British Plastics Federation response to the Spring Statement
Philip Law, Director General of the British Plastics Federation, said:
Everyone in this debate wants the same thing: to reduce plastic waste so we leave the environment in a better place for generations to come. Any material that can be only used once – whether derived from plastic or anything else – has no place in the future and should be reduced.
So as the experts on plastics we welcome this call for evidence. We support interventions that encourage reusable and recyclable plastic, as well as measures that reduce litter and improve recycling.
The devil of course will be in the detail. And we must not lose sight of the broader point that there are many positive uses for plastic in our society – from our hospitals to food security. We look forward to working with the Government, environmental groups and industry in the months ahead to find a solution that works - and meets the critical challenge of reducing plastic waste.