Closed petition Ban clothing from being imported into the UK on plastic hangers

Millions of plastic hangers are shipped into the UK every year by our high street retailers. This plastic production has a huge impact on the environment in China and creates a huge amount of plastic waste after garments are purchased.

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Almost all retailers ship garments on hangers into their stores. These garments range from Lingerie and swimwear to Coats.

These products would easily be hung when they arrive in store (as some retailers already do) which would reduce our plastic waste dramatically.

This would be a small step to make our retailers more environmentally friendly and reduce plastic waste.

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Tell MPs what you think about the Climate Assembly’s recommendations for net-zero emissions

MPs from six select committees of the House of Commons joined together to set up a citizens’ assembly on climate change to look at how the UK should reach its commitment to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
The Climate Assembly UK brought together 108 people from across the UK. Together they were representative of the wider UK population in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, educational level, where in the UK they live, whether they live in an urban or rural area, and how concerned they are about climate change.
They worked together to create recommendations to Government.

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MPs want to know what you and your communities think about the recommendations made by the assembly.

Discuss these questions with your school, workplace, family or community group and submit a joint response. It’s a great opportunity to hear others’ views on these issues and to share the outcomes of your discussions with MPs.

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Please return your responses by Friday 20th November 2020.  

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