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      Join #PlasticFreeFriday

      Every minute a truck load of plastic enters our oceans – harming turtles, whales and other much-loved animals.

      16th Feb 2018

      Transforming our economy: Scaling up solutions

      We live in a world facing many destructive and entwined crises – including growing inequality, climate change, poverty, pollution and human rights violations. Our current economic system is perpetuating and exacerbating these crises.

      8th Feb 2018

      Challenge your MP to support a Plastic Free Parliament. (Surfers against Sewage)

      Over 2 million avoidable single-use plastic items were used by the Parliament in 2017. It’s time for MPs to get their house in order.

      4th Feb 2018

      Welcome for water bottle refill initiative

      Scheme could help to significantly cut plastic waste A new national scheme announced today that will enable people to refill water bottles for free in tens of thousands of places in England has been welcomed by Friends of the Earth.

      25th Jan 2018

      Wagamama pledge to ditch plastic straws welcomed

      Significant step forward – but bigger strides needed by government and industry

      17th Jan 2018

      European Commission leaves UK commitment to plastic reduction in its wake

      The EU Commission has released a new strategy today about how to reduce plastic waste, which we all know is a massive problem. Is it good enough, or could the UK do better?

      16th Jan 2018

      Government urged to take bolder action following McDonald’s & Iceland pledges on plastic and packaging

      Ministers’ aim to ditch avoidable plastic within a quarter of a century looks extremely meagre. Plans by McDonalds to tackle the impact of its packaging has been welcomed by Friends of the Earth.  Earlier today retailer Iceland revealed that it … Continue reading


      Let’s end waste from coffee cups

      We reduced plastic bag waste so let’s do the same with coffee cups. Meanwhile, many of them have given us the impression their cups are recycled.

      5th Jan 2018

      9 really good alternatives to plastic

      Plastic is in crisp packets, toothbrushes, coffee cups – even tea bags. How can you avoid it? Quick tricks to reduce your plastic consumption.

      2nd Jan 2018

      Manchester Friends of the Earth open meeting: film screening of Demain (Tomorrow)

      The first open meeting of 2018 will be the screening of the film: Demain (Tomorrow). Showing solutions, telling a feel-good story… this may be the best way to solve the ecological, economical and social crises that our countries are going … Continue reading

      30th Dec 2017

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