Call for evidence outcome

Commonly littered single-use plastic items: call for evidence

Applies to England

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We received 2,173 responses to this call for evidence. The responses provide us with valuable evidence to inform policy decisions going forward. As we continue to progress these and other initiatives, in line with the Resources and Waste Strategy, further stakeholder engagement may be undertaken.

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Defra is asking for evidence to help determine future single-use plastic policy.

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Call for evidence description

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) wants to gather evidence around commonly littered single-use plastic items to help inform future policy decisions. We are interested in your views on single-use plastic items, especially:

  • wet wipes
  • tobacco filters
  • sachets
  • single-use cups

We are also asking for views on how to shift away from single-use items to reusable or refillable alternatives.

Contribute to our consultation on banning the supply of commonly littered single-use plastic items in England alongside this call for evidence.

Published 20 November 2021
Last updated 14 January 2023 + show all updates
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