Single-use plastic campaign group, Plastic Free Chesterfield, has teamed up with Chesterfield’s first zero waste shop, Steph’s Sustainable Stuff, to give a talk to Chesterfield residents on how to have a greener, plastic-free Christmas this year.
With so much excitement surrounding many elements of Christmas, being environmentally conscious can sometimes be difficult to think about.
Research shows that waste can double during the Christmas period, and most of it is plastic from gift wrapping and packaging. In the UK we go through more than 40 million rolls of (mostly plastic) sticky tape every year, and use enough wrapping paper to go around the Equator nine times. Along with this around 125,000 tonnes of plastic wrapping used for food is discarded over the festive period.
Members of the public are invited to join Plastic Free Chesterfield’s event with Steph’s Sustainable Stuff to find out about, as well as share, the best tips for a Plastic Free Christmas.
The free talk will be held on Monday 22nd November, 7pm, at The HUB at the Technique Stadium (Chesterfield FC).
Steph Mannion of Steph’s Sustainable Stuff said: “As more and more people become aware of the effect their actions have on the planet, I’m happy to be able to offer easy and cost effective alternatives to a plastic filled Christmas.”
Greg Hewitt, Community Lead at Plastic Free Chesterfield, said: “The Christmas period is a really great opportunity for individuals to do their bit and take action and Plastic Free Chesterfield wants to make this as easy and accessible for people to do as possible. We’re delighted to welcome Steph to give this hugely important talk.”
To register for the event, go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/talkqa-tips-for-a-plastic-free-christmas-tickets-198111144767