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Taking action on plastic waste

Help your community take a smart approach to plastic waste by becoming a Plastic Action Champion!

The Plastic Action Champions scheme aims to encourage more people to learn about their environmental impact, take action to reduce their plastic waste and spread the word on environmental issues.

Volunteers are invited to attend a training session to join a network of Plastic Action Champions across East Suffolk with four new sessions taking place at East Suffolk House, Melton and Riverside, Lowestoft.

The role of a Champion includes volunteering in their local community for a minimum of 20 hours annually. The role is fully flexible and how Champions use those 20 hours is up to you, examples can include reaching out to local community groups and businesses, exhibiting at local events, blogging about relevant topics, and organising litter picks and surveys.

Those interested in becoming a Plastic Action Champion are invited to book a place at one of the following sessions (subject to demand):

  • Tuesday 25 February – East Suffolk House, Melton (6-9pm)
  • Monday 2 March – Riverside, Canning Road, Lowestoft (4.30-7pm) CANCELLED
  • Wednesday 4 March – East Suffolk House, Melton (6-9pm)
  • Monday 10 March – Riverside, Canning Road, Lowestoft (4.30-7pm) CANCELLED

Booking is essential and each session will go ahead subject to demand; to  register your place, please email greenissues@eastsuffolk.gov.uk or call 01394 444747.

The training is provided by the Greenprint Forum and Jason Alexander from Rubbish Walks. Ongoing training, a comprehensive ‘Plastic Action Handbook’ and support will be provided through the scheme.

The scheme is part of the Greenprint Forum’s ongoing Plastic Action campaign which is part funded by the East Suffolk Partnership and the Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB Sustainable Development Fund.

The East Suffolk Greenprint Forum is a voluntary network open to all and facilitated by the Council. it aspires to improve the quality of life in the district while reducing the impact on the environment.

See more information about the Greenprint Forum.