Defra Minister Jo Churchill MP joins roundtable on Stopping the Plastic Tide
Minister for Agri-Innovation and Climate Adaptation at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Jo Churchill MP, gave a keynote speech at yesterday's roundtable hosted by the All-Party Parliamentary Sustainable Resources Group on Stopping the Plastic Tide: Turning marine plastic pollution awareness into action.
The event was chaired by Selaine Saxby MP and other speakers were:
- Steve Fletcher - Professor of Ocean Policy and Economy, University of Portsmouth
- Megan Randles - Political Campaigner, Greenpeace
- Patrick Mahon - Head of Policy, Plastics Circular Economy, Common Seas
- Dr Costas Velis - Lecturer in Resource Efficiency Systems, University of Leeds
- Adrian Whyle - Senior Resource Efficiency Manager, PlasticsEurope
Please click here to read the post-event briefing from the session, Stopping the Plastic Tide: Turning marine plastic pollution awareness into action.
The discussion was used to inform this briefing, but this was formulated solely by, and is only attributable to, Policy Connect.
Thank you to our chair @SelaineSaxby MP for introducing today’s session on the solutions to reduce plastic pollution from our seas and oceans, and setting the agenda. #StoppingThePlasticTide pic.twitter.com/tnkNceTCL2— APSRG (@APSRG) November 24, 2021
🗣️Minister @Jochurchill_MP notes only 9% of the almost 9 million tonnes of plastic ever produced has been #Recycled however says we are moving away from the 'Take, Make, Throw' pattern of behaviour and into a more #Sustainable and #CircularEconomy. #StoppingThePlasticTide pic.twitter.com/Yqkkn3Kdoo— APSRG (@APSRG) November 24, 2021
🗣️@megrandles at @GreenpeaceUK presents the broken system highlighting the need to take responsibility for our own #PlasticWaste while outlining what the UK Government must do to tackle #PlasticPollution, saying that the focus must be on reduction rather than #Recycling. pic.twitter.com/OCCXYZkkgi— APSRG (@APSRG) November 24, 2021
🗣️Dr @CostasVelis brings a different spin to the session on #PlasticPollution by highlighting the importance of getting down to the "nitty gritty detail at the local level to tackle global #ClimateChange" and the need for a substantial increase in research and #Innovation. pic.twitter.com/TNJ5MoSGSn— APSRG (@APSRG) November 24, 2021
Following on from our speakers' presentations our Chair has now opened the floor for a Q&A discussion starting with a question from the audience on how we can help the #FishingIndustry reduce #Marine #PlasticPollution. #StoppingThePlasticTide pic.twitter.com/2mJlvw1ODP— APSRG (@APSRG) November 24, 2021
Thank you to everyone who participated in our #StoppingThePlasticTide event this afternoon and special thanks to Chair @SelaineSaxby MP, and speakers; Minister @Jochurchill_MP, @DrSFletcher, @megrandles, @PJMahon, Dr @CostasVelis and @AdrianWhyle. pic.twitter.com/tYyxTKiq1T— APSRG (@APSRG) November 24, 2021
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Feature image is Jo Churchill's official parliamentary portrait, used under license CC BY 3.0.