Early day motion 157

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PLASTIC POLLUTION IN THE OCEANS

That this House notes with concern that more than 8 million tons of plastic waste are dumped in the oceans every year; further notes that this pollution causes huge damage to ocean ecosystems, including fish, marine mammals and seabirds; notes that plastics in the ocean produce chemicals which are dangerous to marine life and, if ingested via seafood, also dangerous to humans; notes that even tiny remote islands such as Henderson Island have been found to be polluted with nearly 38 million pieces of plastic; believes that urgent action is required to stop this pollution; calls for an end to single use plastics and a requirement for all plastic packaging of products sold in the UK to be made of recycled plastic and fully recyclable; notes that the EU is currently drawing up plans for a circular economy which would require manufacturers to take more responsibility for recycling and reusing plastics; further calls on the Government to develop a similar strategy; and calls on the Government to ensure that, after Brexit, the UK's environmental standards remain at least as high as those of the EU.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Brown, Alan Scottish National Party Kilmarnock and Loudoun 19.07.2017
Cable, Vincent Liberal Democrats Twickenham 20.07.2017
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 19.07.2017
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 20.07.2017
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 13.07.2017
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 11.07.2017
Hepburn, Stephen Labour Party Jarrow 17.07.2017
Hermon, Lady INDEPENDENT North Down 17.07.2017
Law, Chris Scottish National Party Dundee West 20.07.2017
Lloyd, Stephen Liberal Democrats Eastbourne 05.09.2017
Lloyd, Tony Labour Party Rochdale 18.07.2017
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 19.07.2017
Malhotra, Seema Labour Party Feltham and Heston 20.07.2017
Martin, Sandy Labour Party Ipswich 17.10.2017
McNally, John Scottish National Party Falkirk 17.07.2017
Monaghan, Carol Scottish National Party Glasgow North West 06.09.2017
Morris, Grahame M Labour Party Easington 17.07.2017
Robinson, Gavin Democratic Unionist Party Belfast East 17.07.2017
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd Labour Party Brighton Kemptown 05.09.2017
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 13.07.2017
Simpson, David Democratic Unionist Party Upper Bann 17.07.2017
Western, Matt Labour Party Warwick and Leamington 18.07.2017