Contact your MPUpdated 10th December 2020
1. PFAS chemicals
2. Legislation and trade deals
We have created a simple template letter below to ask our MPs for trade deal assurances and to support the Plastic Pollution Bill. See the government section our trade deal concerns article for further info.
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Dear Robert Buckland,
Dear Justin Tomlinson,
I am writing to you to ask that you actively support the Plastic Pollution Bill, and to ask for assurance regarding trade deals.
Plastic pollution is a growing crisis that is contributing to disease, suffering, climate change and mass extinction. The situation is urgent and needs to be effectively addressed as soon as possible. The current system of recycling is not sustainable. It is clear that we need to implement measures to reduce plastic production. Please see the link below for clear confirmation of that, if in any doubt.
The Plastic Pollution Bill sets out effective legislation that would implement a timetable to reduce plastic usage and, hence, pollution. The bill is due for its second sitting on January 29th 2021. Will you be attending and actively supporting the bill? It is clear that the proposed Environment Bill would not introduce the strict timetable of plastic reduction that is needed to dramatically reduce plastic consumption. Please see the link below if clarification is needed on that.
I am concerned that trade deals, including with the US, will make it harder for us to effectively deal with plastic pollution, that corporate interests will be put before the welfare of us all. Hence I seek assurances:
- Will trade deals further plastic pollution in any way?
- Will trade deals make it more difficult to introduce effective legislation to reduce plastic pollution?
I am concerned to hear that the Plastic Free Swindon campaign team have been waiting since the 9th July 2020 for a meeting to discuss these vitally important issues with you, especially given your pledge for the 2019 General Election.
I look forward to hearing from you with answers to my questions to clarify the situation.
[Your name and full address]