Ban The Use of Polluting Polystyrene Plastic Packaging In The UK

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One of the most ubiquitous and difficult to dispose of packaging materials used in a variety of settings including takeaway foods, and groceries is that of Polystyrene.

According to the Plastic Pollution Coalition, "Polystyrene is the most common form of plastic found on beaches worldwide. Made from styrene—a known animal carcinogen and probable human carcinogen—it was ranked the 5th worst global industry in terms of toxic waste production by the Environmental Protection Agency. Typically, it is not recyclable."

Many countries such as Costa Rica and various US states have recently taken the commendable step of banning such packaging for the sake of reducing the extent of plastic pollution in landfill sites and waterways. It is time for the UK to do the same for the sake of this planet and future generations.


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