19 May 2020
We hope you’re doing alright and send our best wishes as the effects of Covid-19 continue to reshape the world around us.
Eco-iftar with the Muslim Council of Britain
While Covid-19 is challenging our own campaigning and the work of our allies, it’s been great to work with faith communities on tackling problem plastic where possible.
In mid-May our campaigner Jules Kirby participated in the Muslim Council of Britain’s Eco Iftar. We’re keen to continue developing and diversifying our collaboration with faith groups locally and nationally.
If you’re working in this way locally we’d love to hear about it. Please share your experience with us and others in the Plastics campaign Facebook group.
The Story of Plastic
Since our last update it’s been great to see more local groups organising virtual screenings of The Story of Plastic and using the opportunity to engage people in their campaigning on plastics.
If your group has hosted a screening, we’d love to hear how it went and any impact you’ve had as a result. If you’re considering hosting a screening, please check out these FAQs and register your interest.
And if your group works with schools, the makers of the film recently shared this excellent educational guide from their partners, Algalita, that includes a distance learning version for high-school students.
Working together to influence Parliament on plastics
In addition to working with Greener UK and Wildlife & Countryside LINK, we continue to work more closely with a great bunch of allies at national level to influence Parliament on plastics. We’re also discussing how to support our various group networks to collaborate.
As you'll know from previous updates, it’s a critical moment to call for a better Environment Bill. Surfers Against Sewage are one of our closest allies, and their network of 600+ Plastic Free Communities and Plastic Free Schools is incredibly active.
If you’re working on our suggested joint letter to local media tactic, why not get in touch with Surfers Against Sewage in your area?
And check out the results of their recent #GenerationSea Blueprint Survey - it provides some great information worth sharing on your own channels.
Our next quarterly webinar will be on 14 July. Register to chat to the campaign team.
And in the meantime, you can always keep in touch in our campaign Facebook group.