EAC relaunches inquiry to curb impact of coffee cups and plastic bottles

//EAC relaunches inquiry to curb impact of coffee cups and plastic bottles

EAC relaunches inquiry to curb impact of coffee cups and plastic bottles

Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) is relaunching its predecessor’s investigation into the impact of disposable drinks packaging on the environment, after the original inquiry was disrupted by the general election.

The new inquiry will look at what actions are being undertaken by industry and government to reduce waste generated by takeaway cups and plastic bottles, and investigate possible solutions.

The initial inquiry received over 100 pieces of evidence, including from LARAC who warned that introducing a deposit-return scheme for plastic bottlesin the UK would damage the efficiency of council collections and require a new collection infrastructure to be introduced.

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By | September 28th, 2017|News from the web|0 Comments