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Dear local resident

There has been a lot in the media recently about the damage that plastic is causing to the environment, especially to our oceans. All over the world people are starting to demand that action is taken before it is too late.

It is a big task, but we could all begin by making small changes to the amount of plastic that we use, especially plastics that can’t be recycled.

A group of local people have got together to see if we can encourage local people to cut their plastic consumption.  We want to start by finding out what local residents and business owners might be prepared to do.

Please can you spare a few minutes to answer these questions about the kinds of changes that you might be prepared to make to reduce your use of plastics.  Please be honest, we are putting our time into this campaign to help protect the future of our children and grandchildren.

Thank you for reading.
Claire Hill

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* 1. How concerned are you about the impact that plastic waste is having on the natural environment?

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* 2. Here are a number of ways in which local people could start to reduce their plastic waste.  Which of these ideas do you think you could be prepared to adopt to reduce you/your household's plastic consumption?

  Very likely to adopt Quite likely to adopt Unlikely to adopt
Carry a reusable bottle for water and other drinks 
Carry a reusable cup for coffee and other hot drinks
Stop buying bottled water
Stop/reduce buying other drinks in plastic bottles 

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* 3. Would you like local cafes, coffee shops, restaurants, pubs etc to reduce their use of plastic by doing the following:

  Yes, I would like local businesses to do this No, I am not really interested
Replace plastic bags with reusable bags for customers
Stop using plastic straws
Stop serving bottled water
Refill water bottles free of charge on request from anyone coming into the premises

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* 4. Plastic bottles are a big litter problem on sports fields and in parks. Would you like Enfield Council to provide water fountains, so that people can refill their bottles, to reduce waste?

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* 5. Do you think that local schools should encourage parents and children not to use single use plastic bottles and bags for school lunches, snacks and outings?

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* 6. If an N21 plastic reduction campaign group were to provide a range of products for you to buy (at a not for profit price) to help you/your household reduce your use of plastic, how interested would you be in buying the following?

  I'd be very interested I'd be quite interested I am unlikely to be interested 
Reusable bags for shopping
Reusable bottles for water and other drinks 
Reusable cups for coffee and other hot drinks 

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* 7. Do you think this local campaign to raise awareness of our need to reduce plastics is a good idea?

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* 8. Do you have any ideas for the campaign team? 

If you are interested in getting involved in this local campaign please contact Claire Hill on N21environmentalgroup@gmail.com. Thank you for taking part. We hope to announce our next steps shortly.

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