“This year we’ve seen heartbreaking images of dead sea turtles and birds, their bellies bloated with plastic.” EU politicians will be voting on new rules next week to cut plastic pollution. SumOfUs have a petition which you can sign. You can tell the European Parliament Environment Committee your view by signing. Follow this link to sign and find out more.
An enthusiastic group marched proudly in the Carnival Parade in August promoting Plastic Free Lyme Regis.
Charmouth, monthly 2018
Organised by the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre, regular hunts for Nurdles to clear them off the local beach. Contact the Heritage Centre for dates, for these hunts and for beach cleans. Nurdles are tiny plastic pellets used to make most of our plastic products. It is estimated that 53 billion nurdles escape into the UK environment each year! Due to their tiny size, nurdles are eaten by marine wildlife so move up the food chain and also act as sponges in the sea, attracting pollutants.
What can you do to help? Pick up nurdles! The more we collect, the fewer end up in the sea. Always make sure you wear gloves when handling nurdles as they contain toxins. Nurdles have been spotted on Lyme’s Church Beach. Head that way and take a bag and some gloves to help get rid of them.
We had a stall at this very popular fete.
Sunday 13 May 2018
Turn Lyme Green had a stand at this popular annual fete. Fun games for children together with lots of information on Plastic Free Lyme Regis including tips for recycling and how to live with less plastic.
Turn Lyme Green had a stall in BuckyDoo Square, Wednesday morning, 25th April from 10.00am, again promoting Freggie Bags and ways of reducing our use of plastics – Reduce, Reuse, Refill and Recycle.
Over 30 people turned up for the Beach Clean on Saturday 21st April. The organisers issued gloves and picking sticks which made easy work of collecting bags of recyclable, plastic and general rubbish. Monmouth Beach looked much better after an hours worth of rubbish collecting and visitors were impressed and grateful for our efforts.