Plastic Pollution


Jump over to our web site for Plastic Free Lyme Regis to find out more about plastic pollution and the progress of our local campaign

Alison Johnson writes regular blogs for us… see her suggestions for a plastic free Christmas 2020.

Say ‘NO’ to plastic bags!  Update & more information on the must-have reusable muslin bags for fruit and veggies.

The Freggie bags were popular at their first outing at the opening of Bridport’s Green Fortnight last weekend.  The bags are designed and made by Liz Davis with her team. Shoppers picking out their fruit and vegetables can say to ‘no’ to the plastic bags in supermarkets and use these plastic-free alternatives.  The bags are made of organic cotton muslin and are strong, reusable and washable.

If you would like to buy any, please email  Introductory Offer:  £10 for a bundle of 8 bags, including a carrier to hook over a trolley handle.   Individual bags priced separately.  You can also request the free instruction sheet to make your own


This was the message given at a packed meetings at the Baptist Church’s Driftwood Café in March 2018, 2019 and 2020. It was so inspiring to hear first hand from business owners who have chosen not to use single use plastics and all about their efforts to promote recycling and energy saving,  efforts rewarded by support from their customers.   More are receiving the Surfers Against Sewage ‘Plastic Free Champion’ award and we plan to continue to expand this scheme in the coming year.  We also are developing a scheme to help local businesses become more sustainable adopting a range of eco policies in their everyday business practices covering energy use, water use, transport, procurement etc.


The Lyme Regis Town Council endorsed the campaign for Lyme Regis to become a Plastic Free Town.   Lyme Regis in June was the 1st community in Dorset (and 24th nationally) to be granted the title by Surfers Against Sewage in the Plastic Free Communities initiative, joining over 130 other communities around the country pledging to tackle plastic pollution.

A Steering Group was set up and an ‘army’ of supporters mobilised to help get the message out to our businesses, schools, local organisations and churches so that we can work together to publicise the ways our community can benefit and contribute at home, at work and on the seafront.  Enquiries about the campaign to or Facebook page.  You can follow our Twitter feed as well.

Keian McNamara, owner of the Galley Cafe in Lyme Regis, with his recyclable and compostable containers.

Litter Free Coast & Sea

We had a wonderful presentation on the various campaigns led by this group, including beach cleans in Dorset and Re-Fill Dorset, the re-filling water bottle scheme which a number of Lyme Regis businesses have signed up to. Check the website to learn more about how we all can help.

TLG’s first major campaign in 2009 was to persuade local traders to give up using plastic bags and find alternatives

Helping Lyme Regis become Plastic Bag Free – a short film

With the welcome renewal of publicity to deal with plastic pollution,  we thought you would like to be reminded that, 10 years ago, Biggerhouse Film and Video Production worked with the children at St Michael’s Primary School to make this award winning animated film.  How true it is today – 10 years later.