Is the Government’s 10 Point Plan enough?

– Nala Rollo – Climate Action Chester & District. Unsurprisingly, it isn’t just myself and Friends of the Earth that are thinking that the government’s climate plan might not be quite ambitious enough. We’ve written our own 10 point plan which you can compare to the government’s HERE. The Financial Times said “The government estimatesContinue reading “Is the Government’s 10 Point Plan enough?”

Let’s get ‘Drastic on Plastic’

Friends of the Earth’s position is that recycling is not the answer, depending on the type, plastics can generally only be recycled a few times, and some types not at all. Each time plastic is recycled its quality is reduced, so before long it has to be disposed of. This means it goes to landfillContinue reading “Let’s get ‘Drastic on Plastic’”

Plastic Free Chester – celebrate the single use plastic ban.

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has confirmed a ban on plastic straws, drinks-stirrers and plastic stemmed cotton buds in England, following overwhelming public support for the move. Following an open consultation, a ban on the supply of plastic straws, drinks stirrers and cotton buds will come into force in April 2020. The ban will include exemptionsContinue reading “Plastic Free Chester – celebrate the single use plastic ban.”