Write to your MP – plastic legislation

Friends of the Earth have produced a Plastic Pollution Bill to phase out plastics. It forms effective legislation to ensure the phasing out of plastic pollution, ensuring three commitments:

  • Now: Begin phasing out unneeded plastics, making exceptions for essential uses such as in medicine and those vital to the quality of life of disabled people.

  • ASAP: End pollution from hard-to-replace plastics (like from car tyres, clothing etc).

  • Aim for near zero plastic pollution by 2042.

The first action to take is to 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.

The second action is to write to your local 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.

For South Swindon residents, MP is Robert Buckland.
29 B Wood St, Old Town, Swindon, SN1 4AN.
01793 533393.

For North Swindon residents, MP is Justin Tomlinson.
First Floor, Customer Service Hub, Orbital Shopping Park, Thamesdown Drive, Swindon, SN25 4AN.
01793 533 393.