Plastic Free Shaftesbury

We have joined the Plastic Free Communities network formed by Surfers Against Sewage, aiming to tackle single-use plastics in Shaftesbury.


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We have already gained support from Shaftesbury town council and we arranged for Marten Gregory, team leader for the recycling team at Dorset Council to give a presentation in the town in March 2020. (See this blog post for details . We are helping local businesses remove or reduce their disposable plastics, we will engage with schools and community groups, and when it’s safe to do so we’ll run some more events in town.


Several of our local businesses are already avoiding single use plastic. New businesses are being interviewed about their reduction in plastic so they can both come on board as plastic free champions and act as mentors to others who’d like to reduce their waste. Please get in touch if you think you’d like to join us, or if your business has already started their plastic-free journey!

Our ‘community leader’ for launching this campaign was Lucy Barfoot who owns the plastic free shop Coconut & Cotton in town. This year her shop and online business have become increasingly busy. See website here

An increasing number of people are now seeking refills of cleaning products so that we can reduce our use of plastic. ‘Myrtle and Marigold’ is offering many cleaning products ‘on tap’ from a horse-box in Shaftesbury every Thursday and Saturday.

If you’d like to join in with our Plastic-Free Shaftesbury campaign you can get in touch by emailing us on


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