Don't bottle it: How can Labour lead the purge on plastics?

SERA - Labour's Environment Campaign in partnership with Greenpeace and BBIA

LOCATION Blundell Street Restaurant, 63-65, Blundell Street. L1 0AJ. A few minutes walk from the conference hall.
DATE Sunday 23rd September
12:45 - 14:00

Refreshments provided

*This event takes place outside the secure zone, and is therefore accessible to all, including those without a conference pass*



  • Chair – Leonie Cooper AM Deputy Chair, London’s Environment Committee
  • Sue Hayman MP - Shadow Secretary of state for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
  • Hannah Blythyn AM - Wales Environment Minister
  • Lewis Pugh - UN Patron of the Oceans
  • Sam Chetan-Welsh - Political Advisor, Greenpeace
  • David Newman – Managing Director of Bio-Based and Biodegradable Industries Association
  • John Higginson – Head of Communications at A Plastic Planet

A truck load of plastic every minute ends up in our oceans; 85% of all ocean litter. And as Blue Planet powerfully showed the nation, plastic is not only destroying our environment its polluting the food chain. But, change is happening. The EU has announced plans for a ban on single use plastics within two years. Business and charities have started to commit to phase out single use plastics. But, we need rapid action at all levels and a comprehensive plan covering all plastic waste, not just single use packaging, but tyre dust, nurdles and microfibers.

What should we be doing to lead the way? How can we stop the Government dragging its feet, as it did on a plastic bag tax? How can we build an ambitious Labour response? And can we ban single use plastic at Labour conference?

  • September 23, 2018 at 12:45pm – 2pm
  • Blundell Street Restaurant, Blundell Street, L1 0AJ
  • Phillip

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