Welcome to Friends of the Earth’s guide to local campaigning for a plastic free future


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This guide is designed to support you in your campaigns against plastic pollution where you live. 

Whether you’re working with cafes to get them to ditch plastic cups and straws, lobbying your council to take action or getting people in your community to use less plastic, it all helps to reduce plastic in our environment.

The need for action is clear: plastic pollution is choking our oceans and harming much loved sea creatures. 

We can’t recycle our way out of this mess - we need to be using far less plastic in the first place. That’s why we’re calling for a phase out of all but the safest and most essential uses of plastic

Please let us know if there are any extra resources or advice you need. And send any feedback to plastics@foe.co.uk.

I’d like to wish you all the best with your campaigns and can’t wait to hear all about them. Together we can put an end to plastic pollution and protect our planet.

Plastics Campaigner