Urgent action is required to prevent littering and the pollution of our rivers and seas. I am delighted that North Yorkshire is leading the way by disposing of waste that previously might have gone to landfill but now goes to a local energy from waste recovery plant.
Crucially, the initial deposit is then returned to the consumer.
The infrastructure needed is minimal and could use the existing facilities of a supermarket, for example.
Can Ministers also square the circle of how, in the context of the 25-year environment plan to secure a cleaner, greener Britain, fracking would be allowed anywhere, in particular in the beautiful countryside of North Yorkshire, or above, below or in the North York Moors National Park?
I welcome the 25-year environment plan setting out our determination to leave the environment in a better state than we found it and outlining steps for a cleaner, greener Britain. But can I take it as read that we will meet all our existing obligations at the time we leave the EU, including the circular economy package and the existing regulations that are currently being revised?