Government

Updated 4th March 2021

The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill

Described as draconian legislation by Friends of the Earth and Liberty human rights organisation. There is much concern that this bill would threaten the right to peacefully protest. This could potentially affect campaigns such as ours. Read in full.

Trade deals

Local groups are concerned that our ability to deal with plastic pollution and other ecological crises could be hindered by trade deals. Neither local MP will provide written assurances that our ability to deal with plastic pollution won't be hindered. Read full details.

Waste incineration

We are supporting Stop Keypoint Incinerator Project (SKIP) and the UK Without Incineration Network (UKWIN) in opposing waste incineration. Read full details.

Zero waste

A system(s) of zero waste would be ideal; implementing a structure(s) to compliment the waste hierarchy (reduce, reuse, remanufacture, repair...); moving away from plastic recycling, waste incineration and landfill; good for the health of people animals, the environment and local economies. The Deposit Return Scheme is included in this section. Read full details.

General plastic legislation

We support the Plastic Pollution Bill as it provides strong legislation and a timetable for plastic reduction. The Environment Bill instead seeks to implement measures that will slow the rate of pollution only. Read full details.

General Election 2019

We wrote to candidates before the 2019 General Election asking for commitments to reduce plastic pollution. The result of that was a commitment from Robert Buckland to support the aims of the Plastic Pollution Bill and an offer from Justin Tomlinson to discuss ongoing work. Full details of the action can be found here.

Take action

There are currently 4 important actions; litter, incineration, trade deals, and zero waste. We have simplified these actions, providing template letters and contact details.