Oliver Sterno, Community Leader of Plastic Free Eastbourne and Co-ordinator Refill Eastbourne.
Oliver will describe their various initiatives and activities and how he got the whole project going. They have set up water fountains, or refill stations, to cut use of plastic bottles. Their mascot, the ‘Beach Man’ in the photo, is made of debris. Hundreds of volunteers have come forward to adopt and clean up the rubbish on every one of the 93 beaches along the seafront.
Eastbourne has joined a network of communities across the UK who are leading the way to tackle throw away plastic at source. The town has been awarded Plastic Free Community status by marine conservation charity, Surfers Against Sewage (SAS), in recognition of the work it has done to start reducing the impact of single-use plastic on the environment. Oliver will suggest ways that small communities in villages, and small towns like Rye, could set up a plastic free programme.
See Plastic Free Eastbourne Facebook page for more details.
Please join us on Zoom from 7.15pm onwards. The talk will start at 7.30pm, and there will be plenty of time for Q&A and discussion afterwards.
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