Stroud District Action on Plastic

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.

Upcoming Events

Stroud Book Festival Event

Date: 6 November 2021

Time: 3pm

Location: Atelier Stroud

Advance notice of an event at Atelier Stroud, celebrating the publication of ‘Small Steps to Less Waste’ – Stories to Inspire Change’ with exhibits and demonstrations by Claudi Williams, Kath Child and other contributors to the book. Facilitated by Katy Bevan, Hawthorn Press.

Tips & Techniques for a Greener Home

Date: 21 November 2021

Time: 9.30am - 4.00pm

Location: Hawkwook College

In this hands-on workshop at Hawkwood College, you will learn how to make your home more natural, and free of harsh chemicals. We will make a number of simple personal care and effective cleaning products

Meet some of our plastic free business champions: