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Reducing plastic waste

Laudato Si plasticsPope Francis writes that ‘we are one single human family’ and that ‘we cannot fail to consider the effects on people’s lives of environmental deterioration, current models of development and the throwaway culture.’

The plastic we throw away is having a disastrous effect on the environment.
This month we’re focusing on reducing plastic waste.

Combating poverty, restoring dignity to the underprivileged, and protecting nature.

Laudato Si combating poverty

Pope Francis tells us that we are faced with a complex crisis which is both social and environmental. The solution demands an integrated approach to combating poverty, restoring dignity to the underprivileged, and at the same time protecting nature.

Did you and your family have a roof over your heads last night? Here in Reading, each night, about twenty-five to fifty people do not.

Food waste is the single largest material sent to landfills

Food waste

Pope Francis said “Throwing away food is like stealing from the table of the poor and the hungry”.

  • There is more than enough food produced in the world to feed everyone yet 815 million people go hungry.

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