On 24th November 2021, the All-Party Parliamentary Sustainable Resource Group (APSRG) held a panel discussion entitled, Stopping the Plastic Tide: Turning Plastic Marine Pollution Awareness into Action. This discussion recognised the high level of public awareness around plastic marine pollution, but noted clear action is needed from government, businesses, and consumers to help tackle this persisting issue. It discussed the solutions to reduce plastic pollution from our seas and oceans. Present at the roundtable were parliamentarians, academics, environmental NGOs and representatives from the waste and resources sector.
This discussion helped Policy Connect develop a set of recommendations that contribute towards solutions to reduce plastic marine pollution. Although the discussion was used to inform the below recommendations, these have been formulated solely by, and are only attributable to, Policy Connect.