Stroud District Action on Plastic is a community group run by volunteers and is based in Stroud, Gloucestershire. Our first success in 2017 was to have a public drinking water fountain installed by the Town Council and to sign up over 30 local venues to the free tap water Refill scheme run by City to Sea in Bristol.
In 2019 we joined Plastic Free Communities, a national scheme run by marine conservation charity Surfers Against Sewage. Having worked across the district with local councils, businesses, schools, community groups and individuals to reduce plastic use, we were awarded the SAS plastic free community status in 2020. Read about us in the Stroud News & Journal and on Gloucestershire Live News.
We work with individuals, businesses, schools, clubs and other community organisations keen to reduce their plastic footprint. Action on Plastic is an initiative started in 2020 to expand our work into the county and beyond. Browse this website for ideas and get in touch if you’d like to join us.
We run drop-in volunteer meetings and plastic free living demos in a venue in Stroud every last Saturday of the month, subject to Covid-19 restrictions. Join us on facebook for a lively exchange of ideas and news.
Come and join our monthly meeting at Atelier Stroud. This month we will look at how to shop unpackaged: where and how to shop in your area, a basic zero waste shopping kit, budgets, how to store loose food at home and more. Whether you are well on your way or just starting out on your plastic-free journey, we hope that you will benefit from and enjoy the exchange of ideas and meeting like-minded people. One of our zero-waste shop owners from the Gloucestershire area will join us and answer any questions. We overlap with the repair cafe at Atelier Stroud, an excellent opportunity to find out more about this brilliant initiative too. Tea and coffee by donation, all welcome!