Plastics: Recycling

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered at on 14 March 2022.

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Photo of Virendra Sharma Virendra Sharma Labour, Ealing, Southall

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to help ensure that all households across the UK have access to soft plastics recycling.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

In the 2021 consultation on Consistency in Household and Business recycling in England, we proposed that local authorities be required to collect recyclable plastic films from households by no later than the end of 2026/27. The Government response to the consultation will be published in due course.

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