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Plastic Free Festival to return for 2022 in Chesterfield.

Chesterfield’s Plastic Free Festival, which debuted this year, has announced that it will be returning for 2022.

The festival will take place on Sunday 12th June, 10am-4pm on New Square marketplace and will feature special guests, Pride of Britain winners Amy and Ella Meek of Kids Against Plastic, who have given numerous TED talks, picked up countless pieces of litter, and influenced businesses, schools and thousands of young people around the world.

Amy and Ella said: “Festivals are often associated with single use plastic but it’s great to see the Chesterfield’s Plastic Free festival leading the way. We are looking forward to speaking there and supporting the festival’s great work.”

The festival aims to be the one-stop place to help people to reduce their single-use plastics, with a special plastic-free marketplace with stallholders selling products that encourage a plastic-free lifestyle, craft workshops for upcycling and recycling, food and drink, and live music and poetry performances. No single-use plastics will be given out at the event, with attendees encouraged to bring their own bottles, cups and containers.

Applications are now open for businesses, community groups, performers and food and drink providers to have a presence at the festival, whilst businesses are being asked to consider sponsoring the event.

One business who has already stepped forward to sponsor, is Superior Wellness, winner of the Sustainability Award at the Love Chesterfield awards.

Sarah Elphick, Head of Marketing said: “We are delighted to be sponsoring the Plastic Free Festival in Chesterfield next year.  Sustainability is high on our agenda at Superior Wellness. Receiving the Sustainability Award demonstrates our commitment.”

Greg Hewitt, Chair of the Plastic Free Festival Organising Group, said: “We are really excited to bring back the Plastic Free Festival for 2022. This year’s event was a big success, despite the venue and date being moved, along with rain most of the day, many people turned out to discover local businesses reducing their single-use plastics, whilst enjoying superb musical performances.”

“We have more time to plan the event now to make it a really fantastic family fun day out, however in order for us to do this we require the funds to do so. Please consider supporting this superb event aimed at helping the Chesterfield community to reduce single-use plastics.”

Businesses wishing to sponsor or get involved with the festival should get in touch at theplasticfreefestival@gmail.com.

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