Plastic Pollution Bill – template letter

You are welcome to use this template as a guide to write to your MP:

Dear [Insert MP’s name]

I am writing to express my support for the Plastic Pollution Bill, as drawn up by Friends of the Earth and the National Federation of Women’s Institutes (NFWI), and supported by a cross-party mix of MPs. You can read more about the legislation at https://bit.ly/2K4bgvs.

There are so many types of plastic being produced and a lack of regulation on industry, so plastic production is increasing at a time when we urgently need to significantly reduce it. Plastic is being found in increasing levels in our waterways, land, food and us. It is now understood to be a major and increasing factor in climate change and loss of biodiversity.

I welcome the government’s actions to tackle plastic straws, cotton buds and wet wipes. However those actions are vastly insufficient and will allow plastic pollution and its toxic effects to continue increasing. We urgently need legislation. In order to phase out plastic pollution, we need to implement the Plastic Pollution Bill to commit this and future governments to making that happen.

So, I ask you as my local MP to support the Plastic Pollution Bill.

Yours sincerely,

[Insert your name and address]