Plastic Free Cotgrave

Reducing single-use plastics


Keeping safe


Borrow or buy a litter-picker and some gloves.

Plastic is invaluable in medical settings. If you are still wearning a mask, for day-to-day use, try to use a re-usable face covering. Wash it frequently.


If you are out and about and picking up litter, always put your own safety first, using a litter picker and keeping your hands scrupulously clean.


Used masks and gloves are the new scourge of our times. Remember, these may be contaminated, so make sure you are protected, if picking them up.

Although now out of date, it is worth taking a look at this article 'How to be eco-friendly in a pandemic' (article)


Discarded mask
Masks which are not degradable, continue to litter our environment.
New masks
Re-usable, washable face coverings are much more sustainable - and avoid the use of plastic.