The Plastic Free Lewes Pledge invites anyone in Lewes – individuals, shops, cafes, businesses, schools, churches and other organisations – to pledge to reduce their use of single-use plastic.
The world produces about 400 million tonnes of plastic every year of which around half is used once then thrown away.
Only 9% of plastic ever produced has been recycled – the rest is sent to landfill, incineration or is discarded in the natural environment. Reduced use of single-use plastic is widely seen as the only solution to global plastic pollution.
Signing up to the pledge
To sign up to the pledge simply go to www.plasticfreelewes.org, add your name and a few words about what you’re doing to cut down on single-use plastic.