Back in February Rebecca founder of Plastic Free July got in touch wanting to meet up. I was honoured and jumped at the chance! She was visiting the UK as part of a world-wide tour she´d been awarded by the Winston Churchill Fellowship.
Thankfully Rebecca is a keen cyclist, the best way to see Bristol by far! So we spent the day together and I showed some of the best of Bristol. Including Refilling as part of Refill Bristol.
We also did a #2minutebeachclean down on the River Avon. We exchanged stories, ate some of Bristol´s amazing food, drunk tea and had a lovely day!
Rebecca is such an inspiration having started Plastic Free July in 2011 last year 35,000 people across the globe took part. Amazing. I´m sure after her tour and all the people she has met along the way 2016 will be even better!
If you´re hearing headlines such as; there will be more plastic in the oceans than fish in just 30 years time... Learning we can´t “recycle” our way out of plastic pollution. Don´t get down! Get involved in Plastic Free July!
Thank you Holy Spokes! For the loan and delivery of a bike for Rebecca.
Within 5 minutes of leaving the station, Rebecca was blown away by Incredible Edible in Castle Park
It was sunny, Rebecca carries her plastic free sun lotion. I’ll be ordering some of this
Lucky it was Wednesday, so the Farmers Market was on. It wasn’t lunch time, but Rebecca couldn’t resist!
I love the concept of the Bristol Pound & it’s “normal” for me to use it. So naturally we used it for everything we bought that day — with The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust – AU, Plastic Free July, Bristol Pound and St Nicholas Market in Bristol, United Kingdom.
Happy to fill Rebecca’s metal tin. It was as tasty as it looks!
Rebecca spots her first Refill Station!! At No 1 Harbourside
Refilling, it was gunna be a thirsty day!
Leaving No 1 Harbourside I couldn’t help but notice the plastic floating in the harbour….
Polystyrene balls floating in a single use Polystyrene take away box.
I had to show Rebecca Millennium Square’s water fountain, in it’s second year. It’s now had a proper spruce up and looks great! Check it out when you’re out & about, & thirsty!
Rebecca very excited to spot a tall ship
After our 2 Minute Beach clean Rebecca notes where some of the single use plastics originate
Salt cafe, another Refill Station. #refillbristol
A Bristol tour wouldn’t be a Bristol tour with out Stokes Croft.
Just round the corner, and we came across this. We were both as excited as we look!
Biblos on Stokes Croft, another Refill Station!
We said good buy back at the station and pose to say thank you to Beth for bringing us together! Rebecca & I both feature in Beth Terry’s must have new revised book with a forward by Jack Johnson. “Plastic Free. How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can too.” It’s available here, full of tips inspiring and funny stories!