Plastic Waste

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 4:30 pm on 8th September 2021.

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Photo of Elliot Colburn Elliot Colburn Conservative, Carshalton and Wallington 4:30 pm, 8th September 2021

I thank my hon. Friend for his intervention. That is an incredibly important thing, which the Government should definitely look at, and I urge the Minister to take that away. The deposit return scheme described applies only to plastic bottles, and we know that there are opportunities and examples from around the world of where that can be expanded to include much more, so that is definitely something that should be looked at.

Although it is important that the Government take action and that businesses take on more responsibility, old habits die hard, as the saying goes, and our biggest challenge is potentially changing our own individual behaviour.