Together, we can push back on plastics. If enough of us write letters to our MPs calling on them to adopt a national stategy on plastic waste, we can create real political pressure! By coming together, we won a ban on plastic bags. Now we can go much further. Please write to your MP and demand action.
Select your MP from the list and write them a message showing your support for a strategy to dramatically cut single use plastic and hold industry accountable for the plastic they produce. Use your own words and always be polite - don’t give them an excuse to ignore you!
If you’re stuck for talking points, here's a template letter you can use. Here are some things to keep in mind:
Speak from the heart: Tell your MP why you personally care about the plastics issue.
Share facts about the importance of the issue in NZ i.e 7 out of 8 fish species common in the country have ingested plastic on a regular basis)
Make your demands clear, such as calling on your local MP to support Greenpeace’s ‘Plastic Free NZ’ plan.
Thank them and ask for a reponse to your letter.