House of Commons
PLASTIC WASTE
EDM #908
Tabled 06 February 2018
2017-19 Session
That this House notes that according to the UN there will be more plastic in the sea than fish by 2050; further notes that global fossil fuel subsidies amount to $5.3 trillion, more than the combined GDP of UK and France; notes that fossil fuel subsidies reduce the cost of plastic production; notes that taxpayers also pay 90 per cent of UK plastic recycling costs; and calls on the Government to introduce a tax on plastics to offset the fossil fuel subsidy, cover the costs of recycling and offset the environmental damage of plastics and to therefore encourage the use of sustainable alternatives and reduce the cost of recycling to the taxpayer.

Signatures (41)

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.
In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.
Ali, Rushanara
Labour
20 February 2018
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
06 February 2018
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
07 February 2018
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
20 February 2018
Crausby, Sir David
Labour
07 February 2018
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
06 February 2018
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
08 February 2018
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
07 February 2018
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
21 May 2018
Gaffney, Hugh
Labour
22 February 2018
George, Ruth
Labour
26 February 2018
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
06 February 2018
Grogan, John
Labour
09 May 2018
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
20 February 2018
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
22 May 2018
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
07 February 2018
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
08 March 2018
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
22 February 2018
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
07 February 2018
Mann, John
Labour
22 October 2018
Martin, Sandy
Labour
20 February 2018
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
21 February 2018
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
20 February 2018
Morris, Grahame
Labour
20 February 2018
O'Mara, Jared
Independent
20 February 2018
Owen, Albert
Labour
08 February 2018
Penning, Sir Mike
Conservative
07 February 2018
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
07 February 2018
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
20 February 2018
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
22 February 2018
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
07 February 2018
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
07 February 2018
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
07 February 2018
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
28 February 2018
Walker, Thelma
Labour
07 February 2018
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion