Plastics: Treaties

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered at on 3 April 2024.

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Photo of Afzal Khan Afzal Khan Labour, Manchester, Gorton

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his policy is on a global plastics treaty.

Photo of Robbie Moore Robbie Moore The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The UK is a leading voice in tackling marine plastic pollution, and co-sponsored the proposal to prepare a new international, legally binding plastics treaty. The UK is a member of the High ambition coalition to end plastic pollution and has taken an ambitious stance in negotiations, supporting a treaty that will address the full life cycle of plastic including restraining and reducing the production and consumption of plastic to sustainable levels, addressing plastic design and encouraging more recycling and re-use of plastic.

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