Sunday, April 12, 2009

An Eggstra Easter treat from Jo Swinson MP

Happy Easter to all of you! I'm sure your world is less full of rabbits, chocolate eggs and fluffy chicks than mine is at the moment, but however you are spending your Easter Day, I hope you enjoy it.

I thought you might like to see, courtesy of Lib Dem Voice, the results of Jo Swinson's survey on Easter Egg packaging. Jo has long been campaigning against excess packaging and it appears that she has had some success in persuading manufacturers to celebrate this festival in a more sustainable way.

I hope she'll be able to use her powers of persuasion on Nestle to encourage them to comply with the International Code on the Marketing of Breast Milk Substitutes. You can find out information on how they fall short on the excellent Baby Milk Action website.

Jo herself wouldn't, sadly, have been able to consume most of the eggs herself as she has a very severe nut allergy. I wonder if her lucky staff helped her polish them off or, as LDV suggested, Mark Pack got in on the act!

Quick update to point out that this story has been picked up by this site and Jo is described as a Government leader. If only - she'd do a better job than the current incumbents, that's for sure:-)

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