Action on Plastic is based in Stroud, Gloucestershire, and was started by Stroud District Action on Plastic. We’re an affiliate of Transition Stroud and are working closely with other action groups in trying to build a resilient, sustainable community. Initially a small group of determined and dedicated volunteers in 2017, our first success was to have a water fountain installed in the centre of Stroud and sign up over 30 local venues to the free tap water Refill scheme run by City to Sea in Bristol.
We work with individuals, businesses, schools, clubs and other community organisations keen to reduce their plastic footprint. 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 Saturday of the month, subject to Covid-19 restrictions. Join us on facebook for a lively exchange of ideas and news.
Meet our Plastic Free Champions
In 2019 we joined Plastic Free Communities, a national scheme run by marine conservation charity Surfers Against Sewage. The scheme provides a framework and rigorous process for communities to tackle singe use plastic under five main objectives. Having worked with local town and district councillors, local enterprises, businesses, schools, community groups and individuals, we were awarded plastic free community status in 2020 in recognition of the work done to reduce the impact of single-use plastic on the environment. The Stroud district was one of only a few districts to be accredited amongst hundreds of communities that have signed up. Read about us in the Stroud News & Journal and on Gloucestershire Live News.
If you are a small or medium sized business based in the Stroud district, not part of a larger chain, and keen to reduce your plastic footprint, get in touch!