#CutTheCutlery! Taking our plastics campaign straight to Number 10

Big news from the campaign against single use plastic! Since the summer, the 38 Degrees community has been campaigning to get the government to ban a bunch of these nasty unrecyclable items – like plastic cutlery and polystyrene food packaging.

More than 117,000 38 Degrees supporters signed the petition – set up by our friends at plastic pollution charity City to Sea – calling on the government to ban the most commonly littered items.

A staggering 51,000 of us then fed into a government consultation on the issue – with the vast majority of us supporting a ban on all the items being considered

What an incredible demonstration of people power from our community! And now we’ve taken that message straight to the government’s front door – with the 38 Degrees team, along with City to Sea and Greenpeace, handing in the petition to Number 10 Downing Street.

It’s a huge show of public support for the ban and a great step in the right direction, but the fight isn’t over yet. Now the government needs to listen – and then respond by going further and moving faster in tackling single use plastic pollution.