Taking action against plastic

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Porthcurno has been awarded Plastic Free Communities status by Surfers Against Sewage (SAS), in recognition of the work it has done to start reducing the impact of single-use plastic on the environment.

PK Porthcurno, Museum of Global Communications, started the campaign in early 2021 to tackle an increasing wave of beach litter and marine plastics.

Registering with the SAS Plastic Free Communities movement, PK Porthcurno pulled together key organisations and businesses in the village to put in place a number of actions, including the setting up of a community led steering group.

SAS’ plastics free communities project manager, Rachel Yates, said: “It’s great to see the work that Porthcurno has done to reduce the availability of avoidable plastics, raise awareness and encourage people to refill and reuse.

“We have over 600 communities across the UK working to reduce single use plastic and the impact it has on our environment. Every step those communities and the individuals in them take is a step towards tackling the problem at source, challenging our throwaway culture and encouraging the habit and system changes we need to see.”