Plastics Recycling - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:15 pm on 30th October 2019.

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Photo of Baroness Neville-Rolfe Baroness Neville-Rolfe Conservative 3:15 pm, 30th October 2019

My Lords, while I am delighted that the establishment of an England-wide recycling system is now government policy, I am dismayed by the proposed delay until 2023. Does the Minister agree that, as soon as the powers in the Environment Bill are through, we should make an order setting out a single new system that could apply more or less immediately to most local authorities? That could include everything from plastic bottles to plastic pots, tubs and trays, as in the White Paper. Does he also agree that we need clear labelling of what can be recycled and, I suggest, an imaginative information campaign, so that frustrated housewives like myself, businesses and children in our schools know what to recycle?