Stop sending plastic waste abroad for “recycling”, it amounts to international flytipping.

Stop sending plastic waste abroad for “recycling”, it amounts to international flytipping.

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David Ward started this petition to George Eustace MP Secretary of State for environment food and rural affairs

Having watched a number of documentaries and news reports detailing plastic waste from the UK ending up “dumped” as far afield as Turkey and Malaysia, I am appalled that we are paying and trusting foreign countries to dispose of our recyclable waste. It amounts to international “fly-tipping” with us reneging on our responsibilities and turning a blind eye to the consequences.

Caring for our environment is surely the number one priority for all the world’s inhabitants, and technologically advanced countries such as ours should be setting an example.

We urge the government to take all measures necessary to ensure that plastic waste is recycled and re-used in-house, safe in the knowledge that we are not transferring our problems to countries less able to deal with them.

More investment in recycling must surely benefit us all!

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