Plastic Free Swindon is a campaign to help eliminate plastic pollution. It is designed to help facilitate change by engaging with the people, organisations, institutions and representatives of Swindon. We seek to understand barriers to change in order to implement solutions. When we set up the campaign, we drew up a detailed plan and have been working on different aspects of that.
Plastic Free Swindon is one of many plastic-free town and city campaigns across the UK and is part of the global Break Free From Plastic movement. By working together, our actions in Swindon become part of global efforts to end plastic pollution. In this way, it can be seen that all of our actions matter and count towards a bigger whole.
We urgently need legislation to stem the tide of plastic production. This is a major aim of our campaign as it would have a hugely beneficial impact. Plastic Free Swindon supports the Plastic Pollution Bill, drawn up by Friends of the Earth and the National Federation of Women’s Institutes.. It is currently supported by around 80 MPs. Neither of Swindon’s MPs currently support the Plastic Pollution Bill despite legislation being supported by 89% of the UK public. It seems, if we are to get the legislation that we need, then we need to be working together to ensure that Swindon’s MPs get the message do so.
Please contact us if you have any ideas for the campaign, if you would like to get involved or with any questions.