ENVIRONMENTAL campaign group Plastic Free Warrington has announced eco-friendly Mere & Meadow as the latest local business to qualify for the nationally-recognised “Plastic Free Champion” award from environmental charity Surfers Against Sewage!
Like Plastic Free Warrington, Mere & Meadow was founded with a mission to help free Warrington from avoidable single-use plastic. An independent small business offering eco-swap deliveries in Cheshire, Mere & Meadow was launched by Australian marine archaeologist Dr Maddy Fowler in April, in the midst of the coronavirus lockdown.
After moving to Warrington last year, Maddy found that, “While there is a growing trend of eco, bulk and refill stores opening across the UK, starting the journey to a zero-waste lifestyle is still not accessible for many people living in more suburban and rural areas.” Mere & Meadow stocks plastic free and zero waste bathroom, kitchen and laundry alternatives, including refillable cleaning products. Environmentally-conscious homewares and gifts are also available, with deliveries made to bigger towns like Warrington, Runcorn, Frodsham and Northwich, but also to the many smaller suburbs and villages in between.
Both Plastic Free Warrington and Mere & Meadow are also dedicated to removing litter from the community, a problem that has been exacerbated by the easing of lockdown and the surge in use of disposable masks and gloves. Plastic Free Warrington aims to resume its frequent community litter picks across the town as soon as conditions allow, while Mere & Meadow plans to target plastic pollution in Cheshire’s inland rivers, canals and waterways.
If you would like to find out how your business or community organisation can get involved in the Plastic Free Warrington campaign and help the whole town receive the coveted Plastic Free
Community award, please get in touch – you can find contact details on their website.
Maddy concluded: “Plastic pollution is something we can all take action on, at every level. Whether it’s swapping to plastic free alternatives for our most frequently used household items or
participating in a local litter pick, we have to believe that individual actions will make a difference if we are going to survive the plastic pandemic”.