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Seas and Oceans: Pollution Control

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 912200, tabled on 25 July 2019

What steps he is taking to tackle marine pollution.

Answered on

25 July 2019

Our Resources and Waste Strategy sets out actions we are taking, including a ban on the sale and/or supply of plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds by April 2020. We are leading global efforts through the Commonwealth Clean Ocean Alliance, which we support with a package worth up to £70m. We also work with the International Maritime Organisation to tackle litter from ships and are helping shape a new international action plan on shipping litter.

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