NGO Greenpeace They have launched a campaign that condemns how the United Kingdom sends its waste to third countries where it is disposed of irregularly.
The organization remembers that it is the second country that generates the most plastic waste per capita. The video condemns that the UK sends 1.8 million tonnes of plastic waste to third countries every day because it is impossible for them to keep so much waste.
What is the UK Government’s plastic policy? Throw it in other countries! Less than 10% of our plastic recycling is actually recycled in the UK.
The rest is shipped overseas where it is often burned or dumped, leading to health and wildlife emergencies.
– Greenpeace UK (@GreenpeaceUK) 17 May, 2021
Greenpeace has calculated how much plastic will be held in front of the British Prime Minister’s house, Boris Johnson, And recreates it into an animation. “Plastic kills hundreds of thousands of sea birds, marine mammals and turtles every year, but harms not only creatures and oceans, but also people,” he censures.
The organization also highlights that it is illegal for the United Kingdom to send this material to countries if it is not being processed properly. However, Turkey, where there is no processing system, accounts for 38% of the plastic that the UK abandons every day.
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