The Member of Parliament for Eastleigh, Mims Davies, is raising awareness for International Plastic Bag Free Day.
International Plastic Bag Free Day – which is marked on the 3rd July each year and now in its ninth year - is a unique opportunity to spread the word that a plastic bag free world is possible and that sound environmental alternatives to single use plastic bags are available.
Commenting, Eastleigh MP and Minister for Youth Mims Davies said:
“As Eastleigh’s MP and the Minister for Youth, I am really proud that so many constituents get in touch about the environment and reducing single use plastic, including those who made the effort to attend the recent ‘The Time is Now’ mass lobby. I absolutely agree that reducing single use plastics must be a priority, which is why earlier this year, like so many others, I went plastic–free for lent!
“That is why again today, alongside thousands if not millions of others around the globe, I am going ‘plastic bag free’! Too many people still use a plastic bag for just half an hour before they throw it away, yet plastic bags remain in the world for anywhere from 100-500 years before finally decaying completely.
“I am proud that the Government is playing its part to encourage all of us to use less plastic and to be less reliant on plastic bags, but we all have an individual part to play too, and by simply choosing a recycled paper bag or a ‘bag for life’ over plastic, you are helping preserve the environment for years to come!”