About

Plastic Free Swindon is a campaign to help end plastic pollution. It was launched for Plastic Free July 2018 by Swindon Climate Action Network. As part of Friends of the Earth, we form part of the global Break Free From Plastic movement (vision, mission and principles here). Efforts to end plastic pollution are global and increasingly co-ordinated. There is much hope when we work together.

The campaign is made up of volunteers and is non-politically affiliated. However, it is very important that we address political issues as strong legislation is urgently required.

Aims

We support:
We do not support:

See the library for clarification of these points.

We endeavour to reach our goals through:
  • Education.
  • Hosting events.
  • Facilitation.
  • Support and co-operation.
  • Understanding problems and implementing solutions
  • Engaging with the public, schools and colleges, businesses, MPs / government, council and parishes, and others.
  • Liasing with local media.
  • Working with local, national and international groups.
  • Extensive research.

See the 'activities' section for how we've been working to achieve our aims.

Website info

Personal information

We collect no information from you unless you communicate with us or for activities. Information is used for the campaign only and will remain with Plastic Free Swindon organisers.

  • If you write to us, we will use the information that you provide for communication and the emails will be stored as a record of those communications.
  • For specific activities, we will state what information is used for.
Please contact us if with any queries.

Web hosting

This website was created from the ground up to be efficient, keeping file sizes and load low. It is hosted by a small, independent company called Faelix, who own UK-based servers powered by renewable energy and are considerate of environmental and social issues. They support Free (Libre) Open Source Software (FOSS / FLOSS), hosting an instance of Jitsi and present on Mastodon. If you're wondering what FLOSS has to do with plastic pollution, see 'Reduce' in the take action section.

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