Robert Buckland MP has welcomed news that the Brunel Shopping Centre will swap plastic bags for paper ones at a brand new fresh fruit and veg stand in the town centre.
When the latest addition to the Brunel Shopping Centre was advertised, Robert spotted plastic bags in the images and contacted the Brunel Management team to request the change on behalf of local residents. The Brunel Team immediately responded stating:
“Our stand will be upgrading to paper bags soon.”
Robert is keen to play his part in the many local initiatives who play an important role in protecting our future. He explained:
“Our quality of life and the state of the environment around us continues to grow in importance and there are many initiatives who play an important role in protecting our future, which is why I am pleased to play my part in supporting the work of Swindon Climate Action Network. I recently met members here at my Wood Street offices to discuss the Environment Bill and the Local Waste Strategy and how this can be improved.
“I am delighted that here in Swindon, we are leading the way by working towards installing England’s first Advanced Plastic Recycling Facility, but more needs to be done to reduce the single-use plastic we use, which is causing suffering to animals and damaging vital habitats.
“I was very pleased to learn that the Brunel Shopping Centre has opened a brand new fresh fruit and veg stand. This will allow local people to purchase healthy food, without unnecessary plastic packaging, however, I noticed that plastic bags were still being used and thought we could go even further by switching to paper bags.
“I am delighted that the Brunel Shopping Centre have agreed to make this switch and I will continue to do all I can locally to ensure that we reduce the amount of single-use plastic here in Swindon.”