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EXCESSIVE PACKAGING

EDM (Early Day Motion) 814A1: tabled on 08 February 2007

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 8 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Jo Swinson on 01 February 2007. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

after `newspaper' insert `, but condemns the hypocrisy of The Independent newspaper which is often sold with unnecessary polythene packaging.'.

Original motion text

That this House notes with concern the excessive levels of packaging used by manufacturers and retailers, accounting for 4.6 million tonnes of household waste every year and 17 per cent. of the average household food budget; commends the recent campaign against excessive packaging run by the Independent newspaper; and urges supermarkets to reduce where possible packaging on goods sold, encourage the re-use of plastic bags, recycle packaging waste and encourage suppliers to reduce packaging further up the supply chain.