Go back to "Publications"

Reducing the impact of plastic on our environment summary

This document provides a summary of the Government’s proposals to reduce the impact of plastic on our environment. 

This document provides a summary of the Government’s proposals to reduce the impact of plastic on our environment. 

The first proposal is to phase out the following types of hard to recycle plastic:

•    some polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and polystyrene packaging 
•    all oxo-degradable plastic products.

The second proposal is to phase-out seven types of single-use plastic items.

For more information about the proposals please see the full consultation document here.

Submissions closed at 5.00 pm on 4 December 2020.

Read about what the Government's decisions are

Publication reference number: INFO 991

See more on...