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UK risks becoming 'dumping ground' for plastic after Brexit

UK risks becoming ‘dumping ground’ for plastic after Brexit

According to leading EU figures and environmental campaigners, without a plan to deal with excessive dumping of plastic bottles within the UK every week, the country risks becoming the “dirty man of Europe” after Brexit

A ambitious strategy currently being drawn up by the EU aims to make manufacturers take greater responsibility for the way the billions of plastic bottles produced each year are disposed of, collected and recycled. Whilst this will be a positive step for the current member states of the EU, once the UK is no longer a member of the Union, it will not be bound by the new deal meaning that it could well become a dumping ground for plastic and other waste.

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