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Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 903880, tabled on 28 October 2021

What steps he is taking to reduce the amount of litter in the environment.

Answered on

28 October 2021

Since publishing our 2017 Litter Strategy we have both increased and introduced new penalties for littering, launched an anti-litter campaign with Keep Britain Tidy and provided nearly £1 million to help councils purchase new bins.

More recently, we have brought together chewing gum producers to establish a voluntary producer responsibility scheme through which they will invest up to £10 million over five years to help clean up our streets and facilitate long-term behaviour change.

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