MP gives up plastic for Lent

Matt Warman
Matt Warman

Boston MP Matt Warman has joined others from across the UK pledging to reduce their use of single-use plastic for Lent.

It is part of a campaign launched after the Government unveiled a 25-year plan for improving the environment last month, saying it will work with communities and businesses to leave the environment in a better state for future generations.

Matt Warman, MP for Boston and Skegness, said: “We have all seen the devastating effect plastic waste is having on our planet. 12 million tonnes of plastic enters our ocean every year. This level of plastic marine waste means that one in three fish caught in the English Channel contains pieces of plastic.

“And we see it locally along the Lincolnshire coast as well. It’s time for us all to take responsibility for this problem and make a change. To do my bit, I’m giving up plastic bags for Lent to reduce the amount of harmful plastics in our environment – and hopefully I’ll be able to massively reduce my long-term use of plastics as well.”

Those taking part will be sharing their experiences using social media using the campaign slogan #GiveUpPlasticForLent