Events

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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
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      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
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      Wagamama pledge to ditch plastic straws welcomed

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

      17th Jan 2018
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      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
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      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

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      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
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      University of Exeter study shows extent of plastic pollution on Cornish beaches

      As we campaign to reduce unnecessary packaging and beat the scourge of plastic waste, a seven-year study of Cornish beaches shows the harm this kind of pollution is doing to our natural environment.

      4th Dec 2017
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      Help Reduce Plastic in Oceans

      Plastic is choking our oceans and killing marine life. Every year we throw away millions of tonnes of plastic. And vast amounts of it finds its way into the ocean.

      23rd Nov 2017
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      October Waste campaign meeting

      We held the October Waste campaign meeting this Wednesday during which we discussed our findings about Manchester take-away businesses and planned future actions. To recap, our campaign focuses on single-use items in local take-aways. The aim is to influence businesses … Continue reading

      15th Oct 2017
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      Government plan for plastic bottle deposit scheme welcomed

      Gove investigates deposit scheme for drinks plastic bottles – but stays silent on tougher action on bee-harming pesticides.

      2nd Oct 2017
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