Lords debates plastic threat to the environment
20 December 2018
Members of the Lords, including a fellow of the Royal Agricultural Society of England and an officer of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Sustainable Resource, debated the threat of plastic to the environment and the case for improved recycling, in the Lords on Wednesday 19 December.
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This was a general debate. During debates, members are able to put their experience to good use, discussing current issues and drawing the government's attention to concerns.
The debate was proposed by Baroness Neville-Rolfe (Conservative), former member of the Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change.
Members who took part included:
- Lord Alton of Liverpool (Crossbench), former member of the House of Commons Committee on the Environment
- Baroness Byford (Conservative), fellow of the Royal Agricultural Society of England
- Baroness Jones of Whitchurch (Labour), officer of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Sustainable Resource
- Lord Teverson (Liberal Democrat), director and trustee of the Green Purposes Company
Lord Gardiner of Kimble (Conservative), parliamentary under-secretary in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, responded on behalf of the government.
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