Some good news comes for the end of the year.
First of all, congratulations to Ullapool for their NaeStrawAtAw campaign. This came about from action by two groups of primary schoolchildren – one lot from Sandyford Primary in Glasgow and the other from Ullapool itself. They found so many plastic straws and other items on the shoreline of Isle Martin that they went on to persuade 14 cafes and restaurants in Ullapool to stop using plastic straws.
And then also to Aberporth, a coastal village in Wales who are aiming to make the whole village plastic-free.
The East of England Co-op has announced that it’s going to sell off at 10p tinned and dried food that’s reached its “best before” date, but only for another month. At least it’s a start and good for them. We can also look to the south east for good ideas; I hope the Co-op here will do the same.