25-year plan: 10 things you need to know

10 things you need to know about the 25-year plan, including a promised chemicals strategy and proposals to end ‘avoidable’ plastic waste by 2042

Cotswolds rural landscape. Photograph: David Ronald Head/123RF
Countryside: pledge to move to system of paying farmers public money for public goods. Photograph: David Ronald Head/123RF

Plan pledges to end ‘avoidable’ plastic waste by 2042

Consumption of plastic will be tackled by extending England’s 5p charge on single-use plastic bags to cover all retailers, as is already the case in Wales and Scotland, the 25-year plan confirms. It also says that the government will launch a call for evidence this year seeking views on how the tax system or charges could reduce the amount of single use plastics waste across the whole lifecycle of a product, where this is technically, environmentally and economically practicable. The measures are intended to help deliver a pledge to eliminate “avoidable” plastic waste by 2042. MORE

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