Beach Clean

Community Meetings

Lobbying

Template that can be used to send a letter to your MP, taken from ‘No.More.Plastic.’ by Martin Dorey, founder of #2minutebeachclean

Dear ______

I am writing to express my concern at the scale of plastic pollution in our oceans. While i am doing what i can on a personal level to avoid single-use plastic, i can only do so much.
I would like to call on you and Parliament to introduce tough legislation to tackle the plastic crisis now and not in 25 years time.

I urge you to force polluters to pay for the plastic clean-up, to impose high levies on corporations that package ttheir products in unnecessary plastics and to ban non-recyclable plastics from being used in everyday products and packaging.

I want every child to grow up in a world where plastic isnt contaminating our oceans and waterways, killing animals and causing a risk to our health.

Please help make this happen. Be the change our planet needs.

Yours,

Surfers Against Sewage has called on its supporters to take action and send a message to Michael Gove on Twitter regarding the government’s new deposit return scheme for plastic bottles.
In the face of this pressure the Secretary of State for the Environment Michael Gove MP must do the right thing for our seas and marine life and put in place a simple ‘all-in’ drinks bottle recycling scheme without further delay.
We know Michael Gove uses Twitter so we are asking the SAS community to share our message with him. If you are on twitter you can RT our tweet or use this wording:

@michaelgove We’re All-In for a #DepositReturnScheme that works for our ocean! Please include all sizes of bottles & cans to save our seas! #SurfersAgainstSewage #PlasticFreeCoastlines @DefraGovUK https://bit.ly/2V4CXVI
Links

Zero Waste Maman – How to ditch plastic in 2019 published by Claire Sumners

Recycling in Seaford

Where can I recycle?