Plastic Free Waterfront: Plymouth

Cattewater Harbour Commissioners has been awarded ‘Plastic Free Approved Status’. This is part of wider efforts by the city, which in June 2018 was announced as the first UK city to be accredited by the global charity Surfers Against Sewage with Plastic Free Communities status for its waterfront district.

This makes Plymouth the first in the UK to achieve such status for a city district. Communities of all sizes are invited to apply to the charity Surfers Against Sewage for the Plastic Free Coastline status, but they must be able to demonstrate that both businesses and the community have already taken action to reduce the use of three single use plastic items such as straws, drink stirrers and disposable cups. 

The Harbour Commission also supports regular beach cleans – through The Plymouth Beach Clean – both financially and with harbour staff when possible.