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Clive Efford MP has lent his support to a campaign by the National Federation of Women’s Institutes (NFWI) and Friends of the Earth to dramatically reduce plastic pollution and the amount of plastic we use.

Clive is supporting the Plastic Pollution Bill which calls for government to set targets to phase out non-essential single use plastics by 2025 and eradicate almost all plastic pollution by 2042.

Clive said:

“People in Eltham have told me they want urgent action to tackle the plastic waste that is blighting our environment and harming our wildlife. With 12 million tonnes of plastic ending up in the sea each year, we simply cannot wait any longer to take action.

“That’s why I am backing the Plastic Pollution Bill to stem the plastic tide and help preserve our environment for future generations.”

Ann Jones, Vice Chair of the NFWI said:

“WI members have been taking action in their own communities to reduce their own use of plastic, and encourage others to the same but as individuals we can only do so much.

“The figures are shocking. Only 9% of all plastic waste has ever been recycled. And our research highlighted that by simply washing synthetic clothes this releases trillions of tiny plastic fibres every week.

“If we are to end the scourge of plastic pollution we need strategic action from government and we urge the government to take the opportunity to lead on this hugely important issue.”

Craig Bennett, Friends of the Earth CEO said:

 

“We’re delighted Clive is backing the call for a new law to tackle the plastic crisis.

 

“The public is crying out for tougher action, with nearly nine out of ten people backing new legislation to end non-essential single-use plastics by 2025.

 

“The government must listen to growing concerns and turn the tide of plastic waste that’s polluting our environment and harming our wildlife.”

 

Notes to Editors

  1. The NFWI has been campaigning to raise awareness of the impact of microplastic fibres since its ‘End Plastic Soup’ campaign was launched in 2017. These tiny fibres are strands of plastic shed from synthetic clothing when it’s washed and end up in the sea and wider environment. Due to their size the fibres can be ingested by marine life and can end up in the food we eat. See more information at thewi.org.uk/endplasticsoup

Clive backs WI and Friends of the Earth campaign to tackle plastic pollution

Clive Efford MP has lent his support to a campaign by the National Federation of Women’s Institutes (NFWI) and Friends of the Earth to dramatically reduce plastic pollution and the...

Clive Efford: 'The southeastern franchise is fraying at the edges'

Clive was delighted to join Greenwich Council leader Danny Thorpe at the opening of the new cinema in Eltham High Street.

cinema_o9pening.jpg“I am so pleased to be here at the opening of this wonderful new cinema in our town centre” said Clive.  “I know that this day has been hotly anticipated by many keen cinema-goers in Eltham.  I hold regular surgeries in St Marys Community next door so have been able to see the building grow and develop.”

“I think that both the Council and Vue are to be congratulated on this ambitious achievement.  We also welcome Nandos to our High Street and look forward to the Sky Bar and pizza restaurant opening soon.  This is the culmination of years of improvements to Eltham High Street which will help existing businesses and attract new ones.”

Clive has worked closely to ensure that both the cinema operators Vue and local residents have been able to communicate with each other.  “I organised public meetings where the two came together to ensure that local residents views were listened to.  The Cinema were happy to work with local people to ensure that we got the first-class cinema we see today.

 

Clive welcomes new Cinema to Eltham High Street

Clive was delighted to join Greenwich Council leader Danny Thorpe at the opening of the new cinema in Eltham High Street.


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