Write to your MP – plastic legislation

***Plastic Free Swindon can now be found at https://plasticfreeswindon.org***

There are two simple actions on this page to encourage MPs to implement the legislation that we urgently need to phase out plastic pollution.

Friends of the Earth have produced a Plastic Pollution Bill to phase out plastics. It forms effective legislation to do so:

  • End the use of non-essential single-use plastics by 2025.
  • Progressively reduce the overall use of non-essential plastic in England.
  • Prevent plastic pollution of the environment as a result of human activity as a result of human activity as far as is possible using the best practical means by 2042.
  • Progressively eliminate plastics pollution from the environment and where it is not possible to prevent or eliminate pollution, the pollution must be minimised as far as is possible using the best practicable means.

1. Write to your MP. We have a template letter that you can cut and paste. If you’re not sure who the MP for your area is, please use this search tool.

South Swindon MP, Robert Buckland (Conservative)
29 B Wood St, Old Town, Swindon, SN1 4AN
01793 533393

North Swindon MP, Justin Tomlinson (Conservative)
First Floor, Customer Service Hub, Orbital Shopping Park, Thamesdown Drive, Swindon, SN25 4AN
01793 533 393

2. Sign Friends of the Earth’s petition and use their template letter to write to the Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, asking him to support the Plastic Pollution Bill.

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