Plastic Free Moseley & Kings Heath
‘We can help people make small changes that have a really big global impact.’
Plastic Free Moseley & Kings Heath is a community organisation committed to reducing plastic waste in their local area by raising awareness and helping people to find alternatives that are better for the environment.
What is Plastic Free Moseley & Kings Heath?
Plastic Free Moseley & Kings Heath is the brainchild of Surfers Against Sewage (SAS), a Cornish based conservation charity who began as a response by the surfing community to the state of their local beaches. With the rising threat of plastics in the ocean harming wildlife, entering our food chain and effecting the whole ecology of the planet, SAS came up with a way for more people to be involved and make change on a local level – Plastic Free Communities.
Residents in Moseley and Kings Heath decided to bring the Plastic Free Communities initiative to their local area to tackle the problems of single use plastics that are often thoughtlessly discarded and end up in our environment and oceans.
To achieve this, Plastic Free Moseley & Kings Heath work with local people, businesses, schools and the council to reduce the amount of plastic waste, change attitudes towards single use plastics and raise awareness.
The community can volunteer with Plastic Free Moseley & Kings Heath, helping with events, litter picks and spreading the message about becoming plastic free.
What will you use your LoveBrum funding for?
Plastic Free Moseley & Kings Heath want to continue to raise awareness and reach new people who may not be as aware of the scale of the problem with single use plastics.
The funding from LoveBrum will allow them to purchase new promotional materials, increase awareness amongst local people and help them to start making small changes that can have an impact on Birmingham’s environment and beyond.
Where can people go to find out more about Plastic Free Moseley & Kings Heath?
Graeme Hodges, Co-leader