Nappies: Waste Disposal

Treasury written question – answered at on 25 July 2018.

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Photo of Hywel Williams Hywel Williams Shadow PC Spokesperson (Work and Pensions), Shadow PC Spokesperson (Brexit), Shadow PC Spokesperson (Cabinet Office), Shadow PC Spokesperson (International Trade)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if his Department will consider in its definition of single-use plastics the effect of disposable nappies on the residual waste stream that goes to landfill.

Photo of Robert Jenrick Robert Jenrick The Exchequer Secretary

The government has recently closed a call for evidence on how the tax system or charges can be used to tackle single-use plastic waste. The government received over 130,000 responses, including many views on the definition of single-use plastics. These responses are currently being reviewed. The government is committed to taking action in this area, and will announce its next steps regarding specific policy proposals in the autumn.

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