Plastic Bags

MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Question By: 
Mike Tuffrey
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Can you provide an update on actions or pilots that you are supporting to reduce the use of plastic bags by retailers in London?


Answer for Plastic Bags

Answer for Plastic Bags

Answered By: 
The Mayor

This year my waste officers will be producing a waste reduction and reuse plan to set out measures for reducing London's waste and increasing reuse. This will include identifying methods for reducing the use of plastic bags by retailers in London.In addition, there are several proposals in my draft Business Waste Strategy that will address the reduction of plastic bags, such as:* the production of a retail sector action plan,* a conference of producers and grocery retailers to discuss the production and retail of materials that cannot be recycled or composted in London, and* negotiating with the Government to establish statutory measures to implement producer responsibility legislation rather than persisting with voluntary agreements.