Closed petition Ban the production of virgin (new) plastics immediately
The Government needs to implement action to tackle plastic waste. Plastics are ending up in the bellies of sea animals and birds and ending up in our (Human) food cycle. By banning the production of new plastics, this should force manufacturers to use more environmentally friendly materials.
The Government needs to implement action to stop the production of new virgin plastics and force the use of environmentally friendly materials already in circulation, to help the fight against climate change.
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MPs call for ban on all plastic waste exports
MPs on the House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee have called for a ban on the export of all plastic waste from the UK by 2027 to reduce the country's contribution to global plastic waste pollution.
Report on ending the impact of plastic waste
Earlier this month, the Committee published a report on the impact of plastic waste and ways of reducing it. In their report, MPs called on the Government to restrict the amount of plastic that can be exported from the UK. They also called on the Government to step up the enforcement of existing rules to prevent criminal gangs illegally exporting and dumping UK-produced waste.
The report follows a series of evidence sessions earlier this year, where the Committee questions representatives from charities, environmental campaigners and commercial trade experts. At these sessions the Committee explored:
- whether the Government’s current ambitions to reduce plastic waste were enough
- how alternatives to plastic consumption can be identified and supported
- how England's current plastic exports impact other countries.
What is the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee?
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee is a cross-party group of backbench MPs that scrutinises the administration, spending and policy of the Government’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
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- Follow the Committee on Twitter for updates on its work. The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee is a select committee. Find out how select committees work.
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