[Your full name, address and contact details]
Subject: Reduce marine plastic with a BinForGreenSeas
Dear [Councillor name],
I am writing to you as I am concerned about the issue of marine litter. During my regular walks along the beach at [insert your local area], it’s not unusual to see it littered with empty plastic bottles, take away boxes and other packaging, despite rubbish bins being available.
I therefore want to draw your attention to the BinForGreenSeas, an initiative run by charity GreenSeas Trust. Due to its iconic 1.5m in height lifebuoy shaped design,
with a tagline “Throw Marine Life a Lifeline,” the bin is a visual cue and shows the connection between littering and the effect this has on our oceans, marine life and our health. The bin also houses a 140-240 litre wheelie bin inside for waste removal and recycling.
Several councils have already installed these bins on their seafront, including in locations such as Blackpool, Bognor Regis, Sheerness and Minster Leas. The bins have made a positive difference to stop littering and helped those councils to reduce their costs for beach rubbish clearance.
I would like to ask you to support the reduction of littering by contacting GreenSeas Trust to discuss installing a bin at [insert your local area].
Thank you so much for your time and I look forward to receiving a response.
[Your full name]
Contact details for GreenSeas Trust:
Founder & Trustee: Fazilette Khan