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Plastic-free Diss campaign gathers pace




Plastic Free Diss campaigners, from left Gary Alexander, Rebecca Everall, Madeline Lees, Suzi Silva and Tim Holt-Wilson. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Plastic Free Diss campaigners, from left Gary Alexander, Rebecca Everall, Madeline Lees, Suzi Silva and Tim Holt-Wilson. Picture: Mark Bullimore

Around 50 people attended the first public meeting of a new campaign group aiming to help Diss become plastic free.

The meeting was held at the United Reformed Church on May 17 and included a screening of the film Trashed, in which Jeremy Irons investigates the global scale and impact of wasteful consumerism and pollution.

The Plastic Free Diss campaign was originally started by traders in Norfolk House Yard and Cobbs Yard in 2018, who pledged to reduce the use of single-use plastics in their day-to-day business.

Diss Community Partnership is now backing the campaign and arranged the public meeting. The initiative has also won the support of South Norfolk Council and Diss Town Team.

“It was very successful with a lively discussion after the film with people sharing tips on how to cut down the use of one-time plastic use,” said Gary Alexander, one of the directors of Diss Community Forum.

To join the campaign, email garyalex@fair-green.net



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