Tag: Plastic Free Bedford

Shoppers in Bedford encouraged to say goodbye to pointless packaging as the Refill campaign expands

Plastic pollution campaigning organisation, City to Sea has announced that it is taking the Refill campaign to the next level. From today (1 October 2020) people in Bedford will be able to use the free app to find places to refill their coffee cup, lunchbox, groceries and even cleaning products and toiletries.

This dedicated app was designed to help people find where they can bring their own containers and refill, and being an aid to shunning single-use plastic for good.

The app will also highlight any available discounts that reward consumers for reducing packaging

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Bedfordshire residents being urged to choose a “reusable mask”

Plastic Free Bedford and local Green Party councillors are encouraging residents to consider the environment when choosing a face covering to wear.

The call comes as new guidelines mean that from 24 July 2020 face coverings will be compulsory for shop customers.

The group said that the problem with single-use masks is that they are most often made from non-biodegradable and non-recyclable materials. Adding that these are harmful to the environment and add to the existing problem of single-use plastics and littering.

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