Plastic Free July

    Radio Plymouth have teamed up with Larry Speare Carpets and Beds and Just Acer to support Plastic Free July and want you to help Plymouth keep its ‘Plastic Free’ status! 

    Are you happy to commit to making one small change across July and take the Plastic Free July challenge?
    Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the plastic free solution to plastic pollution - so we have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities. 
    You can be part of Plastic Free July by choosing to refuse single use plastic…
    Together we can make a difference and be a part of the solution.

    🔊 You can also download our special Plastic Free July Podcast featuring Richard Thompson from the University of Plymouth, who's a researcher on plastic pollution. Other guests include Plymouth City Councillor Sue Dann, the cabinet member for the environment, Jackie Young from Environment Plymouth and El Clarke from Clean Our Patch.

    Here are some tips on how you can help:

    • Bring a reusable coffee cup or dine-in at your local café
    • Find plastic-free alternatives, such as paper bags when buying fruit & veg
    • Use reusable shopping bags, or cotton jute bags
    • Avoid using plastic straws, stirrers and ear buds
    • Use a reusable water bottle instead of buying single use plastic ones
    • Avoid plastic trays used for meat, fish and deli items... Take tupperware to the butchers!
    • Swap liquid soap for bar soaps 
    • Buy a bamboo toothbrush instead of a plastic one

    Larry Speare Carpets and Beds - Larry Speare has been serving Plymouth with quality Beds and Carpets for over 50 years for both the domestic and commercial customer. With a large stock of beds or carpets that can be delivered and fitted on the same day. 


    Just Acer – Grade A1 refurbished sales in chrome books, laptops, and desktops. We are an Acer authorised and carry large stocks. We quote and repair your out of warranty products or damaged products. 

    To find out more HERE



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