It's Plastic Free July, we asked Lizzie Rivera to explore what brands and retailers can do to be part of the solution and not the problem.
So, the New Zealand government is banning single-use plastics. Yet, despite all the headlines, and in the face of all the grand plastic-free promises, the UK is still generating more plastic waste per person than any other country except the USA.
That’s the staggering conclusion of Trashed: How the UK is still dumping plastic waste on the rest of the world report, released this year. It reveals that in 2018, the UK generated an estimated 5.2 million tonnes of plastic waste – enough plastic to fill Wembley Stadium six times over. Less than 10% of this is recycled; the rest is incinerated (46%), exported (19%) and goes to landfill (17%).
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