This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government
Petition Regulate the environmental impact of food delivery and takeaway business
Single-use containers used by food takeaway and home delivery business represent a significant source of waste due to their low recyclability.
We call on the UK Government to make mandatory the use of biodegradable/compostable containers and to introduce a container deposit return scheme from 2021.
According to a recent research of the Manchester University none of the three most widely used type of containers (aluminium, polypropylene and extruded polystyrene) is a sustainable solution, resulting in a negative impact on pollution, littering and marine ecosystems .
Current UK infrastructure should also be improved to safely and appropriately manage the full lifecycle of biodegradable / compostable materials.
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