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Environment Charity FIDRA And Nurdles Pollution From Ineos

EDM number 1326 in 2017-19, proposed by Martin Whitfield on 04/06/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Charities, Environmental protection, Manufacturing industries, Pollution and Voluntary organisations.

That this House congratulates the environmental charity FIDRA, based in East Lothian, and Dr Becky Gait, her team and volunteers for their work to eliminate pollution by nurdle pellets used in the manufacture of plastics and for their work to encourage and require plastics producers, users, transporters and trade associations to introduce best practice in plastic pellet management called Operation Clean Sweep; notes that nurdle pellets attract and concentrate pollutants like DDT and PCBs to highly toxic levels; further notes that in a survey carried out by FIDRA volunteers in May 2018 on beaches in the Kingdom of Fife, 450,000 washed-up nurdles were collected in under two hours from one beach alone at North Queensferry; notes that this beach is less than 15 miles from the Ineos Polymers plant, and that unacceptable levels of nurdles are being detected on beaches as far west as Barra and as far north as Collieston in Aberdeenshire; and calls on the Government to to properly hold Ineos and the industry to account for this pollution and for strict enforcement action to be taken across the UK.

This motion has been signed by a total of 17 MPs.

Martin Whitfield04/06/2018East LothianLabourProposed
Hugh Gaffney04/06/2018Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSeconded
Alex Sobel04/06/2018Leeds North WestLabour/Co-operativeSeconded
Christine Jardine04/06/2018Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSeconded
Ian Murray05/06/2018Edinburgh SouthLabourSeconded
Jim Shannon05/06/2018StrangfordDUPSeconded
Tim Farron05/06/2018Westmorland and LonsdaleLiberal DemocratSigned
Sandy Martin06/06/2018IpswichLabourSigned
Kevin Barron06/06/2018Rother ValleyLabourSigned
Ruth George07/06/2018High PeakLabourSigned
Chris Law11/06/2018Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
David Linden12/06/2018Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Anna Turley13/06/2018RedcarLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Marie Rimmer13/06/2018St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Douglas Chapman14/06/2018Dunfermline and West FifeScottish National PartySigned
David Crausby27/06/2018Bolton North EastLabourSigned
John Mann02/07/2018BassetlawLabourSigned

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