Thu 6 Dec 2018: Making Charlbury Plastic Smart
This is a historic event from a previous year.
Ian Bates, a leading expert on alternatives to plastic in packaging, is the speaker at the latest in a series of 'green drink' events organised by Sustainable Charlbury. The event takes place in The Cornbury Suite, behind The Bell Inn, starting at 8pm. 10% of the 260 million tons of plastic produced each year ends up in the sea with devastating consequences for marine life. Ian will talk about practical ways of reducing plastic waste and using plastic more sensibly. But don't worry, it's not all gloom and doom. He is an amusing speaker and many good things are beginning to happen, such as plastic packaging free shopping aisles in supermarkets and the arrival of remarkable new bio-matter alternatives to single use plastic, which can be properly composted or recycled (although these materials also have drawbacks). The talk will be followed by a discussion, including a contribution from a business based here in Charlbury which is leading the way in plastic-free packaging, and Sustainable Charlbury's new Plastic Smart campaign. Everybody is welcome, and it's free!