Ban the export of plastic waste to non-OECD countries
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Conservative Party Manifesto 2019, p.43
We will ban the export of plastic waste to non-OECD countries, consulting with industry, NGOs and local councils on the date by which this should be achieved.
- This is a commitment to ban the export of polluting plastic waste to countries outside of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
- In January 2020, the government introduced the Environment Bill which, if passed, will enable the introduction of the regulations required to fulfil this promise.
- The Environment Bill is making its way through Parliament, so for now this policy is ‘in progress’.
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