Welcome to Plastic Free Penzance!

Plastic Free Penzance was set up as part of ‘Plastic Free Communities’, a Surfers Against Sewage initiative.

Plastic pollution has sadly become synonymous with any coastal activity; from surfing to walking, beach holidays to wildlife watching – it is now an expected part of our experience. This is why plastic pollution and specifically tackling society’s throwaway, excessive or unnecessary plastic culture, has become a top priority for Surfers Against Sewage

Plastic pollution is an issue which affects all parts of society and is something that we can all take action on, at every level. Indeed, it will only be through concrete, collective, positive action that we can make the changes in culture, policy and law needed to stop to plastic flood from overwhelming our world.

Plastic Free Penzance aims to minimise our town’s contribution to the plastic crisis. We are proud to be the first community in the UK to be awarded SAS Plastic Free Communities Status. But the work does not stop there.


“For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century he is beginning to realize that, in order to survive, he must protect it.”

Jacques Yves Cousteau