Environment strategy aims to stop needless plastic waste
The UK’s 25 year environment plan does not mention deposits on bottles yet promises to eliminate avoidable plastics waste by 2042 without saying how this will be achieved. Can UK wait until then? Important steps forward are the extension of the 5p charge for plastic carrier bags to all retailers and Government funding for plastics innovation. Developing nations will be helped to reduce plastic waste through UK aid. Surely it is time for stronger initiatives like recycled content targets to create a resilient circular economy and jobs in UK?
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