Sick of Plastic? Then it's time for action with Friends of the Earth Ireland
30 January 2019 | Admin
Here at Earthmother we're passionate about what we do so if we can help a like-minded organisation, we will.
Claudia, Friend of the Earth Ireland: 'The Sick of Plastic Campaign formed when Friends of the Earth and VOICE Ireland noticed a surge in the public’s frustration with single use plastic. Despite introducing the plastic bag tax back in 2002, we’re taking more plastic packaging home (in our reusable shopping bags) than ever!
Sick of Plastic is working to empower communities to take action on single use plastics.
The petition, which you can sign here, has the following four demands;
Here are some of the campaign's highlights since launching in early 2018;
The success of the Sick of Plastic Campaign has very much been driven by the public, from the growing number of people who carry their own cup to the numerous anti-plastic and zero waste groups forming around the country.
This year Sick of Plastic are increasing the pressure on Supermarkets, it’s time they took our demands seriously. Our petition now has over 16,000 names, and we want to present it to every major Supermarket in as many towns across the country as we can.
But before we approach Supermarkets again, we want to gather some data on what progress, if any, has been made. We're going to name and shame supermarkets who are refusing to act on plastic, and praise those who are taking the lead.
2018 was the year that kicked off the public's interest in plastic - 2019 is ripe for action to break free from plastic both on consumer and governmental level. With so many dedicated people now on board, we have no doubt it can happen.
Can you help us find out what supermarkets are doing to tackle plastic by completing this really quick survey?
If you have not yet signed the plastic petition, please do now and share it widely across your networks. https://www.foe.ie/takeaction/break-free-from-plastic/
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