Plastic Free July | Plastic Free Festival 2021


This month is Plastic Free July, a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities. 

You can find out more about how you can reduce plastic waste here.

Make your pledge to address single-use plastics, and get handy tips and tricks and inspiration from others also joining in:

Plastic Free Chesterfield would also love to hear your pledges! Post what you are working towards on their Facebook group

Community Lead of Plastic Free Chesterfield, Greg Hewitt, has a proposal to organise a Plastic Free Festival in Chesterfield in 2021 - a family-fun event with stalls selling plastic-free goods, workshops on how to reuse and upcycle, food, drink, and live performances.

Greg has put together a survey to find out whether you think this is a good idea:      

Transition Buxton  'Hard to Recycle' recycling scheme

The Transition Buxton 'Hard to Recycle' recycling scheme is back! From Thursday 2nd July,  Sainsbury’s on the Market Place and Iceland at the bottom of Spring Gardens will host special collecting bins again near their exits. Each stack of bins has three sections clearly labelled. Please use the correct bin for your items.

They will be able to take:

  • Packets
  • Crisp Packets
  • Biscuits and snacks wrappers
  • Dental Products
  • Writing Instruments
  • Ella’s Kitchen Products
  • Confectionary Wrappers
  • Pringle tubes or similar, e.g Aldi (please place these in any bin)

If you have a big backlog batch that could overfill the collection bins, drop an email to to arrange a one off bulk drop off.
If you’d like to get involved with this or any of the other Transition Buxton initiatives, visit and get in touch via: 

Free Trials of 50 New Electric Vans are available for Businesses in Nottingham 

50 electric vans will be available for local Nottingham business to take on a try-before-you-buy arrangement until March 2022 - Electric Van Experience (EVE) project. After the initial loan period ends, the vehicles will be incorporated into the council’s own fleet.

This is after Nottingham City Council was successful in securing a £2.69m Government grant from the Highway England’s Air Quality Fund. This is another successful grant bid for Nottingham City Council, having already secured £50,000 Funding for ‘eCargo’ Bikes and £161m for a programme of transport improvements recently.

This initiative is part of Nottingham city’s commitment towards becoming carbon-neutral by 2028.    

Are you a climate change focused community group in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire?


Are you a climate change focused community group in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire?

We are in the process of updating our list of community groups in the area for our website. We want to include as many of you on there as possible! If you find that your group/organisation is not listed or want any information to be updated, please fill in the Community Groups Listing Form

Stretched for time but still want to be included? We would still like to hear from you! You can let us know by sending us a message on Twitter or Facebook or dropping us an email at

The Time Is Now: Virtual Mass Lobby for a healthy, greener, fairer future

The Climate Coalition is holding a virtual lobby on 30th June. Join in to tell MPs that #TheTimeIsNow for a healthy, greener, fairer future. Over 7750 people have signed up already!

To sign up:

There is a #TheTimeIsNow Facebook group set up for East Midlands region where you can take part in discussions, share ideas on how to engage MPs, and inspire others to join in.

Don’t forget to check out the supporter resources on their websites to help you with contacting your MP. It includes all you need to invite your MP to set up a meeting inclucing an email template.