MP praises new environmental measures

February 25, 2019


We've had some positive movement from the Government recently regarding new measures to tackle
waste and recycling.


The Environment Secretary and the Chancellor will set out plans to overhaul the waste system, demonstrating our commitment to leave the environment in a better state than we found it.


Key facts: We are consulting on plans to end the confusion over household recycling, to make producers foot the bill for handling their packaging waste and to boost recycled content in plastic packaging.

  • Under new plans, packaging producers will pay the full cost of dealing with their waste and all households will follow a standard set of recycling requirements, making recycling easier. 

  • We are also seeking views on the introduction of a Deposit Return Scheme, which could drive up the recycling of an estimated three billion plastic bottles.

  • To incentivise the use of recycled plastic, we are consulting on plans to introduce a tax on plastic packaging which does not meet a minimum threshold of recycled content.


We are committed to going further and faster to reduce, reuse, recycle and cut waste so we can be the first generation to leave our environment in a better state than we inherited it.


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