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L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

Plastic Free Jersey

​​​​​​​About Plastic Free Jersey

Plastic Free Jersey in an initiative that brings together individuals, groups, businesses and organisations to reduce the amount of plastic we use. The charity Surfers Against Sewage developed the scheme to tackle the plastic problem specifically in coastal areas.

Jersey is a certified Plastic Free Community. To gain this accreditation​, local schools, businesses, community groups and the Government of Jersey had to meet the required objectives.

Find more information on Plastic Free Jersey.

The States Assembly has passed a resolution to support Plastic Free Jersey. They are committed to plastic free alternatives​ and supporting plastic reduction. They:

  • ​lead by example to remove single-use plastic items from premises
  • encourage plastic free initiatives
  • promote the campaign
  • support Plastic Free Jersey events​​​

What you can do to become plastic free

We created toolkits to help you better understand how you can become plastic free:

Business toolkit

Schools toolkit

Home toolkit

Events toolkit

Community toolkit

You can reduce your single-use plastic consumption wherever you are.

You can:

  • carry a bag with you so you don't need to buy a plastic bag when you're shopping
  • use a reusable cup for tea and coffee on the go (you might even get a discount)
  • use a reusable water bottle​
  • take your own cutlery and tupperware if you are eating out and about
  • say no to straws
  • look at plastic free alternatives for your home
  • buy loose fruit and veg
  • use refillable cleaning products
  • use food containers rather than wrapping left overs in cling film
  • shop in places that offer plastic free alternatives
  • pick up plastic from the beach and country lanes when you are out


To be a Plastic Free Jersey business you will need to remove at least 3 single-use plastic items. Ideally you will remove the waste stream completely.

If that's not possible you'll need to significantly reduced it or replaced with a sustainable alternative.

Find advice and support on Plastic Free Jersey.​

The Refill App

The Refill App​ connects you to places to eat, drink and shop with less waste. The app shows places:

  • that offer free water refills
  • that offer discounts and rewards for bringing your own cup
  • that you can take your own lunchboxes to get your food to go
  • with public water fountains
  • where you can shop plastic free

Jersey is a recognised destination on the Refill App. Download the app to reduce your plastic waste.

Add your organisation to the map. Encourage Islanders to reuse, refill and reduce single-use plastic.

Plastic free beaches

Try to pick up at least 3 items of rubbish whenever you go to the beach. Keep track of what you find on the beach plastic bingo card.

Beach plastic bingo card

Find information on organising a beach cleaning event.

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