UK Youth Parliament is working alongside Friends of the Earth to lobby politicians, calling on the government to address the climate emergency and put a stop to non-essential single-use plastics by 2025. As part of the campaign, Members of Youth Parliament have published an open letter to the Rt Hon Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park,
In 2020’s Make Your Mark ballot, young people voted both plastic pollution and climate change in their top five priority issues. This year, the UK Youth Parliament will be campaigning to address climate change at a national level with a particular focus on making sure that we stop non-essential single use plastics by 2025. The
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