Plastics: Reduction in Use - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:51 pm on 7th May 2019.

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Photo of Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean Labour 2:51 pm, 7th May 2019

My Lords, the noble Baroness, Lady Neville-Rolfe, consistently made the point—from the Minister’s Benches—that there should be a national policy on how we dispose of plastics. That has been consistently resisted on those Benches and made a matter for local authorities. I do not know whether the Minister does his own weekly shopping, but it is enormously difficult to buy fruit and vegetables without plastic containers, to the detriment of the environment. The noble Baroness made this point about disposal consistently and his own side has resisted over and over again.