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Borough residents encouraged to take steps to reduce plastic waste

Tom Brake MP has signed a pledge being promoted by Sky Ocean Rescue to #PassOnPlastic and commit to reducing single-use plastic consumption.

Launched in January 2017, Sky Ocean Rescue aims to shine a spotlight on the issues of ocean health, particularly single-use plastic, and inspire people to make small changes such as reducing their use of plastic straws or cutlery. The #PassOnPlastic pledge was signed by 113 MPs, all making a public commitment to reduce their consumption of single-use plastics.

Since 2015, the 5p plastic bag charge has reduced the number of single-use plastic bags used by shoppers in England by more than 85%. By supporting Sky Ocean Rescue’s campaign, Tom hopes to encourage residents to take part in making small changes to reduce their plastic consumption.

Sky Ocean Rescue’s whale, Plasticus, which is made up of a quarter of a ton of plastic – the amount that enters our oceans every second – arrived outside Parliament to bring to life the scale of the problem.

Sky Ocean Rescue recommends following these steps to reduce plastic waste and support the environment:

  1. Give up plastic cutlery

  2. Drink out of a refillable water bottle

  3. Shop with a reusable grocery bag

  4. Buy fruit and vegetables loose rather than in plastic packaging

  5. Bring your own travel mug to your favourite coffee shop

Find out more about Sky Ocean Rescue on social media @SkyOceanRescue and on the

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