Dawlish Against Plastic
Welcome to the Dawlish Against Plastic (DAP) website
Avoid single use plastics and use these alternatives
Re-use plastic items wherever possible. Dispose of all plastics responsibly & recycle where possible. Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
The town litter picks are back! Last Saturday of the month. Email PickyDawlish@gmail.com for more info.
We are hoping to resume regular, socially distanced beach cleans in 2021.
Recent articles by Vanessa Ryley are now available to view on our Press/media page
Read Vanessa Ryley's article for the Dawlish Gazette : Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
The results of our Children’s Writing competition are in, read the full press release here
Vanessa Ryley has written another article for the Dawlish Gazette : Covid-19 does not know the difference between reusable and single use, but the environment does
Sustainability post-lockdown: Vanessa Ryley has produced and distributed a guide for businesses and hairdressers, Covid-19 does not know the difference between reusable and single use, but the environment does. The guides can be viewed here.
Read our latest article in the Dawlish Gazette written by Vanessa Ryley : Beyond Coronavirus, hope for a more sustainable way forward
As our Beach Cleans have been cancelled you could take part in Surfers Against Sewage #ReturnToOffender campaign by photographing branded plastic pollution on isolation walks & sharing on social media. Tag brands & urge them to reduce plastic use. Visit Surfers Against Sewage for more info. Use #ReturnToOffender #SurfersAgainstSewage please also use #dawlishagainstplastic so that we can monitor items found in Dawlish,
Go Green Fest - update here
As part of Dawlish's first Go Green Festival being held on July 26th, we are inviting children from Key Stage 2 and 3 to enter story writing competition entitled ‘Caring For Our Planet’ - see more here
August 2019 - we participated in the Dawlish Carnival. Our float won 1st Prize!
On the 19th May 2019, we announced our achievement of Plastic Free Community Status for Dawlish from Surfers Against Sewage - see more here
DAP organised an Art competition with Yr 9 pupils from Dawlish Community College on the theme of plastic pollution. See here for some of the entries and winners.