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. In January 2021, it was reported in the media that the government was reneging on this policy promise, but a government response claimed it remained committed to the ban and that work is under way to make it law.
- We’ll keep tracking to see if the concerns over policy dilution are justified, but with the Environment Bill making its way through Parliament, for now this policy is ‘in progress’.
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