It was good to meet with Beach Guardian today in Parliament to discuss the impact of plastics on our beaches.
Beach Guardian informed me that over the next 10 years plastic waste in the ocean is set to treble. That is why I supported their pledge to clean up our beaches.
They will be engaging with over 1,000 volunteers of all ages in their first 12 months. The plastics collected from local beaches are then used to deliver Educational Activities with primary schools and other events and they will share their message with 5,000 children in their first twelve months.
I have joined over 120 other MPs in co-signing a letter to the Chief Executives of all major supermarkets to pressure them to commit to the elimination of plastic packing from their own branded goods by 2023, if not sooner.
This follows the trail blazing announcement by Iceland, whose Head Office is based in Flintshire, who announced this week that it will be plastic free within five years. The current plastic packaging would be replaced with paper and pulp trays and paper bags, which would be recyclable through domestic waste collections or in-store recycling facilities. Read more “Calling on supermarkets to ban plastics”
I am urging environmental groups in Delyn that need funding to get off the ground to apply for a share of a £1.5 million funding pot.
Postcode Local Trust – a grant-giving charity funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery – has opened its latest funding round and the deadline for applications is Friday, 30 September at 5pm. Read more “Funding for local environmental groups”
Yesterday, I attended the All Party Parliamentary Group for Bees to support beekeepers and honey producers in Delyn.
The event allowed me to meet with two beekeeping apprentices to discuss the future of the industry and the best ways to ensure that it goes from strength to strength. But another reason for attending this parliamentary reception was to show his commitment to hold the Government to account on neonicotinoids. Read more “Showing Support for British Beekeepers”