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Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Plastics: Waste (16 Apr 2024)

Caroline Lucas: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking with the Secretary of State for Business and Trade to reduce exports of plastic waste.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Plastics: Waste (16 Apr 2024)

Caroline Lucas: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make it his policy to include the commitment to reduce plastic waste exports in his negotiating priorities for the Global Plastics Treaty.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Plastics: Incinerators (16 Apr 2024)

Caroline Lucas: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make it his policy to publish data on the amount of plastic burnt in incinerators each year.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Plastics: Incinerators (16 Apr 2024)

Caroline Lucas: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to reduce levels of incineration of plastic.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Syringes: Standards (16 Jan 2024)

Caroline Lucas: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the US Food and Drug Administration safety communication Evaluating Plastic Syringes Made in China for Potential Device Failures, issued on 30 November 2023, whether her Department is undertaking a similar evaluation of syringes.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Deposit Return Schemes (27 Oct 2022)

Caroline Lucas: ...consultation entitled Introducing a Deposit Return Scheme in England, Wales and Northern Ireland; if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of a scheme that includes (a) only on the go plastic containers of 750ml or less, (b) glass and plastic containers of 750ml or less, (c) plastic containers of all sizes and (d) glass and plastic containers of all sizes on (i) carbon...

Written Answers — Treasury: Food: Packaging (28 Sep 2022)

Caroline Lucas: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of whether (a) food packaging producers, (b) food manufacturers and (c) food and drink retailers have passed on the costs of the plastic packaging tax to consumers; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food: Packaging (28 Sep 2022)

Caroline Lucas: ...responsibility regulations from 1 January 2023; and if he will make it his policy to ensure that the requirement on producers to take responsibility for the environmental impact of single use plastic packaging does not result in increased food costs for consumers.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Plastics: Waste ( 5 Feb 2021)

Caroline Lucas: ...of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Prime Minister’s answer to oral question 911441 on 27 January 2021, what the timetable is for the Government to ban all plastic waste exports to non-OECD countries.

Prime Minister: Engagements (27 Jan 2021)

Caroline Lucas: ...’s green rhetoric and their action. Hot on the heels of sanctioning the first deep coalmine in 30 years, Ministers have broken yet another election manifesto promise and will keep sending plastic waste to developing countries, where they are regularly dumped or burnt. Nine-year-old schoolgirl Lizzie knows that this is wrong, and she has a simple message for the Prime Minister: protect...

United Kingdom Internal Market Bill: Clause 1 - Purpose of Part 1 (22 Sep 2020)

Caroline Lucas: ...in areas within their competence will not be undermined by this Bill. It might be helpful to give a few examples of the difference that this new clause makes. First, on the blight of single-use plastic items, the Welsh Government are proposing to introduce a ban on the sale of nine single-use plastic items, while the UK Government are proposing to ban only three. The mutual recognition...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Educational Institutions: Sanitary Protection (14 Jan 2020)

Caroline Lucas: ...to the Answer of 28 October 2019 to Question 2798 on Educational Institutions: Sanitary Protection, which of the products to be made available to schools and 16-19 institutions (a) contain (i) plastic, (ii) plastic applicators and (iii) no plastic and (b) are reusable; and what steps he is taking to promote the use of sustainable products under that scheme.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Plastics: Waste ( 5 Jul 2018)

Caroline Lucas: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what safeguards are in place to ensure that the UK does not export plastic waste to countries where child labour is used in the process of processing and recycling that waste.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Packaging: Waste Disposal (28 Jun 2018)

Caroline Lucas: ...of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make it his policy to replace the packaging recovery note scheme with a fee-based system that takes account of the end of life costs of plastic materials.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Packaging: Waste Disposal (28 Jun 2018)

Caroline Lucas: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the amount of plastic waste exported from the UK.

Written Answers — House of Commons Commission: Parliamentary Estate: Plastics (16 May 2018)

Caroline Lucas: To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to the Answer of 23 February 2018 to Question 128463, on Parliamentary Estate: Plastics, what the outcome was of the Administration Committee’s consideration of the proposed 25p charge for disposable cups on the parliamentary estate; and if he will make a statement.

Spring Statement (13 Mar 2018)

Caroline Lucas: ...extraordinary. How can the Chancellor pledge to be improving air quality while simultaneously boasting of undertaking the largest road building programme since the 1970s? How can he say that the plastics crisis is urgent and then propose a deadline for the elimination of plastics in a quarter of a century’s time? Where is the latte levy? Where is the deposit scheme? Where is the urgency...

Written Answers — House of Commons Commission: Parliamentary Estate: Plastics (23 Feb 2018)

Caroline Lucas: ...for disposable cups on the parliamentary estate; what assessment the Commission has made of the potential merits of the recommendations made in the reports of the Environmental Audit Committee on plastic bottles and coffee cups, HC339 and HC 657, published on 22 December 2017 and 5 January 2018 respectively; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Microplastics: Marine Environment (11 Jan 2018)

Caroline Lucas: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what advice he has received from the Hazardous Substances Advisory Committee on the existence of solid plastic particles in products other than rinse-off cosmetic and personal care products and their likelihood of entering the marine environment.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Plastics: Waste ( 8 Jan 2018)

Caroline Lucas: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of whether the ban on imports of plastic waste by the Chinese Government from January 2018 will lead to (a) the stockpiling of plastic waste, (b) an increase in incineration of plastic waste, (c) an increase in landfill comprising of plastic waste and (d) environmental pollution in the UK; and...


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