know that plastic is an environmental problem with much of it going into
landfill in spite of recycling schemes. Plastic waste disposal is
complicated and the government seems to have pulled back from
implementing an effective scheme to help consumers deal with it.
approach is to persuade industry to generate less plastic so householders
don’t have to deal with it all. To help this The Big Plastic Count is
happening from 11th to 17th March. We want you to sign up and count the
amount of plastic you throw away each day that week. There should be no
guilt attached to this - the amount of plastic we use is often out of our
control. The data collected will put pressure on the government and
industry to move to alternatives and only use plastic where essential.
Your data will add to that of over 60,000 people already signed up.
encourage participation Sustainable Hayfield is offering 2 £10 vouchers
for Millers Refillers. If you take part in The Big Plastic Count you can
be entered into the draw to win one of these vouchers. Millers Refillers
is the zero waste shop in New Mills and its ethos fits well with this
at www.thebigplasticcount.com. You can
download and print the tally sheet and how-to-guide. Hard copies will
also be available at Hayfield Library but you need to register on the
site to have your data recorded. Details of how to submit your results
are on the website.
take part in the Sustainable Hayfield draw take a photo of your tally
sheet and send it to email@example.com by 31 March.
We’ll do the draw the first week in April and announce the winners.