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Reusable Nappies Week

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1702: tabled on 25 March 2021

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 36 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House congratulates all those involved with Reusable Nappies Week 2021; notes with concern the average plastic consumption of single-use nappies per child is equivalent to throwing away 17 plastic bags a day, or over 6,000 per year; acknowledges that nearly three billion nappies are thrown away annually in the UK, costing local authorities £60 million per annum for disposal; recognises that reducing reliance on single-use nappies supports the objectives of the 25 Year Environment Plan to eliminate all avoidable waste by 2050 and all avoidable plastic waste by 2042; welcomes that reusable nappies use 98 per cent fewer raw materials, generate 99 per cent less waste and can save families over £1000 if used on one or more children; further notes with interest the recent publication of the UN Environment Programme report recommending the use of reusable nappies; understands that the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has commissioned a new Life Cycle Assessment on the environmental impact of single-use and reusable nappies; and calls on the Department to ensure that this is conducted thoroughly and that it is followed up with a coherent strategy to address the impact of single-use nappies.

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.

Callaghan, Amy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 March 2021
East Dunbartonshire
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 March 2021
Glasgow South
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 March 2021
Argyll and Bute
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 March 2021
Ochil and South Perthshire
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 March 2021
Dunfermline and West Fife
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2021
Denton and Reddish
Lockhart, Carla
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 26 March 2021
Upper Bann
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 March 2021
Dundee West
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2021
Orkney and Shetland
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 March 2021
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 March 2021
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2021
Gateshead
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 26 March 2021
Arfon
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2021
Jarrow
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 March 2021
North Ayrshire and Arran
Hayes, Helen
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2021
Dulwich and West Norwood
Whittaker, Craig
Conservative
Signed on 26 March 2021
Calder Valley
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 26 March 2021
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 26 March 2021
Ceredigion
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 March 2021
Glasgow North West
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 April 2021
Motherwell and Wishaw
Olney, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 April 2021
Richmond Park
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 April 2021
Glasgow North East
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 13 April 2021
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 April 2021
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 April 2021
Glasgow Central
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
City of Durham
Hopkins, Rachel
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
Luton South
Blake, Olivia
Labour
Signed on 12 April 2021
Sheffield, Hallam
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 13 April 2021
East Antrim

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.