LIBERAL Democrat leader Jo Swinson has been in Cornwall today.

She visited outdoor apparel company Finisterre in St Agnes this morning.

There, she set out a raft of policies as part of a plan to end the UK’s "addiction to plastic".

They included requiring all retailers to reduce the amount of plastics and non-recyclable packaging they use; implementing a deposit return scheme and ending plastic exports abroad by 2030.

Jo Swinson met with Finisterre founder Tom Kay and said: "The UK produces 2.26 million tonnes of plastic packaging every year, but less than half of this is being recycled.

"The Conservatives have claimed they will cut plastic pollution, but all they have done in reality is attempt to get headlines with piecemeal bans on straws and stirrers.

"The Liberal Democrats demand better for our environment.

"We need a rapid plan to eliminate plastic pollution if our seas are to recover from the damage we’ve done.

"That is why the Liberal Democrats are proposing a radical plan that will end the UK's addiction to plastic.

"By banning all non-essential non-recyclable single-use plastics within the first three years of a Liberal Democrat government we will stop huge amounts of plastic pollution.

"Under the Liberal Democrats, no plastic put into a bin in the UK will end up in our oceans.

"By declaring a war on plastic the Liberal Democrats will ensure a brighter future for our planet.”

The General Election takes place on December 12.

More from the candidates who are standing can be found in our General Election section.

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