Steve Double, Member of Parliament for St Austell and Newquay, has this week, in his capacity as Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Protecting Our Waves, hosted the Plastic-free Coastlines Reception in Westminster.
Along with Cornwall-based charity Surfers Against Sewage, the reception took place to highlight the issue of marine plastic pollution and promote innovative government, business and community solutions to protect oceans and beaches from the rising tide of plastic.
Great week thinking about #PlasticFreeCoastlines with the @sascampaigns crew… even had the benefit of microbead-free @spiezia #organics on the #NightRiviera en route to very sunny #StIves pic.twitter.com/ZoSIeIGWQC
— Jon Khoo (@mrjonkhoo) November 16, 2017
Commenting, Steve said:
“It was great to get so many inspirational charities and groups together in Parliament to see just how far we have come in our fight against plastic pollution of our seas.”
“The Government is listening to the hundreds of thousands of people who have got involved and is taking forward ideas including the consultation on the deposit return scheme for single use plastic bottles, but there is still much more to do, both in terms of raising awareness of this issue and the serious nature of the problem, and in providing solutions to the tide of plastic that is blighting our seas.”
Thank You everyone who came to our #PlasticFreeCoastlines reception in @UKParliament Great to hear from Environment Minister @theresecoffey & @DefraGovUK, @HeatherKoldewey @OneLessBTL & @stevedouble Thanks to @CGF_UK for the support pic.twitter.com/J8C5uCqFTK
— SurfersAgainstSewage (@sascampaigns) November 15, 2017