Hemel MP Mike Penning backs environmental campaign

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Sir Mike Penning has backed a new campaign to protect the environment.

The Hemel Hempstead MP has responded to the #GenerationSea campaign by signing a pledge to protect the ocean in four ways.

These are to:

• Stop plastic pollution;

• Act fast to tackle the climate crisis;

• Don’t let sewage back in the sea;

• Fully protect areas for sea life to flourish.

Sir Mike said: “My eldest daughter studied marine biology to post-graduate level at university and, as a family, we have always been acutely aware of the damage we do to our marine environment by discarded plastics, sewage and other waste.

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“I am delighted to give my support to this incredible campaign. I fundamentally believe the Government should act to prevent plastic pollution. I would be in favour of banning single-use plastics outright.

“We can all do our bit. I urge everyone to stop and think next time you go to buy a plastic bottle of water or use a plastic spoon. Is there an alternative?”