How Penzance became Plastic-free.
While Padstow and Falmouth attract the hoards, Penzance is the UK’s first plastic free town and it’s commitment should appeal to the conscious traveller.
It’s a windy weekend in April. As I queue up for a warming cuppa in my Keepcup at XX on Long Rock beach, the wind cracks a Surfers Against Sewage sign like a gunshot and windcheater wrapped people make their way back and forward across the sand, picking up a tiny percentage of the 5,000 bits of plastic found for every mile around the Brtiish coastline.
With typically British persistence one bearded gentleman tries to cook hotdogs on a barbeque despite the gusts and grey skies.