25-Year Environment Plan: What We Know So Far

25-Year Environment Plan: What We Know So Far

25-Year Environment Plan: What We Know So Far

Reacting to the speech Deborah Tomkins, also from Green Christian, said: "It's a good start in the right direction, I think we can all agree with that..."

It was also disappointing to see a deadline of 2042 to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste.

The Government will bring England into line with other devolved nations in extending the 5p carrier bag charge to all retailers.

Responding to today's announcement, the Food & Drink Federation (FDF) said it would be studying the details of the plan, and hoped it would help create a long-term framework in which businesses could operate.

Changes to the tax system and charges on single-use plastic items such as takeaway containers would also be considered in the future, while plastic items such as cutlery would be removed from government offices, she said. She said that they need to do "much more" to cut down on unnecessary plastic packaging and that government will work with them to explore the topic and make it easier to recycle plastics.

Brexit will not lead to a lowering of environmental standards in the UK, Prime Minister Theresa May has promised.

The plan will be unveiled on Thursday and Whitehall sources confirmed that a consultation on extending the plastic bag charge will form part of it.

This is a tried-and-tested initiative where customers pay a little bit extra when they purchase a plastic bottle but have the money refunded when they return the bottle for recycling.

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In the United Kingdom alone, the Marine Conservation Society found 718 pieces of litter for every 100-metre stretch of beach surveyed in its Great British Beach Clean Up.

The CEO of WRAP, the plastics recycling advocacy group which will join the Government's action in the 25 year plan, Marcus Gover, said: "So far the solutions to plastic waste have been piecemeal".

She called on the Government to introduce a range of policy measures such as a deposit-return scheme to reduce this "stubborn widespread litter load" before it reaches our marine environment.

As energy and environment professionals begin to dissect the major points of the 25-year Environment Plan, edie has rounded up the seven key measures that will likely have the biggest impact on the operations of the green business community.

On plastics, Mrs May said: "Today I can confirm that the United Kingdom will demonstrate global leadership on plastics. and we must reduce demand and increase recycling rates".

In a speech at a nature reserve in southwest London, May said that her Conservative government's environmental agenda was now "center stage" and that "conservatism and conservation are natural allies".

"She went on: "[It] appears to contain only weak proposals with Britain's plastic waste crisis kicked into the long grass".

It is aiming to eliminate plastic waste within a quarter of a century to improve the natural environment.

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