During her speech for the State Opening of Parliament in the United Kingdom on December 19, Queen Elizabeth II said environmental measures, including a ban on plastic exports, were to be “enshrined into law” as part of the proposed environment bill.
The State Opening of Parliament marks the start of the parliamentary year, and the queen’s speech sets out the government’s agenda.
Letsrecycle.com reports that plastic exports are to be banned to countries outside the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, which has 36 member countries. In her speech, the queen said the measures are to “protect and improve the environment for future generations” and that the plastic exports ban aims to establish “a new world-leading independent regulator in statute.”
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At the State Opening of Parliament today (19 December) the Queen said environmental measures on several fronts – including a ban on plastic exports – were to be enshrined into law as part of a proposed environment bill.
She told assembled MPs and Lords that environmental principles and targets were to be addressed in the bill by Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government during the new parliamentary session.
Plastic exports are to be banned to countries outside the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which has 36 member countries, the majority of whom are in Europe.