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Reduce The Amount Of Plastic Pollution In Essex

Submitted on Friday 13th November 2020

Rejected on Friday 20th November 2020

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: irrelevant (see below for details)

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Reduce The Amount Of Plastic Pollution In Essex

Petition Details

In Essex I have noticed that there is a lot of litter around where I live, specifically plastic bottles and single-use plastics. Having a bigger litter picking team or more bins placed in different towns can help a lot in saving the look and status of our county, and helping Earth.

Additional Information

plastic pollution is a big problem because it harms/kills seabirds and marine life, like the fish we eat and it is growing to more and more of a problem, because more and more people are complaining about the plastics they find in their food. Plastics that float into the ocean are being accumulated together by ocean currents. Starting this change in a county like ours may boost other county's into doing the same and saving our world one plastic at a time.

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This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

We can't accept your petition because the UK Government and Parliament aren't responsible for the issue you raise. This is the responsibility of your local council.

You could raise your issue with a local councillor who represents you. You can use this page to find out who your local councillors are, and how to contact them:

You can petition Essex County Council directly here: www.essex.gov.uk/get-involved/petitions

We have published a number of related petitions, which you might like to sign:

Establish a national waste plastic collection/recycling programme for England: petition.parliament.uk/petitions/553651

Implement a Deposit Return Scheme for glass and plastic in 2021: petition.parliament.uk/petitions/550260

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