Plastic bottles: Turning Back the Plastic Tide


Terms of reference


1 Introduction

Progress during this Inquiry

2 Plastic Bottle Waste in the UK

Scale of Plastic Bottle Waste


Impact on the Marine Environment

3 Preventing Plastic Bottle Use

Drinking Water Availability

4 Shifting the Financial Burden of Packaging Waste

Producer Responsibility Obligations

Reforming Producer Responsibility Obligations

Improving Design for Recyclability

5 Increasing Plastic Bottle Recycling

Household Recycling

On-the-Go Recycling

Deposit Return Scheme

Legislated vs Voluntary Deposit Return Schemes

Impact on Local Authorities

Impact on Retailers

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal Minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

20 December 2017