UPLYME Brownies have been playing their part in cleaning up the environment and tackling plastic waste.
All term the girls have been holding special activities to work towards their Environmentalist and World Issues badges, including learning about what can and can’t be recycled, looking at eco-friendly alternatives to plastic products and a litter pick around the village.
The Brownies also wrote letters to several major businesses and organisations, including supermarkets, expressing their concerns over plastic waste and asking how they intended to address the problem.
They said: “The seriousness of this environmental issue is impacting on all of our lives as young women who are growing up with the 21st century, as well as animals who are being harmed as a result of over-usage of plastic within food packaging.
“We have discovered that plastic pollution has reached as far as Antarctica and this makes us young people feel angry and upset about how the world is being treated.”
They have now received responses from several major supermarkets, including Tesco, Morrisons, Waitrose, Marks & Spencer and Lidl, who outlined their plans to reduce plastic waste.
The girls also recieved a response from Honiton & Tiverton MP Neil Parish, who acknowledged what an important issue it was and outlined the government’s plans to tackle plastic waste.
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