Plastic Free Cotgrave

Reducing single-use plastics


Community Allies


Community Allies are local churches, groups or organisations in our Plastic Free Community Team


Community Allies take a ‘pledge’ to:

  • Remove at least 3 single-use plastic items from their day-to-day activities.
  • Include something about us in their communications.
  • Help us to raise awareness and to support plastic free activities in Cotgrave.

Because they are working closely in partnership with us, they are able to let their supporters know that they are ‘doing their bit’ for the environment and reducing the massive plastic problems we have – and this is something close to the hearts of many, at present.



Cotgrave Community Garden


The Community Garden has pledged to reduce single-use plastics by:

  • Buying compost in tonne bags and reusing, as well as making their own, to reduce plastic compost bags.
  • Using lollipop sticks for labels.
  • Using natural twine for supporting plants instead of plastic twine.

On Saturday 12th December 2020, Cllr. Susan Mallender, Mayor of Rushcliffe (Green Party) came to Cotgrave to recognise the work of the Community Garden as our first Plastic Free Ally.

See the report here

Cotgrave Patient Participation Group (PPG)


The PPG has pledged to reduce single-use plastics by:

  • Using recyclable cutlery eg steel or plant-based
  • Changing from plastic water cups to glasses/reusable cups
  • Replacing consumables such as tea and coffee from a zero waste shop, thereby eliminating plastic packaging


We are extremely grateful for the support provided on a regular basis by our local free news publications. All three have regularly printed articles bringing our activities to the attention of their readers – this is especially important in helping us to reach the wider community, in a non-digital format:


Cotgrave Connections


Into the Vale


Rushcliffe Local News