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Plastic Regulation across Europe and the UK

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This drinks reception will see the All-Party Parliamentary Sustainable Resource Group and the University of Exeter Business School join forces to discuss how Britain compares with other major European countries in terms of plastics regulation.

In the wake of an unprecedented level of interest in the issue of plastic pollution, and a consequent raise in plastic-related policies around the world, the current situation is that many policies are fragmented and disconnected. Problems of policy coherence risk undermining the effectiveness of existing rules. With this in mind the team at the University of Exeter started working on a comprehensive survey aimed at helping policy learning and informing policy coherence. On top of this, and with Brexit approaching quickly for the UK, concerns remain about the UK losing ground against its EU partners in terms of facilities and policies.

We will kick off with a presentation of the first comprehensive survey of plastics policies and regulation in the European context. A review of existing policies in 15 major European jurisdictions will be followed by interventions by law-makers, business and civil society about the present and future of plastics regulation in Britain and the UK will follow.

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16:00 Guest arrival and registration

16:15 Welcome and introduction by the Chair, Lord Teverson

16:20 Dr. David Benson, University of Exeter – Politics/ ESI

16:35 Rebecca Pow MP

16:40 Dr. David Monciardini, University of Exeter – Business School

16.50 David Newman, Managing Director, Biobased and Bio-Degradable Industries Association

16:55 Tatiana Lujan, Client Earth

17:00 Geraint Davies MP

17:05 Q&A

17:30 Conclusion and final remarks by the Chair

17:35 Networking and continued discussion with drinks and nibbles

18.00 Event finishes

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