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registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 remove filter
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Plastic Bags: Biodegradability more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to bring forward legislative proposals to make all plastic bags sold compostable. more like this
tabling member constituency Dunfermline and West Fife more like this
tabling member printed
Douglas Chapman more like this
uin 294181 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
answer text <p>The introduction of the 5p Carrier Bag Charge has been highly effective at reducing consumption of single-use carrier bags. Composting standard EN 13432 defines the requirements for biodegradability of products required to meet the standard. This requires the use of an industrial composter. Compostable bags can be disposed of in foodwaste collections but only if the householder’s local authority uses an industrial composting process to treat the waste (some use anaerobic digestion). The Government would need to ensure that there was the right infrastructure in place and that the environmental benefits outweighed using conventional plastics before legislating to mandate that all plastic bags were compostable. That evidence is not yet available.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-08T15:16:18.12Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T15:16:18.12Z
answering member
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label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
tabling member
4402
label Biography information for Douglas Chapman more like this