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Will UK Ban Non-Recyclable Packaging?

The public has “woken up” and is ready to do more to cut plastic pollution, MPs have been told. They were debating a petition, signed by almost 250,000 people, urging the government to ban all non-recyclable food packaging.

Opening, Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge, said mishandling of plastic waste was leading to a “public health emergency” in poorer countries.

The environment minister said he wanted to “help people make the right choice”.

It is estimated the UK uses five million tonnes of plastic every year – nearly half of which is packaging – and demand is rising.