Plastic Free Bonfire: Project On-going
Concern: There seems to be a lot of plastic around Bonfire, see the case made by Ophelia below.
Response: On 4th November, with the support of Lewes Town Council and local pubs, a pilot scheme for a plastic-free bonfire was held, which involved all pubs serving their customers in reusable cups. Read more here.
Support: So far the project has been supported by Lewes Town Council and Lewes Pubs.
“Plastic Free Bonfire Night is our idea that aims to reduce the use of plastic cups during Lewes’ famed bonfire celebrations. We are asking our local Lewes pubs and the bonfire societies to switch to more sustainable alternatives such as reusable cups or compostable cups made from natural materials, possibly an idea for taking your own cup to be filled at a pub or bar. We’d also like to urge the Council to stop the licence of the glow-in-the-dark wands that are for sale on the night, as they are quickly disposed of and environmentally damaging. By doing so, we can reduce the amount of plastic waste generated during the event and promote an eco-friendlier way of celebrating. It’s a small change, but a big impact”. – Ophelia, Lewes Old Grammar