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Environmental Damage Caused By Balloons

EDM number 1406 in 2017-19, proposed by Daniel Zeichner on 15/06/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Animal welfare and Pollution.

That this House notes that between 2015 and 2016 there was a 50 per cent rise in beach litter; is highly concerned about the amount of plastic and non-biodegradable manmade matter in the oceans; further notes that even balloons sold as biodegradable can take years to break down and can cause permanent harm to animals who ingest them or are trapped by them, and the environment; and therefore proposes a ban on the release of balloons and lanterns into the air as they contribute to environmental damage.

This motion has been signed by a total of 9 MPs.

Daniel Zeichner15/06/2018CambridgeLabourProposed
Mary Glindon18/06/2018North TynesideLabourSeconded
Mike Hill19/06/2018HartlepoolLabourSeconded
Jim Shannon19/06/2018StrangfordDUPSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins20/06/2018Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Liz Saville Roberts20/06/2018Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSeconded
Ruth George20/06/2018High PeakLabourSigned
Sandy Martin26/06/2018IpswichLabourSigned
David Crausby27/06/2018Bolton North EastLabourSigned

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