Written Question: Marine Pollution

What steps he is taking to tackle marine pollution. (912200)

Tabled on: 25 July 2019

Answer - Dr Thérèse Coffey:

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.