The campaign, which was founded by Surfers Against Sewage, encourages communities to reduce their use of plastic and achieve ‘Plastic Free Coastline’ status.
Local environmentalist and supporter of the campaign Sheena Brockie said: ‘We are working with businesses, individuals, community groups, event planners and schools by asking them to consider their use of single-use plastic and taking actions against just three of them.’
Environment Minister Steve Luce said he wanted the Island to sign up to a tailor-made and officially sanctioned version of the national campaign which, if successful, would mean Jersey is awarded ‘Plastic Free Island’ status.
Deputy Luce said: ‘Like many Islanders, I feel we have to do something to tackle the growing problem of plastic in our seas.
‘If we manage to achieve Plastic Free Island status it will send a signal to others that this matters to our Island community and we are making a positive change.’
*For more information about how to get involved, visit plasticfreejersey.com.