Penzance Environmental First

The Guardian, 5 December 2017

A Cornish town has become the first community in the UK to be awarded "plastic-free" status after dozens of residents and business people backed a grassroots scheme aimed at helping clean up oceans and beaches.

As part of a campaign being run by the marine conservation charity Surfers Against Sewage (SAS), Penzance has been given "plastic-free coastlines approved" status.

Shops, cafes and visitor attractions have reduced single-use plastics and children and adults have taken part in beach cleans.  The town's status was confirmed after the town council voted to support the initiative.

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