Following the successful first meeting of Plastic Free Congleton at the Saw Mill, which Fiona attended as did Chair of Congleton Partnership, Glen Williams, and many others from across the town. Fiona mentioned this well attended initiative in the House of Commons this week.
"Many of my constituents are concerned about plastic pollution, and I recently attended the launch of Plastic-Free Congleton. What are the UK Government doing to reduce, and indeed stop, plastic pollution in developing countries?"
Alok Sharma MP, Secretary of State for International Development, said:
"My hon. Friend is a true champion on humanitarian and environmental matters. I made reference in a previous answer to what we are doing about plastics, but I can also inform her that the UK Government have pledged £70 million to directly tackle this issue in developing countries, through the provision of technical assistance and testing practical approaches to increase plastic recycling rates."