Pledge to tackle plastic pollution

Has your MP taken the pledge to tackle plastic pollution?


Our recycling system is already overwhelmed by plastic waste. Now our waste is overwhelming other countries’ recycling systems too, causing serious harm to their citizens and environment. The UK exports more than two and a half Olympic swimming pools worth of plastic waste every day, where it risks being dumped and burned. 

By signing this pledge I agree to:

  1. A complete ban on all plastic waste exports by no later than 2025
  2. Legally binding targets to radically reduce our waste at source, including a target to cut the UK’s single use plastic by 50% by 2025
  3. Write to the Environment Secretary to press for urgent action to tackle the plastic waste crisis

This pledge has been signed by the following MPs

  1. John Cryer, Leyton and Wanstead
  2. John McNally, Falkirk
  3. Wendy Chamberlain, North East Fife
  4. Neale Hanvey, Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
  5. Apsana Begum, Poplar and Limehouse
  6. Ed Davey, Kingston and Surbiton
  7. Tony Lloyd, Rochdale
  8. Caroline Lucas, Brighton, Pavilion
  9. Virendra Sharma, Ealing, Southall
  10. Ian Murray, Edinburgh South
  11. Chris Law, Dundee West
  12. Tommy Sheppard, Edinburgh East
  13. Mary Kelly Foy, City of Durham
  14. Diana Johnson, Kingston upon Hull North
  15. Paul Blomfield, Sheffield Central
  16. Julie Elliott, Sunderland Central
  17. Stephen Doughty, Cardiff South and Penarth
  18. Simon Jupp, East Devon Conservative
  19. Sally-Ann Hart, Hastings and Rye Conservative
  20. Zarah Sultana, Coventry South
  21. Kate Osborne, Jarrow
  22. Dave Doogan, Angus
  23. Mark Tami, Alyn and Deeside
  24. Diane Abbott, Hackney North and Stoke Newington
  25. Barry Sheerman, Huddersfield, Labour
  26. Bell Ribeiro-Addy, Streatham, Labour
  27. Angela Crawley, Lanark and Hamilton East, Scottish National Party
  28. Gavin Robinson, Belfast East, Democratic Unionist Party
  29. Órfhlaith Begley, West Tyrone, Sinn Fein
  30. Tim Farron, Westmorland and Lonsdale, Liberal Democrats
  31. Philip Davies, Shipley, Conservative
  32. Hywel Williams, Arfon, Plaid Cymru 
  33. Kenny MacAskill, East Lothian, Alba Party
  34. Allan Dorans, Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock, Scottish National Party
  35. Lisa Cameron, East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow, Scottish National Party
  36. Liz Saville Roberts, Dwyfor Meirionnydd, Plaid Cymru 
  37. Wera Hobhouse, Bath, Liberal Democrats 
  38. Emma Lewell-Buck, South Shields, Labour
  39. Andrew Selous, South West Bedfordshire, Conservative
  40. Angus Brendan MacNeil, Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Scottish National Party
  41. Jon Trickett, Hemsworth, Labour 
  42. John Mcdonnell, Hayes and Harlington, Labour
  43. Jon Cruddas, Dagenham and Rainham, Labour
  44. Ben Lake, Ceredigion, Plaid Cymru
  45. John Baron, Basildon and Billericay, Conservative

What's next?