Minutes of our 37th Monthly Meeting
Plastic Free Eastbourne
Monthly Meeting 37: Sunday 9th January 7pm by Microsoft Teams.
Ray Jarvis (technical issues)
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. https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/eastbourne-half-pfe?utm_term=NebMBBdwA&fbclid=IwAR3dsctqKk1yADnIrnToPOCjq7ZsuxtPj1hAD1m8gQ7wSaCgMCzqUl8bvA8 ACTION All plus friends
10. Diary of Events
Wed 12th. A.G.M. 10.am.by 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