United Kingdom plans to eliminate avoidable plastic waste by 2042

United Kingdom plans to eliminate avoidable plastic waste by 2042

The government wants supermarkets to introduce plastic-free aisles and intends to inject new funding into plastics innovation, she will say in a speech outlining proposals.

Within this "plastic-free" plan, supermarkets will be pushed to adopt plastic-less aisles.

The plan, drawn up by Michael Gove's environment department, seeks to utilise collaborative initiatives to assist the United Kingdom in overcoming the issue of waste.

"In years to come, I think people will be shocked at how today we allow so much plastic to be produced needlessly", May will say.

The Prime Minister said in her speech at London's Wetland Centre: "Today I can confirm that the United Kingdom will demonstrate global leadership". They provide protection for products and prevent food waste. "Plastics should not be in the sea", adds the BPF, "and it is right that the United Kingdom, alongside other developed nations, should set an example of best practice". Typically, food waste in stores increases by a third without packaging. It also calls for a tougher stance on littering. It should be noted that the types of products that enter the marine environment from the United Kingdom tend to be those that have been irresponsibly littered - not packaging materials for fresh produce that are typically consumed at home and then disposed of responsibly. "Working with the EMF, we will bring together every "body, business and organisation" involved in the life cycle of plastics to make the move from a throwaway culture to one where resources are used over and over again". As has been pointed out, the vast quantity of plastics in the seas arrive there from the less developed economies of Asia, which have rudimentary waste management systems.

Downing Street said it would examine how the tax system or charges could encourage industry to take more responsibility for the environmental impacts of their products, with a consultation on reducing the volume of single-use plastics starting next month.


Marcus Gover, CEO at WRAP explained that the scheme will "transform the United Kingdom plastics system" as opposed to the "piecemeal" solution offered so far.

The premier underlined that single-use plastic waste was "ingested by dozens of species of marine animals and over 100 species of sea birds, causing enormous suffering to individual creatures and degrading vital habitats".

The 25-year green plan also includes a number of exploratory proposals to expand habitat for wildlife and protected areas along the coast and create a statutory environmental watchdog.

Labour and the Liberal Democrats criticised the government's strategy claiming that 25 years was too long and that action on plastic packaging was needed now.

"The most glaring gap is support for deposit return schemes" on plastic bottles, Edge added.

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