Progress on Plastic Free Lewes- joint event on 9th March

Our joint work on reducing plastic use is making headlines all around the district at the moment and we are delighted to announce the next 'Plastic Free Lewes' event on 9th March at Lewes Town Hall- 'What really happens to our rubbish?'

One key issue to reduce plastic waste is to improve recycling. Lewes District Council has historically low recycling rates, so over many years local Liberal Democrat Councillors have been calling for an improved service to raise the overall rates of domestic recycling by simplifying the process and including more types of plastic.

Join us for a panel debate and q&a to explore the issue of recycling with key speakers including:

  • Scot Reid, Head of Customer & Neighbourhood Services at Lewes District Council
  • Simon Prior, Head of Local Authority Development at Viridor (the waste company taking forward the new contract)
  • Vic Ient, Lib Dem District Councillor and Environment Spokesperson

Time and place: 19:30-21:00, Friday 9th March at the Corn Exchange in Lewes Town Hall

Numbers are limited so book your free place here

We are also glad to share that the public calls to reduce plastic in local shops and to improve our local council's approach are being matched with real local action by residents, so we're also backing Plastic Free Seaford & Newhaven and their regular beach cleans!


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