Environmental Audit Committee

Coffee Cups and Plastic Bottles: disposable packaging inquiry

Inquiry status: Concluded

Due to the general election on 8 June 2017 the Committee has now closed this inquiry. Following the dissolution of Parliament on 3 May 2017, all Select Committees cease to exist until after the general election. If an inquiry on this subject is held in the future, the Committee may refer to the evidence already gathered as part of this inquiry.

Scope of the inquiry

The Environmental Audit Committee launch a new inquiry into the damage being done to the environment by disposable drinks packaging, focussing on the impact of plastic bottles and coffee cups. The inquiry will look at what actions are being untaken by industry and Government to reduce waste generated by coffee cups and plastic bottles, and investigate possible solutions. 

Terms of reference: Coffee Cups and Plastic Bottles: disposable packaging

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