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Plastic Free South Telford – Reduce, reuse, recycle


The Plastic Free Communities Campaign is an initiative by Surfers Against Sewage (see  A quotation from Surfers Against Sewage:

“We’re creating the Plastic Free Community network to free where we live from single-use. Together we’re tackling avoidable single-use plastic, from the beach all the way back to the brands and businesses who create it.

Wherever you live, whether you’re on shore or inland, urban or rural, high-tide or high-rise, we’re uniting communities in the fight against single-use plastics. It’s not about removing all plastic from our lives. It’s about kicking our addiction to avoidable single-use plastic, and changing the system that produces it. Join us and let’s free where we live from single-use, one plastic bottle at a time!”

A few communities across the UK have already become certified Plastic Free Communities – this includes Newport, Shropshire, which was awarded Plastic Free Community status in September 2019 as a result of a campaign by Sustainable Newport.   Other towns are working towards becoming Plastic Free Communities.  This includes the Borough of Telford & Wrekin which declared a climate emergency in July 2019 and committed to remove single-use plastics from the Council’s operations and activities by 2023.

Madeley Town Council has resolved to support the Plastic Free Community campaign and a Steering Group has been set up to direct the work.


Would you like to help us free South Telford from avoidable single-use plastic?

If you, as an individual or as part of a local group would like to get involved with the Plastic Free campaign, please get in touch with Cllr Helena Morgan on 07450 434876 or Madeley Town Council on 01952 567280 or email:

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