Redbridge Youth Council and Parliament on Single Use Plastic

8:45 a.m. April 24, 2021

Kache Nguzo, member of the Redbridge Youth Council

In Redbridge, over the past two weeks, color and warmth have returned to our parks, heralding the start of spring.

With the long-awaited promise to reopen non-essential retail businesses, we have taken some time at the Youth Council to reflect the positive results of the foreclosure.

From time spent with the family in search of hidden talents or new hobbies, we enjoyed the cleaner roads and the lush green parks that surround us, which we tend to overlook in everyday life.

As we make our gradual return to everyday life, I can only hope that the people of Redbridge keep our parks and streets as green as possible, picking up litter and paying attention to areas we have passed through. many hours in confinement.

RYP member Faizan Ahmed campaigns to stop non-essential single-use plastics

– Credit: Redbridge Youth Council

Faizan Ahmed, Member of the Redbridge Youth Parliament

The environment is also a big issue at the British Youth Council, where we work to tackle climate change and plastic pollution. This was identified as an issue during last year’s Make Your Mark annual consultation.

Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace attended our latest online event to talk about our latest campaign. The main goal is to eradicate non-essential single-use plastics by 2025 and to ensure that the voice of young people is heard at COP26, the global climate change conference to be held in Glasgow later. This year.

Members of the Youth Parliament (MYP) across London have written a letter to the government detailing what young people want the government to commit to at COP26.

In addition, PPCS across the country will submit a letter to their MPs regarding the plastic pollution bill.