local authority area.
ii) Prepare audit trails to demonstrate that plastics are recycled
where they cannot be re-used.
iii) Support the formation of local community action groups to
assist in delivering the statutory target.
iv) Resolve any issues relating to the funding and legislative
powers required to deliver this the required outcomes.
G. Creating an international task force to work in developing
countries on initiatives supporting the elimination of single use
plastic in those countries.
Furthermore, such legislation should:
a) Place a duty on all governmental organisations to promote
the need to reduce packaging of any sort, particularly plastic
products, and to replace plastic packaging where possible with
compostable materials that are safe to be used for vegetable
b) Introduce a legal requirement to label all packaging with
c) Require a public information and education campaign to be
delivered through all governmental agencies, organisations
receiving public funding and public bodies including schools,
colleges and universities.
d) Provide that, where the use of plastic remains unavoidable, there
should be a requirement on all retailers only to use any plastics
or other materials that can be recycled through existing or new
recycling services or that can be re-used.
Conference calls on Liberal Democrats to:
1. Campaign for the implementation of these policies and to
highlight the impact of plastic pollution in their communities.
2. Introduce and implement policies through their elected
representatives - Councillors, MPs, AMs, MSPs and MEPs - to
reduce plastic pollution where they are in a position to do so.
3. Work through parliaments and assemblies for the introduction
of legislation outlined in this motion.
4. Ensure our own Party fulfils its own responsibilities in this regard
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