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To: Minister Poots MLA, Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Take action on plastic pollution in Northern Ireland

Take action on plastic pollution in Northern Ireland

Take strong and targeted action to eliminate plastic pollution in Northern Ireland, including setting legally binding targets to halve single use plastic by 2025 and eliminating packaging at source.

Why is this important?

Every year we throw away millions of tonnes of plastic - it never disappears, but breaks down into tiny pieces which finds its way into our rivers, seas, soils and air. Here in Northern Ireland 8 out of ten of the most found items on beaches in Northern Ireland were made of plastic.

As the plastic breaks down into tiny pieces it’s consumed by marine animals, and scientists have found evidence that we are ingesting it through the food chain.

Photo: A grey seal entangled in plastic, photographed by DAERA (2019)

Northern Ireland, UK

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