Written evidence submitted by The Environmental Industries Commission (EIC) (PW0022)

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What measures should the UK Government take to reduce the production and disposal of single-use plastics in England? Are the measures announced so far, including a ban on certain single-use plastics and a plastic packaging tax, sufficient?








How should alternatives to plastic consumption be identified and supported, without resorting to more environmentally damaging options?




Is the UK Government’s target of eliminating avoidable plastic waste by 2042 ambitious enough?




Will the UK Government be able to achieve its shorter-term ambition of working towards all plastic packaging placed on the market being recyclable, reusable, or compostable by 2025?





Does the UK Government need to do more to ensure that plastic waste is not exported and then managed unsustainably? If so, what steps should it take?







September 2021





























EIC response: Plastic waste inquiry                            eic-uk.co.uk |