Yesterday (Wed16/10), Susan Elan Jones MP presented a petition to Parliament calling on the UK Government to ban non-essential single use plastics in schools.
The petition was started by students of Ysgol Dinas Brân who believe single use plastics are causing irreparable damage to the environment and that Styrofoam use in schools is particularly dangerous to students’ health.
The Clwyd South MP was recently awarded a 100% ‘Climate Score’ rating by the Guardian Media Group’s interactive online tool which indicates an MP’s commitment in parliament to climate emergency issues.
Susan Elan Jones MP said: “I am delighted to present this petition in Parliament on behalf of Ysgol Dinas Brân about single use plastics in schools. Young people are at the forefront of raising awareness of these vital issues and I am impressed by the exciting programme of sustainability workshops and other activities that the school has undertaken.
“The impact that plastic waste is having on our environment is appalling. I have been involved with local and national campaigns calling for a reduction in plastic waste and I have made a personal commitment to reduce plastic use and recycle more as part of the World Wildlife Fund’s excellent campaign. I look forward to continuing to work with the school on important environmental issues.”