HIGH Legh has taken the first steps towards going 'plastic free', after launching a campaign at the weekend.

'Plastic Free High Legh' launched at Abbey Leys Farmers' Market on Sunday, March 1, exhibiting alternatives to single-use plastic.

It is the start of a journey to gain Surfers Against Sewage national accreditation – a scheme which has grown from a grassroots movement into one of the UK’s most active and successful environmental charities.

Knutsford Guardian:

Five objectives will need to be achieved including local governance, businesses, and plastic-free allies such as schools, community groups and sports clubs.

Nigel Hennerley said: "We hope to involve the whole community over the next twelve months and make our contribution in improving our environment.

Knutsford Guardian:

"The launch on Sunday was a great start at Abbey Leys Farmers' Market, and assisted with the help of local dairy Sheldon's in Knutsford who kindly donated a full crate of bottled milk as free samples, which helps to ditch the plastic and recycle glass bottles."

For further information, find Plastic Free High Legh on Facebook or email nigelharbingers@live.co.uk