This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government
Petition Ban all non-recycled (in UK) single use food containers and utensils.
With current bio-technological alternatives to almost all disposable food container and utensil, it is unacceptable that current wasteful practices have not been eliminated from our society.
Until organisations can prove that all materials used in packaging is recycled, a total ban is required.
In early 2017 a petition 'Ban all non-recyclable/non-compostable packaging in the UK' was debated. Although this raised many valid and relevant points, it did not provide a clear strategy dealing with the problem. With the bio-plastic alternatives available, legislation is required to tackle this.
Although some big corporations have paid lip service to sustainability (E.G. In store coffee cup recycling schemes), the impact will alway be superficial.
Please read the original debate responses.
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