ARE you concerned about the impact of plastic on the environment? If so, you might want to join a town's efforts to go green.

After receiving a positive response from Lyme Regis Town Council, campaign group Turn Lyme Green is taking the next step towards turning the town plastic free.

The group is hosting a meeting on Tuesday and hopes to bring together businesses and local organisations for an open discussion exploring the practicalities and business benefits of going green. Business owners who have already put plans in place will talk about their experiences.

Chris Boothroyd of Turn Lyme Green said: “This is an opportunity to share experiences, ask questions and swap ideas to work together to improve and protect our environment to benefit our residents, business and visitors - so important in our seaside community with the high season fast approaching.”

Turn Lyme Green campaigners say they want to congratulate the local businesses who feel strongly about protecting the environment and are responding to customers who are also looking for environmentally-friendly solutions to use of plastics and improved recycling. Local businesses are joining schemes to stop using single-use plastics and some have already achieved awards for eco business and tourism. So far, 18 local business support ReFill scheme – which provides free top ups for refillable water bottles.

They're hoping to work with the town council and gain its support to become plastic-free, working together to publicise the ways the community can all contribute at home, at work and on the seafront.

All are invited to attend the meeting on Tuesday, March 13, at the Driftwood Café at the Baptist Church at 7.15pm.

According to Turn Lyme Green, the changes you can make at home today include refuse, refill, reuse and recyle.

Anyone interested in getting involved in the project is encouraged to get in touch with TLG.

For more information, contact Jo Smith Oliver at or online at