Plastics: Medical Equipment

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 20th January 2022.

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Photo of Alberto Costa Alberto Costa Conservative, South Leicestershire

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the amount of single-use plastic in lateral flow test kits.

Photo of Maggie Throup Maggie Throup The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

We are exploring alternatives to the current tests which are also safe and effective and made of predominantly recyclable or biodegradable materials.

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