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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Plastic Bags more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to encourage retailers to replace plastic carrier bags with paper ones. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL16612 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>We are not encouraging retailers to replace plastic carrier bags with paper ones.</p><p> </p><p>Consideration should be given to the environmental footprint of using different materials, with the best environmental choice being to remove the need for a single use bag altogether.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble remove filter
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less than 2019-07-08T16:39:18.057Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T16:39:18.057Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
1134315
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Air Pollution: Health Hazards more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of air pollution on public health; whether they intend to introduce legislation to implement World Health Organisation standards for fine particulate matter; and if so, when. more like this
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The Earl of Listowel more like this
star this property uin HL16600 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s Clean Air Strategy recognised the impacts that air pollution has on health, and proposed a range of actions to meet our existing emissions reduction commitments to 2020 and 2030 in order to reduce these impacts. The Clean Air Strategy also committed to the setting of an ambitious long term air quality target to reduce the population’s exposure to PM<sub>2.5, </sub>and committed to publishing evidence on the feasibility of meeting World Health Organisation air quality guideline levels for PM<sub>2.5</sub>. This work is ongoing and will be published in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble remove filter
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less than 2019-07-08T14:02:51.087Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T14:02:51.087Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Earl of Listowel more like this
1134304
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Supermarkets: Packaging more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what encouragement and incentives they are providing to supermarkets (1) to reduce the number of single-use and other containers, and (2) to provide facilities for customers to bring and use their own multi-use containers. more like this
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Lord Greaves more like this
star this property uin HL16589 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>Packaging has an important and positive role to play in reducing product damage and food waste. The Packaging (Essential Requirements) Regulations require producers to ensure that the packaging they use is the minimum to ensure safety and hygiene and to meet consumer expectations. If anyone receives a product they believe to be over packaged, they should report it to Trading Standards who are responsible for enforcing these regulations.</p><p>The Government is working with retailers and the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) to encourage their efforts to reduce waste and to explore the introduction of plastic free supermarket initiatives in which fresh food is sold loose, giving consumers the choice. WRAP has published a technical report on the evidence for providing fresh produce loose and we are working with Morrisons to evaluate its current trial of selling produce loose, to assess the impact on food waste.</p><p>In April last year, WRAP and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation launched their world-leading UK Plastics Pact, with support from the Government, and all the major supermarkets have signed up to it. The Pact brings these organisations together with four key targets for 2025 that aim to reduce the amount of plastic waste generated. They include action to eliminate problematic or unnecessary single use plastic packaging items. Our proposed reforms will support supermarkets in achieving those targets.</p><p>Earlier this year, the Government launched a suite of consultations to overhaul the waste system. This included proposals to replace existing packaging waste regulations with Extended Producer Responsibility to ensure packaging producers pay the full costs of disposing of the packaging they use. Consultations were also launched on introducing a deposit return scheme for drinks containers and increasing consistency in recycling collection, as well as introducing a tax on plastic packaging containing less than 30% recycled content. These consultations have now closed and a summary of responses will be published in due course.</p><p>These reforms support delivery of the Government’s Resources and Waste Strategy for England, published last year, which sets out our plans to reduce plastic pollution and move towards a more circular economy. This builds on the commitment in the 25 Year Environment Plan to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble remove filter
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less than 2019-07-08T14:01:36.43Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T14:01:36.43Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Greaves more like this
1134324
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Departmental Records more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government where the historic records of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and its predecessor departments are stored and kept other than in the National Archives. more like this
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Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank more like this
star this property uin HL16609 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answer text <p>Defra and its predecessor departments send selected records to The National Archives for permanent preservation. Files identified by Defra as public records but not yet available at The National Archives (in the process of preparation and transfer) are located with Defra’s Records Appraisal Team at Lion House, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 2PF.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble remove filter
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less than 2019-07-04T13:25:25.18Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T13:25:25.18Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank more like this