#PlasticDetox is an initiative which aims to reduce the amount of plastic used here at UWE. During 2015/16, The Green Team passed a policy to ban plastic cups from the bar and ban plastic bags from the shop. Matthew (the project leader) worked with City to Sea and Frank Water on a project to raise awareness of the detrimental impact of plastic and create artwork taking student pledges. Three separate artworks were created at each campus site by their students (Bower Ashton, Frenchay and Glenside Campus.) Students were asked to sign the #PlasticDetox pact and were given a free reusable water bottle.
During Freshers' 2016 we teamed with Frank Water to print some reusable water bottles. These were printed with facts about the ways plastic is harming the environment, and the benefits of reusing a water bottle. They were given out during the Freshers' Fair 2016 to each student who signed up to our mailing list.
Now we are contuniuing our #PlasticDetox Legacy with our campaign in April 2018.
It only take 30 seconds!
An easy way to get involved with this project is to cut down on the amount of plastic that you use, invest in a reusable water bottle, and post on social media with the hashtag #PlasticDetox. Talk to your friends about the impact that plastic has on the world. You can also get involved with one of our #PlasticDetox themed events!
Plastic Detox 2018 - Summarised Schedule
11 April - Trendlewood Litter Detox
13:15 - 15:15 / Trendlewood, Bristol
Join UWE Bristol Sustainability team and The Green Team in supporting local people and protecting wildlife.
We are running a spring clean litter pick and each piece of litter we remove will help wildlife and create a better place for the people who live there!
#plasticdetox #GBSpringClean #bristolclean
Find out more, click here.
16th April - Debate: Should we ban single-use plastic?
17.30 - 19.30, Meeting Room 1, The Students’ Union at Frenchay
Each year 400 million tonnes of plastic is produced and 40% of it is single-use, meaning it is only used once before being thrown away. This has extremely harmful effects on animals and marine creatures as well as the wider environment. What do you think? Should we ban single-use plastic? Join us for a stimulating debate on this topical issue and have your say!
17 April - Upcycling Crafternoon
12.30 - 15:00, Engagement Space,The Students' Union at Frenchay
Join us for an afternoon of craft! We will be using a variety of materials but the focus will be on re-using plastics that would have otherwise ended up in landfill. Come by for as little or long as you want and get creative.
18 April - Stoke Park Litter Detox
13:15 - 15:15, Stoke Park, Bristol
19 April - Switch the Straw + City to Sea Stall
11:00 -14:00, Outside Onezone, Frenchay
The Green Team have collaborated with non-profit organisation City to Sea to promote the ban on single-use plastics. They will be outside OneZone giving dvice on how to go plastic free, and answer your questions on the harmful impact this is having on the environment.
21 April - Lock In: Plastic Detox Takeover
22:00 – Late, The Students' Union Bar at Frenchay
22 April / Let’s Get Quizzical: Plastic Detox Takeover
19:00 - 21:00, The Students' Union Bar at Frenchay
We are releasing our full Plastic Detox event schedule (with sign up details) for April 2018 on 10 April 2018. Check back here for more details!