A motion to East Cambs full council this evening on a ‘purge on plastics’ was described by its proponents as ‘ambitious’. But in reality it was anything but. There was only one target date in it – 2042. That’s 24 years away.
In addition to the motion, there was a Statement of Intent. There was also a proposal to have an Annual Statement to the council about it all. But a Liberal Democrat suggestion that there should be an action plan, so that we knew what the council was planning to do, how it was planning to achieve it, and by when, was soundly defeated by the Conservative block vote.
Perhaps that sounded too much like having to commit to something.