Closed petition Introduce a levy on single-use disposable plastic
I want the UK Government and Parliament to introduce a levy on single-use disposable plastic manufactured and sold in the UK.
This will help consumers, business and industry transition towards more sustainable solutions; ones that are long term and ones that consider the entire product lifecycle.
The impact of plastic pollution on our natural environment isn’t just a problem for the UK. It’s a global one.
In 2021 the UK will host COP26 and the G7. Whilst SARS-CoV-2 (COVID19) will dominate the conversation, the UK must use these events to tackle plastic pollution as well as climate change and the effect it will have on our natural environment.
This levy may create a fund for research into the effects of plastic pollution as well as solutions that may lead to an outright ban.
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Tell MPs what you think about the Climate Assembly’s recommendations for net-zero emissions
MPs from six select committees of the House of Commons joined together to set up a citizens’ assembly on climate change to look at how the UK should reach its commitment to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
The Climate Assembly UK brought together 108 people from across the UK. Together they were representative of the wider UK population in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, educational level, where in the UK they live, whether they live in an urban or rural area, and how concerned they are about climate change.
They worked together to create recommendations to Government.
How can you help?
MPs want to know what you and your communities think about the recommendations made by the assembly.
Discuss these questions with your school, workplace, family or community group and submit a joint response. It’s a great opportunity to hear others’ views on these issues and to share the outcomes of your discussions with MPs.
Share your answers via this online survey: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/A464RU/
Please return your responses by Friday 20th November 2020.
Read more about the Assembly and its recommendations: https://www.ukparliamentweek.org/en/blog/tell-the-climate-assembly-what-your-group-thinks-about-their-recommendations/
Information provided in the survey will be used to inform the select committees’ ongoing work on net zero greenhouse gas emissions.
What is a Select Committee?
Select Committees are cross-party groups of MPs. They are independent of the Government.
Find out how Select Committees work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_2RDuDs44c
Share your ideas for reducing plastic waste
On Wednesday 8 September, Elliot Colburn MP will lead a debate on reducing plastic waste.
To inform the debate, he wants to hear your ideas. He may quote your contribution directly during his speech.
Find out more and share your ideas with him here: https://houseofcommons.shorthandstories.com/reducing-plastic-waste/index.html
Videos of the debate, the transcript and other relevant material will be accessible from 8 September on the same webpage.
The deadline for contributions is midday on 31 August.
Please note that this debate is separate from any work the Petitions Committee may do on this petition. Should the Committee decide to do any work on this petition, you will be notified separately by email. For more information on how petitions work, visit: https://www.parliament.uk/get-involved/sign-a-petition/e-petitions/
What are Westminster Hall debates?
Westminster Hall is the second Chamber of the House of Commons.
Westminster Hall debates give MPs an opportunity to raise local or national issues and receive a response from a government minister. Any MP can take part in a Westminster Hall debate.
Debates in Westminster Hall take place on ‘general debate' motions expressed in neutral terms. These motions are worded ‘That this House has considered [a specific matter]'.