The BBC's Blue Planet II highlighted the damage that people are doing to our oceans with plastic waste.
Dorset's unique natural environment and beautiful coastline is valued by residents and visitors but it is under threat. It's time that the Conservatives, locally and nationally start taking notice of this devastating issues and taking action to stop it.
Poole's Lib Dem Councillors, including Mike Brooke and Vikki Slade are calling for Poole to become the next 'Plastic Free Coastline Community':
Cllr Mike Brooke said: “Now that the Chancellor seems to be backing this campaign, we need Poole council to get behind the proposals to rid our streets, countryside and seaside of plastic.
“Plastic bottles, coffee cups and straws are causing untold damage to our wildlife, environment and coastline. It is important for future generations that we should make every effort to move away from plastic packaging altogether. There are perfectly adequate alternative re-usable and biodegradable products available.”
Cllr Vikki Slade said: “This is a major victory for the environment and for the Liberal Democrats, who have long been demanding action to tackle plastic waste. We now need to make sure this consultation leads to real action and isn’t just kicking the cup down the road. Tough measures are needed to reduce plastic debris polluting our rivers, seas and countryside.”