Plastic Pollution, Single Use Plastic, Environment

Plastic Pollution, Single Use Plastic

MPs call for tax on all single-use plastic packaging

MPs call for tax on all single-use plastic packaging

12.9.2019

MPs call for tax on all single-use plastic packaging

Government wants to improve recycling rates with greater responsibility on producers to pay for costs of dealing with packaging

Sea creatures seen tangled in plastic 1/8 This turtle was caught in a plastic six-pack ring when young and became deformed as it grew while still trapped in the ring Missouri Department of Conservation Sharks and turtles caught in a discarded plastic net PA 3/8 A shortfin mako shark tangled in fishing rope. The rope has caused scoliosis of the back in the shark PA A hermit crab uses a plastic toy as a shell Alamy 5/8 Found in September 2017, a grey seal dubbed Mrs Frisbee was the first in a series of seals to be found off the Norfolk coast with frisbees around their necks Friends of Horsey Seals 6/8 The third in a series of three grey seals found on a Norfolk beach with frisbees embedded in their necks PA 7/8 The injury to the seal was so severe that it had to remain in the care of the RSPCA for three months PA A turtle found wrapped in plastic netting in Tenerife, Canary Islands Eduardo Acevedo/UPY 2019 1/8 This turtle was caught in a plastic six-pack ring when young and became deformed as it grew while still trapped in the ring Missouri Department of Conservation Sharks and turtles caught in a discarded plastic net PA 3/8 A shortfin mako shark tangled in fishing rope. The rope has caused scoliosis of the back in the shark PA A hermit crab uses a plastic toy as a shell Alamy 5/8 Found in September 2017, a grey seal dubbed Mrs Frisbee was the first in a series of seals to be found off the Norfolk coast with frisbees around their necks Friends of Horsey Seals 6/8 The third in a series of three grey seals found on a Norfolk beach with frisbees embedded in their necks PA 7/8 The injury to the seal was so severe that it had to remain in the care of the RSPCA for three months PA A turtle found wrapped in plastic netting in Tenerife, Canary Islands Eduardo Acevedo/UPY 2019 Refill schemes already being piloted include the Waitrose Unpacked trial being rolled out to several stores, which has refillable options for products ranging from wine and beer to cereals, pasta and cleaning products. Another is Loop, run by TerraCycle and set to be piloted in collaboration with Tesco, which will deliver products ordered online to homes in reusable containers that will then be collected, cleaned and refilled. The report said parliament should lead by example and try to remove all single-use packaging from its catering facilities. The MPs said the government was not putting enough emphasis on reducing plastic food and drink packaging in the first place, and called for a fundamental shift away from all single-use packaging of various materials. ‘We buy our tomatoes like this because Tesco is selling them to me like this’ BBC One’s War On Plastic takes on supermarkets Mr Parish said: “Currently, packaging labelling can be confusing, unclear, or even misleading. Ensuring that all local authorities collect the same plastics for recycling will make it easier for packaging to be labelled, so consumers know whether that packaging is recyclable or not.” The growth in single-use consumer plastics has fuelled a surge in plastic pollution around the world. It is estimated there are now 5.25 trillion pieces of ocean plastic debris, and a recent report estimated the quantity of plastic in the sea will treble by 2025. Around 40 per cent of plastics are thought to enter the waste stream in the same year they are produced. Read more Read more: The Independent

There should be a huge tax on all artificial fibers commensurate with the long term environmental & biological damage they do. Tackle large organisations that avoid tax and stop making disposable items out of plastic It’s just common sense Is tht the solution lol tax things that are harmful lol. Just sad humans plum sad tax cigs that kill you just tax and make money of death and cancer lol. Just tax plastic even though it's very bad for environment lol 😂😂🤔😂😂😂😂😂 poor humans just will never get it right lol

Oh ffs just stop producing it. Taxing it doesn’t help the environment! Ban it. Stop making disposable items out of plastics to use oil

Tuesday briefing: Bitter end as angry MPs are sent awayChaotic scenes and cries of ‘shame’ at prorogation … too many take addictive medications … and bungled effort to make North Korean envoy defect Cash machine broken? 🤔 This is the sharp end of the great issue of the day: are the national resources to be shared with the bottom 30% of the population or not. No deal emphatically says no. Corbyn says yes. Get behind Labour in the coming election. Appalled by the behaviour of witless MPs in the HouseofCommons who are holding the country hostage purely for self-interest. How long will the Brexit shenanigans play on? It has become a sort of ghastly circus act, hollering & all. The UK population is fed up. Enough is enough!

MPs scuffle at Speaker John Bercow's chair in protests at Parliament suspensionMPs rushed the Speaker's chair to stop him leaving, held signs reading 'Silenced' and sang political songs as the Commons descended into unprecedented mayhem

Chaos in Parliament: Speaker 'held in chair' as opposition MPs protest prorogation of ParliamentOpposition MPs staged a protest in the House of Commons as the ceremony to trigger the five-week suspension of Parliament descended into chaos. I couldn’t give a FlyingFlamingo I suspect future generations will wonder what this parliamentofpygmies thought it was doing and how it stayed in place for so long. This is the politics of the student union. It's embarrassing.

Group of cross-party MPs launch bid to reach compromise Brexit dealMPs hope to agree plan which PM can get through parliament, possibly by 31 October Brexit's dead, there's no deal that can reunite the country. This is based on a set of false premsies. Watching this unfold live in both Parliament and House of Lords was disgraceful. A bill no doubt influenced by the gravy train protectionists in Europe. Blair’s and Neil Kinnocks string pulling goes on. He looks kinda like Stephen Miller (Miller autocorrected to killer. Accident? I think not!)

'Monstrous' Fixed-term Parliaments Act must be revoked, say MPsThe government is coming under increasing pressure to scrap the ‘Kafkaesque’ Fixed-term Parliaments Act amid mounting criticism it has contributed to the political impasse over Brexit. Some MPs need revoking! They were morons for approving it in the first place. It was a ridiculous idea in the first place, Tory idea to secure their jobs for five years,

Brexit blocking MPs handed boost after a Scottish court says Boris was UNLAWFUL to shutdown ParliamentBREXIT blockers have been handed a boost after a Scottish court says Boris was UNLAWFUL to shutdown Parliament. Top judges rule in favour of an appeal against the PM and the case will go to the Sup… The case will be taken to Britain's highest court. Utter rubbish Go Scottland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿



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