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EU waste-dumping behind the marine plastic crisis


A couple of days ago, following new headlines about Britain’s growing and toxic plastic waste mountain,  we republished public health expert Mikko Paunio’s analysis of the causes of this crisis.

Now a short film based on a report that he has written for the Global Warming Policy Foundation is available to view.

He shows that the EU’s green policy, regulations and efforts to recycle plastic are a major cause of the marine litter problem. Rather than solving problems they have just exported them. The EU’s policy is in fact one of illegal dumping disguised as recycling.

He goes on to set out the case for incinerating waste rather than trying to ban or recycle it.

It should be shown in every school as the basis for a proper debate on environmental policies as well as our own moral responsibilities – but I am not holding my breath.

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Kathy Gyngell
Kathy Gyngell
Kathy is Editor of The Conservative Woman. She is @kathygyngelltcw on GETTR and is back on Twitter.

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