Volunteers needed to help reduce plastic waste

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VOLUNTEERS are wanted to help reduce the amount of litter polluting beaches in Lyme Regis.

Litter Free Coast and Sea are looking for volunteers to help with their latest campaign, to reduce the amount of single-use plastic food and drink packing being used. This includes items such as disposable coffee cups, plastic straws, polystyrene chip trays, plastic cutlery, etc. which is often used by takeaway outlets.

The campaign will be launched in Lyme Regis West Bay and Weymouth by encouraging takeaways to use more reusable products, creating an ‘inspiration sheet’ to show businesses what is possible, commissioning an artist to engage with the public on the issue of single-use plastic, and holding a ‘Plastics Surgery’ to show local businesses some of the more eco-friendly products available.

This event will take place in West Bay on February 19th and businesses from Lyme Regis are invited to attend.

Litter Free Coast and Sea is looking for volunteers to speak with seafront businesses in Lyme Regis on Tuesday, February 6th between 9am and 12.30pm, to encourage them to take part and attend the ‘Plastics Surgery’. Volunteers will be joined by a member of Litter Free Coast and Sea on the day to give a full briefing.

Volunteers should email Matilda Manley from Litter Free Coast and Sea on m.manley@dorsetcc.gov.uk to express an interest, and meet outside the RNLI shop on the Cobb at 9am on February 6th.

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About Francesca Evans 2546 Articles
Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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