From plastic bags and bottles found in nature and our oceans to plastic-related toxins present in the air, plastic pollution has become a global threat endangering the wildlife and impacting our health.
The abundant production of plastics is causing issues that can no longer be ignored. We are collaborating with Lambeth council and local action groups to tackle plastic pollution and encourage the development and use of sustainable strategies.
Our Plastics Campaign aims to bring members of our communities together whilst changing the mindset concerning single-use plastics and promoting more sustainable solutions. We aim to:
Raise awareness of the danger of plastic pollution, littering and inadequate waste management
Support and promote our communities and local businesses in making their transition towards sustainability
Next year, focus on the creation and installation of a piece of public art that intertwines biodegradable materials with waste plastics, representing the impact of plastic pollution on our environment
Things we're Currently Doing
Reaching out to local action groups such as Plastic Free Communities in order to see how we can collaborate
Organising 'Mass Unwrap' actions in local supermarkets to highlight the level of plastic packaging
Engaging with local park groups, organisations and artists in order to develop next year’s public art project campaign.
National Friends of the Earth
Plastic sticks around in the environment for ages, threatening wildlife and spreading toxins. Plastic also contributes to global warming.
Plastic is almost inescapable. Asking people to avoid plastic just isn’t realistic unless we get tough on the companies producing it.
We need the government to introduce a plan now that phases out plastic pollution.