South Shropshire MP Philip Dunne congratulated Bishops Castle campaigners, residents and businesses for winning recognition as a Plastic Free Community.
The award is run by Surfers Against Sewage, who also promote the Plastic Free Parliament, which Mr Dunne supports. While not eliminating plastic entirely, the award reflects the community meeting five key criteria for reducing the amount of single use plastic as much as possible.
The community, including Town Council, local traders, events organisers all had to play a part to secure the award, as well the creation of a new steering group to help reduce the impact of single use plastics.
Mr Dunne said: “This is a really positive example of how community action and small changes can make a big difference to our environment. I have met environmental campaigners in Bishops Castle regularly, including Dave Luckhurst who has done much to spearhead this campaign.
This award is only possible due to a cohesive team effort from many across Bishops Castle. So I congratulate all those who have helped to make it a reality.
As a supporter of Plastic Free Parliament, also run by Surfers Against Sewage, I am very pleased Bishops Castle has become one of the first Plastic Free Communities, and encourage other towns in South Shropshire to look to follow this sterling example.”
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