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EDM (Early Day Motion) 2017: tabled on 28 January 2019

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 22 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that UK households and businesses used 11 million tonnes of plastic packaging last year; further notes that the current system for shipping plastic recycling abroad has been criticised by the National Audit Office as being open to abuse and fraud, with six UK exporters of plastic waste having had their licences suspended or cancelled between August and October 2018; observes that the current policy does not go far enough in addressing the problem and that more policies need to be implemented to minimise the amount of non-biodegradable plastic packaging used; and calls on the Government to bring forward comprehensive proposals to bring about urgently needed change to the production of non-biodegradable plastic packaging limiting it to the most easily recycled plastic types.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.