All but the most essential plastics will be banned within 25 years

All but the most essential plastics will be banned within 25 years

MPs are also seeking an independent advisory Committee on Plastics Pollution which will  advise the government on policy… All plastic which is not absolutely essential must be phased out by 2042, MPs will say today, as they launch a new bill to cut waste and pollution. The bill calls for a complete ban on all but the most essential plastics, such as those needed in healthcare or for safety, as well as an end to single-use plastics such as coffee cups, takeaway packaging and plastic cutlery by 2025. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The new draft will be presented in Parliament by Alistair Carmichael, Lib Dem MP for Orkney and Shetland, whose constituency suffers from alarming levels of microplastics, threatening birds and sea life.

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