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Proposal to end the export of plastic waste

EDM (Early Day Motion) 49: tabled on 17 May 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 33 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes the publication of Greenpeace's report entitled Trashed - how the UK is still dumping plastic waste on the rest of the world; further notes with concern that the UK generates more plastic waste per person than any country besides the US and, in 2020, exported 40 per cent of its plastic waste - 210,000 tonnes - to Turkey where investigations have found some of that waste to have been illegally dumped and burned; understands that the UK and EU member states have rules designed to prevent the export of plastic waste unless it is to be recycled; notes its concern that those rules appear to have been broken; joins Greenpeace's calls for the Government to take control over that problem in light of what it describes as the Government's reckless decision to send plastic waste to Turkey given that country lacks the infrastructure to cope with that waste; and calls on the Government to take urgent steps to reduce the volume of single use and mixed plastics, end the export of plastic waste and enact the Environment Bill as soon as possible.

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.

Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 May 2021
Motherwell and Wishaw
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 18 May 2021
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 May 2021
Dundee West
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 May 2021
Glasgow North West
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 May 2021
Bath
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 May 2021
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Eastwood, Colum
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 19 May 2021
Foyle
Hanvey, Neale
Alba Party
Signed on 19 May 2021
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 May 2021
Edinburgh West
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 May 2021
Glasgow South West
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 May 2021
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 20 May 2021
Brighton, Pavilion
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 20 May 2021
Belfast South
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 May 2021
Midlothian
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 May 2021
Arfon
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2021
Hayes and Harlington
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 7 June 2021
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Penning, Sir Mike
Conservative
Signed on 14 June 2021
Hemel Hempstead
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 June 2021
Ceredigion
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 June 2021
Edinburgh East
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 June 2021
Glasgow North
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2021
Jarrow
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2021
Easington
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2021
City of Durham
Corbyn, Jeremy
Independent
Signed on 13 July 2021
Islington North
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 6 September 2021
Leeds East
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 6 September 2021
Leicester East

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.