Release of National Plastics Action Plan


The National Plastics Action Plan outlines the actions we will take on plastics from 2021 to 2024.

The Government has declared six priority products for regulated product stewardship, including farm plastics and plastic packaging.

New regulations would increase incentives for circular resource use of these products, and place responsibility on producers to manage the end of a product’s life.

MfE will work with stakeholders to co-design options for these regulated product stewardship schemes.

  • Potential container return scheme
  • Kerbside collection
  • Compostable packaging
  • Phase-out of single-use and hard-to-recycle plastics
  • Plastics Innovation Fund and infrastructure investment

See the National Plastics Action Plan