Neil O’Brien, MP for Harborough, Oadby & Wigston, led a workshop in Oadby which was attended by over 50 people, exploring the importance of reducing our reliance on single-use plastics.
The session was delivered by Leicestershire County Council and local Rotary Clubs, hosted by the Trinity Methodist Church in Oadby. Attendees included local residents as well as representatives from local organisations, charities and businesses.
Neil introduced the session and said, “We as a country should be concerned with our usage of single-use plastics in particular. The purpose of this session was to raise awareness of the issues that it can present, and look at how people can make changes to their purchasing behaviour to reduce our reliance on plastic.
We’ve made great progress over the last 10 years in the amount we recycle, but we can and should always aim to do more. The plastics bag charge is an example of how small changes can make such a big difference.”
Zeph’s representative and event host Jim Gannon said that, “There was a sense of uncertainty when entering, not knowing what was actually being done and what we could do to improve the situation. But I am pleased to say we’ve left with a great deal of positivity about the changes we can all make to help tackle the issue together.”