NLWA calls on Government to ‘do more’

North London Waste Authority (NLWA) is calling for the UK Government to step up and do more regarding its’ circularity and to expand its ban on some single-use plastics to include other forms of “unnecessary, environmentally damaging” plastic waste.

Things such as bananas in plastic bags, onions in plastic nets and cucumbers wrapped in plastic are just three examples of this category of waste that NLWA are pressuring the government to do more against, given their detrimental impact on the environment and the frequency of which they are bought and discarded.

Calls for charges on plastic bags have also resurfaced, with the original charge of 10 pence being deemed ineffective with hopes to replace this with a new 50p charge. Plastic-lined coffee cups are also once again on the agenda with hopes to accelerate the switch to reusable cups.

These concerns have arisen despite the Governments confirmation that it will be banning plastic cutlery, plates and trays in cafes and restaurants, which the NLWA claims to have been asking for for several years.

The NLWA, however, have expressed their concern at the “half-hearted implementation” followed by criticism that these items will still be available at supermarkets and other shops despite their obvious impact.

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