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Minutes of our 37th Monthly Meeting
Plastic Free Eastbourne

Monthly Meeting 37: Sunday 9th January 7pm by Microsoft Teams.



Oliver Sterno

Joe Rose

Ray Jarvis (technical issues)

Jane Paterson

Tina Robinson

Robin Sykes

Sue Sykes

Sue Dixon


Evelyn Rudden, Nelson Kay, Sue Burton, Jane Wilde, David Stopp

1.Minutes of the last meeting matters arising

1 Observations made about plastic free Christmas and reducing packaging

2 Christmas Dinner postponed. As deposits had been paid it was agreed that a Spring Water Festival would be good idea as this year`s replacement. Crown and Anchor to be contacted to arrange date.

ACTION Oliver Sterno

3. Blue Flag and Seaside Awards.

Since the meeting Robin Sykes emailed Councillor Jon Dow to enquire if there was any progress to report. ACTION Robin Sykes


2. Speaker of the month

Joe Rose. Purevo.

Joe spoke about environmentally friendly cleaning products, refills, support for repackaging schemes, plastic waste, bins.

Liaise with Joe about his network links ACTION Oliver Sterno


3. Spring Water Festival

Steering group in place

Ideas for events requested

Suggestions for prizes for literary competition entitled “The Sea” ACTION All

Event added “Refill Quest” Jill Shacklock University of Brighton


4. Challenge of the month

“Encourage a friend or colleague to join our campaign”

Find a niche to run something

Find a new member to join the group.

Email your friends

Put out on What`s App Groups

Contact Schools/Parents Associations

Find another Plastic Free Champion

Adopt a beach. More than one group/person can ~and do!~ adopt a beach


Next month's February Monthly Challenge:

“Clear-out! Get rid of cleaning product plastic bottles.”

Recycle your P.P.E. and Lateral Flow Tests.

Unit to deposit waste at warehouse in Firle Road. Purevo/Reworks. Contact Joe Rose

Also one at Morrisons/via Reworks

Raise awareness in Eastbourne about these disposal places. What`s App Groups/emails etc.


Lobby/contact Pharmacies to provide bins for disposal ACTION Joe Rose


5. Lobbying campaign “Biomass Plastics”

Rewording of proposed petition for submission to Parliament needed. ACTION Oliver Sterno


6. Eastbourne Carbon Neutrality by 2030.

To be S.M.A.R.T. process needs to be ~ Specific. Measurable. Achievable. Realistic. Time related

E.G we need to document: number of refill stations, Plastic Free Champions, Members of P.F.E. (incl.organisations)

Encompass all sections of the community ACTION Oliver Sterno/Joe Rose


7. Refills Progress

PFE (Oliver Sterno) to be advised when the refill station from “Our Only World” (Cornish Refill Stations) becomes available. ETA February ACTION Tina Robinson

Aviva Community Crowd funder; £4060 final total, incl. £1500 from ESCC “Building Stronger Communities”

Refill station in the Welcome Centre to be benefactor funded.


8. Adopt a Beach

New project manager: Ray Jarvis. Welcome!


9. Other Causes

Christina Kearley is running the Eastbourne Half Marathon, raising funds for a refill station, please support her. Go to Just Giving. ACTION All plus friends

10. Diary of Events

Wed 12th. A.G.M. Microsoft Teams

Sun 30th Jan. Mucky Mermaids beach clean Fort Fun 10a.m.

11 Date of next Meeting

Sunday 6th Feb 7pm Online:

You're invited to join a Microsoft Teams meetingTitle: Monthly Meeting 6 2 22Time: Sunday, February 6, 2022, 7PM Click here to join the meeting


Our Guest Speaker of the Month will be Peter Goult. He is a plastics researcher. His topic will be: "Pathways to a circular, net zero plastics system in Europe".


11. Any Other Business



Minutes completed by Robin Sykes

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