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Recycling: Plastics

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 18th July 2013.

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Photo of Barry Sheerman Barry Sheerman Labour, Huddersfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps the Government is taking to increase public awareness of plastics recycling in the UK.

Photo of Richard Benyon Richard Benyon The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Representatives from across the plastics supply chain, facilitated by the Waste and Resources Action Programme, are developing a Plastics Industry Action plan to ensure the necessary actions are taken forward to deliver the plastic recycling target by 2017. One element of the action plan is a communications initiative to increase public awareness of the importance of plastics recycling.

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