The Adur Plastic Pledge #TAPP

We would love you to join us in reducing our plastic waste by pledging to change ONE thing in your life. This could be:

  • to get milk delivered in bottles, instead of buying your milk in plastic bottles;
  • to buy a reusable cup, instead of taking a throw-away plastic one each time;
  • to buy loose vegetables instead of plastic-wrapped ones;
  • to refuse any polystyrene-wrapped goods.

These are just ideas, and we urge you to be imaginative!

it would also be great if you could estimate how much plastic your pledge might save (e.g. 3 bottles a week, 1 box a fortnight, etc).

Please complete this form to make your pledge. When we receive it, we will send you a certificate that you can print out. We would LOVE you to share a picture of you holding your certificate on social media using the hashtag #TAPP, or send it to us at Smile, because we might use your picture in our campaign!

The campaign is running from 5th April, and will lead us into International Earth Day on 22nd April, when we'll announce the total amount of plastic saved.

36 pledges

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  • Patrick Ginnelly
    endorsed 2018-04-23 14:48:41 +0100
    Instead of buying small bottles I instead buy a bulk container and refill bottles. This includes soap dispensers, vinegar bottles, cleaning materials and garden chemicals. Savings of about 3 to 5 different containers per week. 150 to 250 containers per year.
  • Henny Oudes
    endorsed 2018-04-22 17:04:49 +0100
    To use sandwich boxes and box storage instead of single use sandwich bags and cling film. Will save a couple of single use bags and two lots of clingfilm a week.
  • Bumble Bee
    endorsed 2018-04-22 10:09:17 +0100
    I pledge to try to make my own cosmetics- lipsalve, shampoo, shaving cream, toothpaste, body moisturiser, body scrub and deodarant. I have bought all the ingredients and looks easy from instructions online! Wish me luck!

    estimate saving 5 items of non-recylable plastic every month

    well done everyone!!
  • Pagane Gacheva
    endorsed 2018-04-19 15:35:35 +0100
    I’ll stop getting plastic bags and only use reusable ones
  • Beth Coffey
    endorsed 2018-04-19 15:34:36 +0100
    2 bottles a week
  • Gerry Thompson
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-04-19 11:02:32 +0100
    I've just taken The Adur Plastic Pledge #TAPP. I've pledged to make one permanent change in my life to reduce my use of plastics. Join me & @AdurGreenParty in doing the same. More information at:
  • Gerry Thompson
    Positive Comedy endorsed 2018-04-19 11:01:04 +0100
  • Anne Younger
    endorsed 2018-04-19 09:13:27 +0100
    I will stop buying ready made salads in plastic cartons and make my own. I typically bought 10 a month.
  • Naomi Crisp
    endorsed 2018-04-19 01:34:27 +0100
    To only buy loose fruit and veg and yo buy a reusable water bottle
  • Margaret Rumble
    endorsed 2018-04-18 22:45:15 +0100
    Food in cans & glass jars instead of plastic containers.
  • Bev Daniels
    endorsed 2018-04-18 22:13:52 +0100
    To stop buying milk in plastic. Back to milk bottles and giving the milkman a job. Win win. Buying foods without platic packaging wherever possible
  • Will Bridger
    endorsed 2018-04-18 21:59:28 +0100
    Reusable cup
  • Lauren Martin-Grieveson
    endorsed 2018-04-18 21:56:23 +0100
    To not use plastic water bottles
  • Vanessa Martin
    endorsed 2018-04-18 19:53:56 +0100
    I have started using loose tea rather than tea bags
  • Hamish McKenzie
    endorsed 2018-04-18 17:37:58 +0100
    Milk delivered in returnable bottles. Making concrete using polystyrene packaging as aggregate.
  • Jane Nye
    endorsed 2018-04-18 17:01:49 +0100
    To always carry a reusable water bottle and coffee cup with me. (And to try and remember to use it!) To try to only buy loose veg (unless very reduced). I do not use straws but please be aware that for some people with disabilities straws are a help in enabling them to drink fluids.
  • V Grove
    endorsed via 2018-04-18 15:58:29 +0100
    Use glass bottles instead of plastic
  • Sarah
    endorsed 2018-04-18 15:51:48 +0100
    Buying loose fruit and veg looking for alternativses for milk and using reuseable bottles for water. Using cloth bags for shopping.
  • Holly Sugden
    endorsed 2018-04-18 15:03:00 +0100
    I’ve bought a reusable water bottle and only use bags for life now.

    I am now only buying loose fruit and vegetables, even from the supermarket I will just put them in the trolley loose and will continue to recycle my old plastic bags and wrappers at the supermarkets.
  • Tracy Harrison
    endorsed 2018-04-17 08:03:39 +0100
    Cycle to work every day, recycle (properly) all items I can, buy clothes from charity shops rather than new, clean Southwick Beach whenever I walk there,
  • Laura Brook
    endorsed 2018-04-17 06:46:02 +0100
    To only use a resuable coffee cup. No straws for my kids. To use a resuable water bottle.
  • Jo Snow
    endorsed 2018-04-14 16:48:23 +0100
    No straws. No plastic on fruit and vegetables. No plastic bags
  • Samantha Downer
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-04-14 13:44:22 +0100
    I've just taken The Adur Plastic Pledge #TAPP. I've pledged to make one permanent change in my life to reduce my use of plastics. Join me & @AdurGreenParty in doing the same. More information at:
  • Isobel Downer
    endorsed 2018-04-14 13:43:57 +0100
    My family and I are only going to buy loose fruit and vegetables from now on. We think it will save approx 10 bags a week.
  • peter taswell
    endorsed 2018-04-14 13:15:06 +0100
    to always use a reusable cup or mug, not to use take away cups
  • Black Cat
    endorsed 2018-04-13 23:23:14 +0100
    I PLEDGE to give up food from plastic pouches. I will catch it myself or insist on a recyclable tin. I will save 4 pouches worth of plastic a week.

    And, yes, I am a cat, not a human
  • Jane Mott
    endorsed 2018-04-11 22:31:06 +0100
    To stop using swing bin liners for non-recyclable wet kitchen waste and have a smaller bin with a piece of newspaper in the bottom, saving 8 large swing bin liners a month. Only about 100 grams but a huge area of plastic.
  • Dr Leslie Williams
    endorsed 2018-04-10 21:14:14 +0100
    To use recycled glass containers for all my freezing, phasing out my use of tupperware containers. This should reduce disposing of all those plastic containers with lost lids….
  • Julie Nevin
    endorsed 2018-04-10 10:46:16 +0100
    carry my own shopping bag, produce bags and drink bottle everywhere.
  • Joanne Parsons
    endorsed 2018-04-07 09:23:03 +0100
    Not sure how much it will save but we get our fruit and veg from a greengrocer most of the time and if we do buy in Tesco I take my own brown paper bags with me to put items in – only this week I was up there and have a bag to another shopper who did not want to use the plastic ones