Plastic Free Retford is run by a group of volunteers. Find out more about us here and find out how to get involved yourself
The Plastic Free Retford committee meets four times a year to forward our vision for reduced plastic waste. We work to provide events, information sharing and rewards to make reduction of plastic waste easy for Retfordians.
Steering Group Members
Working in architecture, Tracy enjoys the challenge of transforming buildings into light, functional and stylish homes. She has a particular dislike for littering and waste of any sortand is passionate about keeping Retford beautiful and tidy.
Andrew works on the environment and sustainability through building low carbon energy projects around the world. Born and bred in Bassetlaw, he’d love to make it easier to look after our beautiful district.
Emma Routen Medical Herbalist BSC Hons owner of Yew Tree Herbal Clinic and co-owner of Vert Zerowaste Retford.
When she started studying at Lincoln university 5 years ago it made her very aware of environmental impact on people’s health and well-being. This awareness led to the start of her clinic two years ago to offer the local community plant based healing. At her patients request she also started sourcing plastic free and environmentally friendly products – this then grew into her latest business venture Vert Zerowaste which she co-owns with Lou-Anne Austin.
Emma loves plants and nature and dislikes fly tippers, people who drop litter and anyone that generally takes no responsibility for their environment!
Salon owner and stylist at Bohème salon and co owner of Vert Zero waste Retford.
Working as a stylist and running her own salon for over 12 years, Lou has continued to make changes within the salon to offer more green alternatives.
With her latest business Vert this continues. Offering you as many goods as possible plastic free.
Lou particularly dislikes ‘keyboard warriors’ and believes in being seen to make changes as a far more effective strategy.
Charlotte joined PFR because she believes that to make a difference you have to proactively do something. She hopes that by getting involved and working with the Retford community, we can all make small changes that collectively provide huge benefits for our environment.
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