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Coal Mines

20 Feb 18

In a matter of weeks work could begin on the UK’s first opencast coal mine since 2014. [1] From heavy machinery rolling over pristine greenfield land to toxic air, its impact on our environment could be devastating. Britain was built on coal, and many communities...

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Plastic in tea bags

5 Feb 18

Had a cup of tea today? Well, you probably don’t know this… but for every cuppa we drink we’re adding to the dangerous plastic waste choking our oceans. All because companies now seal our tea bags with plastic that doesn’t rot. [1] Co-op have just...

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Introduce a tax on throwaway plastic

9 Jan 18

Influential MPs are calling for a 25p charge on throwaway plastic coffee cups. [1] It could seriously tackle plastic pollution and help save the environment. It would drastically reduce the half a million coffee cups that are thrown away each day. [2] There’s just one...

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Coul Golf Course

1 Dec 17

More than 50 acres of unspoilt Scottish coast are under threat from a planned golf course. [1] As we’ve learned from Donald Trump, golf courses can devastate our natural heritage. [2] Locals and wildlife experts and even the National Trust for Scotland have already spoken...

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Cotton Buds Update

1 Dec 16

Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Asda, after 130,000 of us signed the petition, are ditching plastic cotton buds and switching to paper. This is amazing. But if we want to stop plastic sticks littering our beaches and killing animals, we need other shops to join them. Morrisons,...

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We saved the Blakes Walk poplars!

26 Apr 16

When 38 Degrees member Newell Fisher heard that a line of beautiful poplar trees were to be chopped down, he decided to do something about it.  So he started a petition on the 38 Degrees Campaigns by You website. This week he heard the great news that...