Transition Town Letchworth launch plastic-free project in town centre

Giovanni Iaquinto from St Christophers School, Transition Town Letchworth trustee Diane Ketcher and

Giovanni Iaquinto from St Christophers School, Transition Town Letchworth trustee Diane Ketcher and volunteer Chrissy Batty hand out reusable bags at the Plastic Free Letchworth stand in Leys Square, Letchworth. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

A Letchworth environmentalist group publicly launched its project ‘Plastic Free Letchworth’ on Saturday in the town centre.

The Plastic Free Letchworth stand in Leys Square, Letchworth. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Plastic Free Letchworth stand in Leys Square, Letchworth. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

Transition Town Letchworth were informing shoppers of the challenges faced by the town to achieve the Surfers Against Sewage plastic free Letchworth award.

Letchworth-based stores Bamboo Turtle and Fairhaven provided plastic free sample goods to be displayed at the event and the team shares ideas with shoppers on how to reduce their use of plastics.

Seventy-four shoppers took a pledge to reduce or remove particular plastics from their daily lives and where given an ‘I support a plastic free Letchworth’ bag which were supplied by the Letchworth BID.

Project leader Diane Ketcher said: “The stall was busy all morning with people who are already making changes to reduce their use of plastics and others who were keen to make changes. It’s heartening to know that so many people want to see a reduction in the use of plastics.”

During the morning North East Herts MP Sir Oliver Heald came to visit the stall and made his pledge.

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