What we do
Plastic Free North Devon (PFND), is a grassroots community organisation that aims to inspire North Devon residents, tourists and businesses to drastically reduce their consumption of single-use plastic, remove it from the environment and dispose of it properly. We aim to connect people with their natural surroundings through conversations, education and events to ensure residents and visitors alike want to protect what our very existence depends on. We want to see radical transformation towards a healthier and more informed relationship with the environment.
Since the creation of PFND in August 2017 we have seen unprecedented passion and momentum build throughout our communities towards this issue. We have been responding and stoke this wave of change wherever possible. With financial support from Pickwell Foundation, the Big Lottery Fund, Fullabrook CIC, North Devon coast AONB and regular donations from Coast & Moor Coffee, Boston tea party and Qualitopia we have been able to develop a beach ambassador project, a tourism awareness project, constructed a water bar to use at events, played a major role in the creation of the Plastic Free North Devon Consortium, visited schools, build and support SAS plastic free communities across our region and organise beach and street cleans.
You can read about all these in more detail below and please remember North Devon and the rest of the world have a plastics problem and we need to act now - Everyone has a part to play and is invited to join the movement, no form of contribution or engagement is too small. If you are a Business, individual or school wanting to reduce your ‘plastic footprint’ or donate some time and or resource please email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.