Plastic Free Cotgrave

Reducing single-use plastics


Cotgrave Country Park Open Day

Sunday 22nd August 2021


We were delighted to be invited to take part in this brilliant event, run by the Friends of Cotgrave Country Park. It was great to see so many of you there.


This was our first opportunity to meet members of the public at a large, face-to-face event. Although many were from Cotgrave, others had travelled some considerable distance.


Without exception, everyone that we spoke to was concerned – just as we are – about the proliferation of single-use plastics. We were able to share ideas about ways of reducing plastics in the home and in our lives more generally.


There was consensus that this is a considerable challenge, but that there are ways and means of doing this, highlighted in other parts of this website.


Open Day

One of the highlights of the day was a ‘Guess the Weight of the Plastic’ (free) competition.


The prize was a box of fabulous veg from our Allies at Cotgrave Community Garden.


We introduced a colouring activity for children and hope to see some photos of the finished products appearing our facebook page soon!

Open Day