#StrawFreeChester is a completely inclusive campaign and we welcome support from all individuals, groups and organisations. If you’d like to get involved and support #StrawFreeChester in anyway then please get in-touch. We’re trying to get everyone in Chester, and beyond, to come together and work towards the aims of #StrawFreeChester.
If you would like to support us in any way then please contact us or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be holding meetings and online discussions about how to keep moving forward with the campaign and there are plenty of opportunities for everyone to help out – so please get in-touch.
We’re incredibly lucky to be have received so much support and backing from the following groups (please let us know if you’d like to support us to and be added to our list):
- Chester Conservatives
- Friends of the Earth Chester and District
- Cheshire West and Chester Green Party
- Surfers Against Sewage as part of their Plastic Free Coastlines project
Martin Porter, the Network Coordinator of the Manchester Greenpeace Network said: “We fully support Dr Christian Dunn and the #StrawFreeChester campaign – they are really helping lead the way in cutting plastic waste. Taking action as individuals to reduce plastic pollution, whether it is cleaning up the public spaces of Chester, the canals of Manchester or the world’s oceans, shows we care about our planet, but it also shames the corporations who create this mess, and who need to take responsibility for their rubbish. As well as supporting #StrawFreeChester we’d encourage everyone in Chester to sign our Plastic Pledge by visiting www.greenpeace.org.uk.”
- Marine Conservation Society
Emma Cunningham, Marine Conservation Society Senior Pollution Campaigns Officer, said: “The Marine Conservation Society is right behind Dr Christian Dunn and the #StrawFreeChester campaign – we wish Chester the best of luck in becoming the UK’s first plastic drinking straw free city. Plastic waste in our seas and oceans has become one of the most important ecological issues of our time and we must all do whatever we can to stop the plastic tide. Simply reducing our use of plastics is the best way we can do this, and giving up plastic drinking straws is a simple, easy and excellent way to start. As well as supporting #StrawFreeChester we’d encourage everyone in Chester to help us #stoptheplastictide – see www.mcsuk.org for details.”
- Michael Gove, the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Mr Gove, said: “It’s great to see Chester leading the way to become the first straw free city in the UK. I would like to thank Dr Christian Dunn, the Conservative group and others involved for their hard work in helping to highlight the long-term harm that single-use drinking straws can do to the environment. Our environment faces many challenges but we are determined to leave our planet in a better state than we found if for the next generation. This is why the Prime Minister has launched the Government’s 25 Year Environmental Plan, which includes our pledge to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste by the end of 2042. This builds on our extensive recent work that has shown that environmentalism is central to conservatism.”