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