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Isle of Wight Liberal Democrats

The Lib Dems announce war on plastics

November 26, 2019 8:00 PM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

The UK produces 2.26 million tonnes of plastic packaging every year.

Less than half of this is being recycled.

The Conservatives claimed they will cut plastic pollution. They announced a deposit return scheme in 2018, but it is currently due to be implemented by 2023.

In reality, all the Tories have done is try to get headlines with piecemeal bans on straws and stirrers.

The Liberal Democrats demand better for our environment. We need a rapid plan to eliminate plastic pollution if our seas are to recover from the damage we've done.

That is why the Liberal Democrats are proposing a radical plan that will end the UK's reliance on plastic.

We will ban all non-essential, single-use plastics within the first three years of government.

Our other policies include:

Under the Liberal Democrats, no plastic put into a bin in the UK will end up in our oceans. By declaring war on plastic, the Liberal Democrats will ensure a brighter future for our planet.