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Waste: Exports

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN HL279, tabled on 17 May 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to stop exporting waste to other countries for disposal or recycling.

Answered on

2 June 2021

The export of UK waste for disposal is generally prohibited, save for the strictly limited exceptions which are laid out in the UK Plan for Shipments of Waste.

In addition, the UK Government is committed to banning the export of plastic waste for recycling to countries that are not members of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The Government will consult on this measure and work is underway to make this happen.