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      Plastic Free GM Petition

      Sign our petition for a future free of single-use plastics in Greater Manchester!

      30th Sep 2018
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      Starbucks charge on single use cups welcomed

      ‘Latte levy’ is latest stage in efforts to cut unnecessary plastic Responding to news that Starbucks is to introduce a charge on disposable coffee cups, Julian Kirby, plastic-free campaigner at Friends of the Earth, said:   “A small charge is … Continue reading

      26th Feb 2018
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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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      Friends of the Earth invites everyone to ditch plastic for #PlasticFreeFriday

      The #PlasticFreeFriday campaign launches to help people cut down on plastic waste by making simple lifestyle changes, while treating yourself to a little more “me time”.

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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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