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Pledge today and start reducing your plastic

Residents holding reusable water bottles and coffee cups for the Love Essex Plastics Campaign.

Wednesday 1 January 2020

More and more of us are worried about the amount of plastic we generate and the impact it is having on our planet. Plastic has become part of everyday life but by signing the Essex Plastic Pledge, you can reduce your plastic waste by making a few simple changes. Together we can make a difference.

What is the Essex Plastic Pledge?

The Essex Plastic Pledge is a way for all residents, schools and organisations in Essex to come together and commit to trying to reduce plastic waste. We know that many of you have already started trying to reduce your plastic waste, that why when you sign the Essex Plastic Pledge you can tell us what you’ve already been up to.

For others, this may be the first step in attempting to reduce plastic waste, in the pledge there are lots of ideas on things you can pledge to do, as well as space for other ideas you may have. Remember, it’s not about pledging to try and do everything. Committing to make just one change, such as carrying your reusable water bottle, will help reduce plastic waste in Essex.

We understand that the types of things residents, schools and organisations might want to pledge to do will vary. That’s why there are three pledges one for residents, one for schools and one for organisations.

Reduce your plastic, take the Essex Plastic Pledge

Join us either as an individual or household and sign the Essex Plastic Pledge. You will receive a monthly e-newsletter packed full of hints and tips and be entered into prize draws to win items that will help you reduce your plastics.

Sign the Essex Plastic Pledge for residents here.

If you're a school in Essex, you can sign the the Essex Plastic Pledge for your school. You will then receive a bi-monthly newsletter full of inspiration from other local schools on how to reduce plastic waste as well as access to an online resource pack full of activities and tools to help your school succeed in reducing plastic waste.  

Sign the Essex Plastic Pledge for schools here.

If you're an organisation in Essex, such as a business, college, university or community group you can sign the Essex Plastic Pledge as an organisation. You will receive a bi-monthly newsletter full of inspiration from other local organisation sharing their experiences and success stories on reducing plastic waste, as well as access to an online resource pack to help you on the journey to reduce plastic waste.

Sign the Essex Plastic Pledge for organisations here.

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