Coffee cups and plastic bottles waste examined
24 October 2017
The Environmental Audit Committee holds a panel discussion for its inquiry on disposable packaging. This session focuses on the current industry action to reduce coffee cups and plastic bottles waste and local authority recycling responsibilities.
- Watch Parliament TV: Disposable Packaging: Coffee Cups and Plastic Bottles
- Inquiry: Disposable Packaging: Coffee Cups and Plastic Bottles
- Environmental Audit Committee
Tuesday 24 October, the Wilson Room, Portcullis House
- James Lowman, Chief Executive, Association of Convenience Stores
- Alice Ellison, Head of Environment, British Retail Consortium
- Barry Turner, Director of Plastics and Flexible Packaging, British Plastics Federation
- Gavin Partington, Director General, British Soft Drinks Association
- Cllr David Simmonds CBE, LGA Vice-Chairman and Deputy Leader of the London Borough of Hillingdon
- Lee Marshall, Chief Executive Officer, Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee
- Jakob Rindegren, Recycling Policy Advisor, Environmental Services Association
Purpose of the session
The session begins with a panel discussion on current industry action to reduce plastic bottle waste and the potential of introducing a Deposit Return Scheme. Witnesses represent organisations who have expressed concern about the impact of a bottle return scheme.
The following panel will focus on both elements of the inquiry – coffee cups and plastic bottles – through discussion with waste managers. Witnesses will be asked about local authority recycling responsibilities and what could be done to re-energise recycling of disposable packaging.
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