So we as consumers are doing our upmost with recycling our household waste as bin collections are not executed if the wrong item is in the wrong bin. But should it just be left up to us or should manufacturers and supermarkets take more responsibility for us the retailers?
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If they do not sit up and take notice this will be the effects!!
The UK will risk becoming ‘dumping ground’ for plastic after Brexit
The UK will not be bound by EU deal and opposition MPs say Tory government unlikely to have political will to develop equivalent system.
The UK risks becoming the “dirty man of Europe” after Brexit with no plan to deal with the millions of plastic bottles dumped by consumers every week, according to politicians and leading environmental campaigners.
The EU is currently drawing up an ambitious “circular economy” strategy which aims to make manufacturers take greater responsibility for the way the billions of plastic bottles produced each year are disposed of, collected and recycled.
But leading EU figures and environmental groups warn that the UK will not be bound by the new deal once outside the EU and so risks becoming a dumping ground for plastic and other waste.
Javor Benedek, vice-chair of the EU environment committee, said: “The UK risks falling behind the rest of the EU in the way it deals with the issue of plastic waste and plastic bottles, with little effort for waste prevention and better recycling, less onus on big producers to take responsibility and ultimately more plastic ending up in illegal dump sites or the ocean.”
He added: “There is a real danger it will become the dirty man of Europe in terms of waste management and plastic bottles in particular.”
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