Constantine Cornwall

The Plastic Problem

‘Plastic pollution has become one of the most pressing environmental issue, as rapidly increasing production of disposable plastic products overwhelms the world’s ability to deal with them.’
National Geographic June 2019

Every year, about 8 million tons of plastic waste escapes into the oceans from coastal nations. That’s the equivalent of setting five gar-bage bags full of trash on every foot of coastline around the world.

You could make a difference by collecting your hard colourful plastic waste, and giving it to Cornwall Cast: a new circular economy business in Constantine, making signs, memorials and smaller objects from recycled materials.

While single-use plastic is a massive worldwide problem, I am offering a solution to help my local community, to remove the excessive plastic waste already in the system.I have collection points in Penzance and Falmouth, but especially here in my own village. This enterprise has been developed over the last 3 years, working with many business advisory groups, and has received funding from TEVI, towards a Granulator (this shreds the plastic). I am currently working with Acceleration Through Innovation 2, to explore and research uses for plastic waste, alongside The Skills Hub and Cultivator Currently, I am accepting any hard colourful plastics to my home address; 14 Penwartha Close, Constantine TR11 5GB – there is a big yellow wheelie bin just inside my garden as a receptacle. Bottle tops, old plastic bowls, toys, tubs, anything that is hard, colourful and made of plastic, etc.

Kate Milan