House of Commons
PLASTIC WASTE EXPORTS (No. 2)
EDM #2005
Tabled 23 January 2019
2017-19 Session
That this House notes that two thirds of plastic waste separated for recycling in the UK is currently sent abroad for processing and that 105,000 tonnes of UK plastic was imported by Malaysia alone in 2017-18; recognises that many of the countries in the Global South receiving the UK's rubbish have high rates of plastic waste mismanagement; further notes that the National Audit Office warned in 2018 that millions of tonnes of plastic sent abroad for recycling may be being dumped in landfill; is extremely concerned that the sight of piles of plastic rubbish generated in the UK is becoming increasingly common across the Global South; strongly condemns the practice of leaving some of the world's poorest people to deal with the UK's plastic waste; notes the Government should not pass the buck to the Global South on plastic, instead dealing with our own waste on UK soil; and backs campaign group A Plastic Planet's calls for a complete ban on plastic waste exports to the developing world.

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Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
24 January 2019
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
24 January 2019
Vaz, Keith
Labour
24 January 2019
Stringer, Graham
Labour
24 January 2019
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
24 January 2019
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
25 January 2019
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
25 January 2019
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
28 January 2019
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
28 January 2019
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
28 January 2019
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
28 January 2019
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
28 January 2019
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
28 January 2019
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
29 January 2019
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
29 January 2019
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
29 January 2019
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
30 January 2019
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
30 January 2019
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
30 January 2019
Glindon, Mary
Labour
30 January 2019
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
31 January 2019
George, Ruth
Labour
31 January 2019
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
31 January 2019
Sobel, Alex
Labour
31 January 2019
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
01 February 2019
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
04 February 2019
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
05 February 2019
Goldsmith, Zac
Conservative
05 February 2019
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
06 February 2019
Penning, Sir Mike
Conservative
12 February 2019
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
14 February 2019
Hayes, Helen
Labour
14 February 2019
Cable, Sir Vince
Liberal Democrat
18 February 2019
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
07 March 2019
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