Reduce, Refuse, Reuse, Recycle with RECYCLE being the last resort!

By taking ONE STEP AT A TIME we can make a real impact on our lifestyles.

Being part of something is easier than doing nothing. If we do nothing and are constantly getting messages about how serious climate change is, it can make some of us anxious.

Being part of something reduces the stress. So read our regularly updated posts and articles below to find out more. Also join Plastic Free Bradford on Avon Facebook for the latest ideas and information about plastic waste, so that ‘one step at a time’ you can change your habits and lifestyle to help stop changing the climate. Good luck!

If you feel you would like to help the group in any way please email

Good news:  three water fountains in town!

Bradford on Avon has achieved Plastic Free Status from Surfers Against Sewage, we are pushing forward to help the town and residents even more. 


  • Greenpeace petition asking UK supermarkets to ditch throwaway plastic packaging here.
  • Make your own toothpaste here.


Fix it, don’t bin it

Volunteer repairers from CFB Zero Waste group and Holt group Tools for Self Reliance were kept busy mending a selection of household items

Waste Free February

Tired of seeing so much plastic waste in the bin? Wiltshire Wildlife Trust have a challenge if you want to make changes but don’t know where to start Join the…

November update

The Repair Café on Saturday 2nd November 2019 was a great success. 22 people brought 29 items for repair by experts in sewing, bikes, tool sharpening and general repairs. Repairs included patching an inflatable dinghy!

October update

Not 3 coins in the fountain but BOA’s 3 fountains and bottle refill stations in Sladesbrook, Culver Close and St Margaret’s Car Park are all now working

June update

CFB Waste Group and Plastic Free BOA had a successful stall at the Green Man Festival of Dance with lots of good conversations and people signing up to reduce their use of single use plastics.

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