A new report published by the Green Alliance states that the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) should use the EU’s current environmental policies into British law following Brexit.
The equates to over 1,100 individual pieces of legislation, as well as wanting to co-operate with the European Environment Agency to retain monitoring and governance standards.
The group believe that by sharing the same standards as the EU allows trading agreements to remain and will reduce the risk of issues occurring.
It believes that failure to do so could allow the introduction of too many poor-quality imports undermining UK businesses and costing the consumer significantly more.
Green Alliance claim that the transposition of EU regulations will protect consumers from harmful chemicals and additives.
Despite being fully capable of bringing in a unique set of regulations, Green Alliance believe this would be much too time consuming and incredibly expensive.
The Green Alliance believe that the UK should create revised targets for recycling and place the onus on producers to be responsible across the whole lifecycle of their product.