UK Government Attempts To Lead The Way Regarding Plastic Pollution.

Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged to eradicate all avoidable plastic waste in the UK by 2042.

The commitment is part of the government’s 25-year plan to improve the natural environment.

Under the government’s plan, supermarkets will be urged to introduce “plastic-free” aisles while taxes and charges on single-use items such as takeaway containers will be considered.

Mrs May said she would put the oceans firmly on the agenda of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in April.

She said: “Today I can confirm that the UK will demonstrate global leadership. We must reduce the demand for plastic, reduce the number of plastics in circulation and improve our recycling rates.”

Greenpeace said the announcements on plastics were “a missed opportunity”, with a particular omission being no plans for a deposit return scheme for plastic bottles, which the group said was shown to work well.

He (Minister Gove) added that Brexit would not result in a reduction in environmental protection: “I’ve already said that we want to set the global gold standard when it comes to the environment, and for animal welfare.”


SAV Comment –

Another issue of the UK doing what the EU does not have the balls to do.  As we have said before, after Brexit the UK will enforce even better animal welfare legislation. Can we suggest (pictures below) a few who should look, listen and learn about plastic pollution from what the UK is setting out – money is not the solution to all problems; it probably creates most of them.  UK campaigners don’t give up – and they eventually get the changes required.  Trump; you can smirk; your future is in doubt now.




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