Amersham Museum is delighted to become a community ally as part of Sustainable Amersham’s bid to become a Plastic Free Community. The museum is one of several groups working with Sustainable Amersham to reduce the amount of single-use plastic in the town. With the group’s support, the museum identified areas where they could reduce single use plastic. This included the way new items were quarantined in the museum – previously in thick plastic bags but now being trialled in reusable boxes and printing exhibition graphics on card with wooden hanging systems instead of foamboard.
Sustainable Amersham is a community group dedicated to creating a more sustainable future for the local area. One of their key projects is to get local businesses, schools, and community organisations on board to stop using avoidable single-use plastics like drinks bottles, coffee cups and lids, drinking cups, plastic bags, and condiment sachets to become a Plastic Free Community (a national campaign run by Surfers Against Sewage) by 2025.