The leafy suburb of Roundhay in North Leeds hosts farmer’s markets, park runs, community festivals, film festivals, funfairs and food, beer and music festivals throughout the year. There are hundreds of thousands of people visiting the area every year! Along with the 70,000 residents of the local area, these visitors bring their waste to their area. Plastic bottles and waste are left littered across the park and roads after events and summer weekends. Something needs to change to reduce this waste and educate visitors and residents.
Refill Roundhay is working alongside of Plastic Free Roundhay (an initiative of REAP) to get local shops and businesses to reduce the amount of plastic in the area. Roundhay Environmental Action Project (REAP) are working with Oakwood Trader’s and Residents Association (OTRA) to change Roundhay to become a greener environment. We are also working with the Women’s Institute, Friends of Gledhow Valley Woods, Friends of Roundhay Park, Friends of Gipton Woods and Friends of Allerton Grange Fields to eliminate plastic waste.
We will work with businesses and shops to host their Refill Roundhay point and promote the businesses that participate with a Refill Station.
If you are interested in signing up or volunteering with Refill Roundhay, please contact: [email protected].
You can find out further information on the Plastic free Roundhay, have a look at the REAP webpage: www.reap-leeds.org.uk.