Plastic Free Cotgrave

Reducing single-use plastics



What's New?

Community Champions

You’ve found us! Do you want to do something about the rising mountains of single-use plastic in the environment? We see it in Cotgrave, in the fields and in the canal, it makes its way down to the River Trent and eventually into the Humber Estuary. There, it joins with tonnes of plastic rubbish: bottles, food wrappers, crisp packets, cotton buds, nappies, wet wipes, face masks, protective gloves, plastics from the fishing industry... and much more besides.


Spend a few minutes exploring our website and find out what you can do to help.


In reality, we can’t make Cotgrave entirely plastic free. The device this was written on and the one you are reading it on are plastic. More realistically, what we do want to achieve is to REDUCE SINGLE-USE PLASTICS IN COTGRAVE


What are we doing??

With the support of Plastic Free Communities and Surfers Against Sewage, we have joined around 700 other communities in achieving plastic free status. We are doing this by:

  • Working with the support of Cotgrave Town Council,

  • Identifying small businesses and organisations who are Community Allies,

  • Taking part in and organising events for members of the community,

  • Using our Steering Group to reach out to the community (for now, these events will be online).