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Major national litter groups and business organisations have today (Tuesday 1 September 2015) made a joint plea to Government to take a firm lead on litter.

In a letter to the Secretaries of State and Ministers at Defra and the DCLG the 23 signatories ask the Government to form an Advisory Committee on Litter in order to deliver a National Litter Action Plan to eliminate all litter. The signatories listed below already have a draft paper that could inform the development of the National Litter Action Plan.

The Advisory Committee will create a single channel to focus resources and will provide advice and expertise to Government Departments and Local Authorities. It will enable all parties to work together, encourage a more consistent message on littering and will also demonstrate Government commitment to reducing all litter.

As stated in the letter, “The formation of an Advisory Committee is an unparalleled opportunity to take a major step to reduce the societal impact of all litter. Without such Government leadership, efforts to deal with littering will continue to be fragmented and so less effective in delivering significant reductions in littering and in the costs of dealing with it”.

SIGNATORIES
British Beer & Pub Association
British Soft Drinks Association
British Plastics Federation
Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE)
Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM)
Clean Up Britain (CLUB)
CleanupUK
Costa Coffee
Foodservice Packaging Association
Hubbub
INCPEN (The Industry Council for research on Packaging & the Environment)
Keep Britain Tidy
Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful
Keep Scotland Beautiful
Marine Conservation Society
McDonald’s Restaurants
Packaging Federation
PAFA (Packaging and Films Association)
PlasticsEurope
Pret A Manger
Tobacco Manufacturers Association
Vacherin
Veolia

Ends 1 September 2015


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
Martin Kersh – Foodservice Packaging Association admin@foodservicepackaging.org.uk 01869 351139/ 07711 142789
Jane Bickerstaffe – INCPEN jbickerstaffe@incpen.org 0118 925 5992
Trewin Restorick – Hubbub trewin@hubbub.org.uk 020 3701 7540
Sam Harding – Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) SamH@cpre.org.uk 020 7981 2800

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