South Hams Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Devon Community Recycling Network (DCRN) and The Bioregional Learning Centre (BLC) have been working with Anna Turns on the issue of single-use plastics. They are forming a loosely-structured South Devon Plastic Pollution Network with support from a wide range of non-profit organisations.

Local plastics-focused volunteer groups are gathering momentum, spurred on by long-overdue governmental recognition of the problem. The Network are printing their first leaflet with funding from local councillors, which looks at the issue from a bioregional point of view, sharing the efforts of citizens across South Devon who are taking action based on the 5Rs: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot.

Anna and her daughter Ella recently paddle-boarded 22 miles over two days, picking up plastic around the Salcombe-Kingsbridge estuary, scouring the foreshores of every creek and cove – READ MORE ON THE GUARDIAN

“In a weekend scouring the Salcombe estuary, we found everything from bottles to a toy dolphin. The pollution in our waters is ubiquitous – and devastating.” – Anna Turns, Salcombe-based writer.



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The Commons

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