14 FEB 2018

Giving up Single Use Plastics for Lent

Today marks the first day of Lent and Therese will be giving up something slightly different this year.

Therese said: "I'll be joining a group of Conservative MPs in Parliament who will try to give up single use plastics. I am starting by carrying around my reusable water bottle, which fits into my handbag, so I can avoid buying drinks in plastic bottles. As Environment Minister, I have been working with a number of different organisations to try and increase the number of places where you can fill up your water bottle. Most coffee shops will do it for you if you ask but I am also trying to get more refill points into railway stations, airports and other transport hubs. We all know from watching Blue Planet 2 what damage single use plastics can do to our environment so before you pledge to give up alcohol or chocolate this Lent, I want to challenge you to see what plastics you can give up - and see just what a difference it can make to our environment."

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