Latest news on plastics

As UK politics gets moving again after the general election, we’re working with allies to influence the Environment Bill.

15 Jan 2020

Tackling plastics through the Environment Bill

The Environment Bill, which was first introduced to parliament last year needs to be re-introduced in this new parliament. The new government is likely to amend it so we expect a new and possibly updated version to be published on or soon after 20 January.

We’re still working out how best to respond to the plastics-related sections of the Bill to amend it. Most likely we will push for a duty for the government to set targets for reducing plastic pollution and phasing out non-essential single-use plastics, in addition to broader measures to hold government to account.

This work incorporates the aims of our Phase-out of Plastic Pollution Bill and we’ll need your help persuading MPs to support it. Things could move quickly, so please join Friends of the Earth Plastics campaigns Facebook group for updates and to share ideas.

We’ll also post on the Facebook group as soon as we update this website with new materials and resources to support your activism on this and other elements of the campaign.

New #PlasticFreeFootball social media guide

As we enter the second half of the season, we’re delighted to share the first version of our #PlasticFreeFootball social media guide. This includes tips on  using Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and any other social media channels at your disposal to persuade clubs to ditch pointless plastic.

We’re pulling out all the stops to get clubs to sign our Plastic Pledge before the season ends so please let us know how you get on and tell us if you have feedback or ideas for us to include in version two of this guide by emailing or posting on the Friends of the Earth Plastics campaigns Facebook group

Coming up

The next quarterly webinar will be on 14 April 2020 – register to chat with the campaign team.