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Parliamentary Estate: Plastics

House of Commons Commission written question – answered on 6th February 2018.

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Photo of Layla Moran Layla Moran Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Education)

To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what steps are being taken to reduce the use of (a) single-use plastic cutlery, (b) single-use plastic straws, (c) single-use coffee cups, (d) single-use coffee cup lids and (e) other single-use plastic items on the Parliamentary Estate.

Photo of Tom Brake Tom Brake Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (International Trade), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Exiting the European Union)

The Commission has asked the Administration Committee to review the sustainability and environmental management of single-use disposable plastics in the House of Commons.

The review will include the use of single-use plastic cutlery; single-use plastic straws; single-use coffee cups; single-use coffee cup lids; and other single-use plastic items on the Parliamentary Estate.

The Administration Committee will be considering this matter in March.

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