Sign the cross-party letter: save our oceans from plastic waste

Dear Michael Gove and Philip Hammond,

8 million tonnes of plastic are dumped into the ocean every year - that’s a truck-load every minute. This is causing damage that will have serious impacts on both our environment and our economy for generations to come.

The government must act now to stop the flow of plastic waste into our waters. We ask you to commit to the following measures:

  • Raise the 5p plastic bag charge to cut down on tackle single-use plastics

  • Introduce a levy on disposable coffee cups to reduce waste

  • Make companies pay for the cost of their waste to encourage recycling

Signed,

Alistair Carmichael MP for Orkney and Shetland (Liberal Democrat) 

Ian Murray MP for Edinburgh Central (Labour)

Sir Peter Bottomley MP for Worthing West (Conservative)

Caroline Lucas MP for Brighton Pavilion (Green)

& the undersigned supporters of More United