Susan Elan Jones MP calls on the Government to set targets for plastic waste reduction

Clwyd South MP Susan Elan Jones has signed an important letter calling on the Government to set, measure, enforce and report on targets for the reduction and recycling of plastic packaging.

The letter also asks that following Brexit, any targets for plastic waste reduction must at least match those set by the European Union.

It is estimated that over 300 million tonnes of plastic is produced each year and that 12 million tonnes of this ends up in our seas and oceans. This issue was recently highlighted by the acclaimed BBC documentary, ‘Blue Planet II’, which gained the highest UK viewing figures for 2017.

Susan Elan Jones MP said: “I am delighted to sign this excellent letter, which rightly calls on the government to take action against this rapidly growing and very worrying problem. I have also made a personal commitment to reduce plastic use and recycle more as part of the World Wildlife Fund’s fantastic campaign to tackle this issue”.