Berwick MP gives up single-use plastic for Lent
Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan has taken on the challenge of giving up single-use plastic for Lent.
She has signed up to the Conservative Environment Network’s ‘Green Lent Challenge’.
Anne-Marie said: “Using less plastic is something most of us aspire to do, but the reality of it when shopping for families and balancing busy lives is a real challenge.
“This is my third Lent giving up single-use plastic and I am keen to see if it is any easier this year.”
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She hopes more shoppers will tell supermarkets how they feel about single-use plastic.
“If I am able to highlight the ongoing difficulties of shoppers, who are trying to do the right thing, that will be some progress.
“We tend to hear from supermarkets that they will respond to consumer demand and that people are still buying perishable items wrapped in plastic, but often as consumers we have little choice.”