words that inform our chat!

  • Community
  • #JoinTheResistance
  • Litter Picks and Beach Cleans
  • Recycling
  • Reusing
  • Repairing
  • Zero waste concepts
  • Nappy Libraries
  • Green and Eco-living
  • Sharing
  • Lending
  • Book Swaps
  • Refill shops and Bulk Buying
  • Sustainability
  • Repurposing
  • Public Bins
  • Composting
  • Biodegradable products

 

EVENTS

This is the page where we publicise our Plastic Free Truro events.  We also promote community groups in Truro and will keep you up to date on what they are up to.  We have some groups and community associations that do regular litter picks and are developing a thriving community.  We have businesses in Truro that network with community groups and suppliers to be as sustainable and plastic-free as they can.  We have arts spaces and cafes that encourage creativity and thoughtful consumerism; we have free feminist and book clubs and potluck suppers…  We have swap shops, repair shops and the Library of Things… Watch this space!

 

COMMUNITY

This is a directory of the different community groups we have around Truro, what they get up to and when and how you can join in!  We also have a list of different websites and online communities you might want to check out.

 

Blog

A space for our chat!  This is our new website, launching 1st August 2018, so we’ll have this section up and running later in the month.

We aim to talk you through recycling, avoiding waste, repurposing and all things plastic-free

 

CONTACT US

We are on Facebook: @plasticfreetruro