Jess Phillips MP headshotJess Phillips Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley


February 6, 2018 - 10:01am By: OfficeTeam

Yardley MP Jess Phillips backs the Sky Ocean Rescue project and pledged to #PassOnPlastic.
The campaign focuses on single-use plastics - those that are used for a matter of minutes and then thrown away - due to the fact that the equivalent of a rubbish truckload is dumped into the ocean every minute.
Plastic bottles are the third most common ocean polluter after cigarettes and food packaging, and the number of plastic bottles washing up on UK beaches rose 43% from 2014 to 2015. Only about half of the plastic bottles are currently collected for recycling, with 35 million plastic bottles sold in Britain every day - a staggering 200 a year for every man, woman and child.
Jess Phillips MP said:
"Due to projects like Ocean Rescue and programmes like Blue Planet, I am much more aware of recycling regulations and have significantly reduced my own use of single-use plastics."
"However we all need to keep doing more which is why I have today pledged to #PassOnPlastics."

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