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PLASTIC PACKAGING RECYLING TARGETS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 333: tabled on 05 July 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 5 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

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

Motion text

That this House acknowledges the positive contribution plastic packaging makes to reducing waste and greenhouse gas emissions; recognises the efforts made by the plastic packaging industry to reduce packaging volumes through the WRAP programme; notes the work done by the industry to divert plastic from landfill, including the industry-led Plastics 2020 Challenge; further recognises that many English councils lag behind their Welsh counterparts in terms of plastic collection; furtheracknowledges the need for many local authorities to collect and sort a wider range of plastic products; calls for the introduction of material-specific recycling targets at the local level to encourage investment in plastic recycling infrastructure; and furthercalls on the Government to adopt the targets recommended by the Advisory Committee on Packaging, which worked with industry to define a suitable recycling roadmap.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.