MUCH WENLOCK HAS BEEN AWARDED PLASTIC FREE COMMUNITIES STATUS BY SURFERS AGAINST SEWAGE
PLASTIC POLLUTION, WHAT IS IT?
Laura Parker from National Geographic says……
Plastic pollution has become one of the most pressing environmental issues, as rapidly increasing production of disposable plastic products overwhelms the world’s ability to deal with them. Plastic pollution is the most visible in developing Asian and African nations, where garbage collection systems are often inefficient or nonexistent. But the developed world, especially in countries with low recycling rates, also has trouble properly collecting discarded plastics. Plastic trash has become so ubiquitous it has prompted efforts to write global treaty negotiated by the United Nations.
WHAT IS A PLASTIC FREE COMMUNITY?
To ensure a cleaner Earth for future generations we need to start tackling single-use plastic pollution at source.
We can all take-action in our own lives to reduce single-use plastic and join this nationwide movement.
Surfers against Sewage are creating the Plastic Free Community network to free where we live from single-use plastic.
You are a vital part of the movement…
HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
There are many ways you can help,
As an individual, as a business, as a school……
To find out more about how you can get involved tackling single use plastic in Much Wenlock, click the link below
PLASTIC FREE EVENTS HAPPENING IN MUCH WENLOCK
- ‘The Great Big Green Week’ 10th-18th June
Much Wenlock Library will be hosting our ‘Letters to Tomorrow’, where people can go and write their letters in the Library to a loved one in the future to call for political action on climate change now. – letterstotomorrow.com
Christian Toon, our Town Council representative on our steering committee has written his letter to his future self.
Dear Future Self,
I hope this letter finds you well. I am writing to you from the year 2023, and I wanted to share my hopes and fears for the next decade, specifically related to climate change.
My biggest hope is that we will take action now to protect the planet. The evidence of climate change is all around us, and we need to act now to avoid the worst consequences. We need to reduce our emissions, invest in renewable energy, and protect our forests.
I am also hopeful that we will find new ways to adapt to the changes that are already happening. We need to be prepared for more extreme weather events, rising sea levels, and changes in agriculture.
However, I am also afraid that we will not take action soon enough. If we do not act now, the consequences of climate change will be devastating. We could see widespread food shortages, mass migrations, and the extinction of many species.
I urge you to use your voice to speak out about climate change. We need to demand action from our leaders and from businesses. We need to make changes in our own lives to reduce our impact on the planet.
Together, we can make a difference.
Sincerely, Your Past Self
- Plastic Free July – Look out for the exciting posters that will be displayed in our local shops
Plastic free Much Wenlock will be working with Much Wenlock Primary School.
JOIN THE REFILL REVOLUTION FOR WORLD REFILL DAY ON JUNE 16TH!
ABOUT WORLD REFILL DAY
World Refill Day is a global day of action to prevent plastic pollution and help people live with less waste. Together with our partners and supporters around the world, we’re building a global movement, inspiring action and demonstrating that the world is ready for a refill and reuse revolution. On June 16th, join millions of people around the world taking action to prevent plastic pollution. World Refill Day is a City to Sea campaign.
As individuals, our small changes really do add up. But we know can’t do it alone. We need big brands, businesses & retailers to take action to prevent plastic pollution by reducing their use of single-use packaging and investing in reuse and refill systems. And we need governments around the world to hold them to account.
PLASTIC FREE MUCH WENLOCK COMMUNITY
PLASTIC FREE MUCH WENLOCK Lead: Jacky Walter