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Twyford Rethinks Its Plastic

Twyford Rethinks Its Plastic (TRIP) is an environmental group established by Twyford Together volunteers. In Dec 2020, we were awarded ‘Plastic Free Community’ status by Surfers Against Sewage. We’re now working on Phase 2 of our action plan to rethink and reduce single use plastic. Residents, businesses, schools and groups can all get involved. Read on to find out more…

Become a ‘Plastic Free’ Business

If you’d like to become a ‘plastic free’ business, please get in touch. We can undertake an audit and help you to stop using at least three disposable plastics such as plastic straws, plastic wrapping or plastic cups. Goodall Smith Wealth Management, HaaHoos, Lincoln Coffee Roaster, Victoria and Co. and Day Lewis Pharmacy have already achieved this status.

Recycle Your Single Use Plastics

Check out our TRIP Facebook Group to find out what can be dropped off where in the village.

Become a volunteer packer

Twyford Together volunteer packers meet regularly to pack crisps and biscuit wrappers to send to Terracycle. This earns cash for local charities. It’s surprisingly fun and a great way of meeting people. Please get in touch if you’d like to help out.

Join our TRIP Facebook Group

For the latest news, tips and recommendations, join our TRIP Facebook Group.

Refill Your Water Bottles

Fill up your water bottle when you’re on the go at Twyford and District Youth and Community Centre (they have an outdoor water fountain thanks to an initiative with Twyford Together). The Duke of Wellington, Costa Coffee and HaaHoos. All are registered as Refill Stations with refill.org.uk.

Join a Litter Pick

We held our first Twyford Recycles It’s Plastic Litter Pick in October 2019. Check out our TRIP Facebook Group for details of our next event.

Help us Make Our Events More Eco-Friendly

If you have ideas as to how we can make our events more sustainable, please get in touch. At our 2019 5k and Fun Run, we introduced wooden medals, encouraged participants to bring their own water bottles, had reusable cups at the finishing line and a selection of environmentally friendly stalls. And at the 2019 Donkey Derby, residents were invited to try out more sustainable household items at our eco-tombola and find out about eco bricking.