Freedom of Information
Regular readers of this column will know that the Environment Ministry (DEFRA) of the UK Government is proving very reluctant to disclose all the responses it received to its “Call for Evidence” issued on 22nd July 2019 concerned with STANDARDS FOR BIO-BASED, BIODEGRADABLE, AND COMPOSTABLE PLASTICS.
I have questioned why they are so reluctant to disclose these documents received in response to a public consultation. Is it because they could be seen to have misled Parliament when they said “There was a clear consensus in relation to plastics containing prodegradant agents aimed at aiding the biodegradation process, which was that such technologies are unproven and likely to be a source of microplastic pollution?”
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