This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government
Petition Ban all non-recyclable plastic within 5 years
Every year in the UK we buy around 3.7 million tonnes of plastic as packaging, with only 842,000 tonnes being recycled. We as the UKs consumers find this to be unacceptable for the environment and the future of the planet.
The government has a very complicated 25 year plan to eliminate plastic waste but they could pass a law to ban these products in our shops within 5 years or sooner. Our current government is largely sponsored by big businesses and won’t want to cause them the bother of producing alternatives which won’t destroy our precious world. However, as we elect and pay for these people to represent our wishes it is time we demanded what we want for our children’s future.
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