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EDM (Early Day Motion) 622: tabled on 28 November 2022

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 34 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that according to the UN there will be more plastic in the sea than fish by 2050; calls for the Government to publish a strategy for promoting a circular economy in respect of plastics, including setting targets and measures for the elimination and recycling of single-use plastics; calls for Secretary of State for Environment to establish a task force to develop proposals to encourage the use of reuse and refill models of packaging, to report annually to Parliament on the implementation of the strategy, to ensure that UK targets for the elimination and recycling of plastic packaging are more demanding than equivalent targets set by the European Union, and to require manufacturers and retailers to pay for the cost of recycling plastic; calls for Government to set annual targets for reducing the quantity of plastic waste that is incinerated; and calls for the Secretary of State of the Environment to publish a plan for banning the export of plastic waste by 2027, make provision for the purpose of reducing the cost of recycling plastic, including measures to encourage the standardisation of plastic packaging, give powers to the Office for Environmental Protection to enforce legislation relating to plastic pollution, and make provision for the purpose of encouraging the development of sustainable alternatives to plastic packaging; and calls for the Government to publish a plan for the use of fiscal policy to incentivise investment in recycling infrastructure and sustainable behaviour by consumers and retailers.

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.

Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2022
York Central
Butler, Dawn
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2022
Brent Central
Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2022
Liverpool, West Derby
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2022
Hayes and Harlington
Winter, Beth
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2022
Cynon Valley
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2022
Bedford
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2022
Huddersfield
Abrahams, Debbie
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2022
Oldham East and Saddleworth
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 November 2022
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 28 November 2022
Ceredigion
Dowd, Peter
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2022
Bootle
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 November 2022
Edinburgh West
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2022
Wansbeck
Eagle, Dame Angela
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2022
Wallasey
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2022
Easington
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 November 2022
Strangford
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 29 November 2022
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Penning, Sir Mike
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 2022
Hemel Hempstead
Whittome, Nadia
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2022
Nottingham East
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 November 2022
Glasgow South West
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 December 2022
Bath
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 1 December 2022
Leicester East
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 December 2022
Glasgow North East
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2022
Leeds East
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 5 December 2022
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Corbyn, Jeremy
Independent
Signed on 7 December 2022
Islington North
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 8 December 2022
Belfast South
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 12 January 2023
Arfon

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.