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WASUP is a group of residents who want to reduce the amount of plastic used and then discarded. We would like to make our village plastic free in order to help our environment, save wildlife and reduce waste.
Wingham Scouts and their leaders were the catalyst for WASUP when they came to the 2018 Parish Assembly to talk about how to make Wingham ‘plastic clever’ and they suggested residents could make a pledge to reduce the amount of single-use plastic in the village. They had found that some Wingham businesses were already looking at ways they could cut down which was really encouraging. Following that presentation, the Parish Council met with Dover District Council (DDC), the primary school made plastic their focus that term, DDC visited the school to talk about recycling and a small group of residents come together and had their first meeting of WASUP on 21 March 2019. The Group was then formally launched at the April 2019 Parish Assembly.
The main aim of the group is to raise awareness and find ways that help all of us do something to reduce our reliance on single-use plastic and to make our environment a nicer place to live.