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To: Forest Row Parish Council

Help Forest Row Tackle Plastic Pollution

Help Forest Row Tackle Plastic Pollution

Friends of the River Medway are working to create a Plastic Free Community in Forest Row. Please support us and the local businesses, schools, organisations and individuals taking action on plastic pollution, by pledging to act by example and phase out single use plastic in the Forest Row Parish Council, support local plastic free initiatives and sit on our local steering group.

Why is this important?

The world is addicted to plastic. It's viewed as a useful, versatile, and cheap material - but it comes at a serious expense to our planet.

1 in 10 barrels of oil are currently used to produce new plastic, resulting in serious emissions. And yet, despite facing the harsh reality of climate breakdown, production is set to soar in the next five years.

Plastic also contributes to serious ecological degradation: it pollutes natural ecosystems and kills 100 million marine animals per year. All for the convenience of a cheap material?

Together, we can break free from our addiction to avoidable single-use plastic, and change the system that produces it. For the sake of all future generations and beings on the planet.

That’s why Friends of the River Medway are part of the national network of Plastic Free Communities (as run by Surfers Against Sewage), all working on a five point plan to tackle single-use plastic where we live. We need you, our local council, to join us and support us on this journey. It starts here and it starts with us.

Forest Row, UK

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2021-11-07 07:08:16 +0000

25 signatures reached

2021-11-05 17:36:49 +0000

10 signatures reached