Working together to end plastic pollution
Be the change...
We are part of Friends of the Earth and the global Break Free From Plastic movement. We are working towards a system of zero waste; good for local economies, the environment, people and animals. Recycling plastic, waste incineration, and landfill are unhealthy, polluting and destructive. See the 'about' section and the library for further info.
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Keep Swindon Tidy
Waste incineration: article and petition
Take action: This petition seeks to remove the incentive for waste incineration by taxing it.
In our article, we explain why we oppose waste incineration, incuding the Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) plant at Cheney Manor, the planned incinerator at South Marston and another in Westbury. Waste incineration leads to disease and suffering. See also the incineration secton of the library.
Scientists around the world collaborate to urge governments to use reusable PPE. Globally we have been using 129 billion masks and 65 billion gloves per month since the start of the pandemic. This vital info is addressed in the Summer of Refills campaign. and in the COVID-19 section of the library.
Trade deal concerns article
The government voted in January 2021 against giving Parliament a say on trade policy. These anti-democratic measures add to concerns that trade deals will weaken regulations and make it more difficult to deal with environmental crises including plastic pollution. Our request for written assurances on trade deals from local MPs has been rejected.
The award winning Refill campaign has expanded beyond just bottled water. Download the new app and further reduce that plastic!
Screenings of the Story of Plastic film
We are providing screenings of the excellent Story of Plastic film, which includes a discussion afterwards. Please contact us if you would like to arrange a screening.
Carbon reduction strategy consultation
The contribution of plastic to greenhouse gas emissions / climate change was not mentioned in Swindon Borough Council's draft carbon reduction strategy. We responded to the public consultation to highlight this, and suggested courses of action.
We now have a non-active account which points to this website. This article explains why.