Tuesday 16 January 2018 / 6:22 PM Environment / Sue Hayman

2030 EU target for phasing out single-use plastics demonstrates lack of ambition in Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan – Hayman

Sue Hayman MP, Labour’s Shadow Environment Secretary, commenting on the launch of the EU’s plastics strategy, said:

“Labour welcomes the EU plastics strategy published today. The fact that the EU is bringing forward a target of 2030 for member states to phase out single-use plastics demonstrates the lack of ambition and vision in the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan.

“Labour calls on the Government to confirm whether they will amend the approach outlined in their 25 Year Environment Plan in light of the EU strategy published today to ensure that the UK does not fall beneath EU standards on the environment and that action on single-use plastics is not kicked into the long grass.”