Despite being heavily trailed to the media, the proposals are expected to be limited.
The Conservatives should be eliminating all avoidable plastic waste now – a target of 2042 beggars belief.
They ramped up expectations only to disappoint.
The Conservatives have shown a complete lack of ambition.
Notably, they have failed to deal with the excessive waste of coffee cups through the levy proposed by the Liberal Democrats and recently embraced by a powerful group of cross-party MPs.
This is only a small step rather than the leap that is needed.
Even the extension of the 5p tax on plastic bags only closed exemptions unnecessarily introduced by the Conservative Party.