Mexico City (apro). Greenpeace, the environmental organization, accused the UK of sending 1.8 million tons of plastic waste per day to other countries that dispose of it irregularly.
Greenpeace, which is dedicated to caring and preserving the environment, has launched a campaign to denounce this situation, as it is the second country to generate more plastic waste per person.
For example, Turkey assumes 38% of the plastics the UK discards.
In a video clip, he denounced the increasing difficulty of these countries to contain this amount of garbage, and he condemned it in a post on Twitter.
What is the UK government’s plastic policy? Use it in other countries! Less than 10% of our plastic is actually recycled in the UK. The rest is sent overseas, where it is often cremated or discarded, fueling health and wildlife emergencies.
He stressed that plastic is not just a problem for wildlife, oceans and humans. Communities around UK plastic waste sites are developing into serious health problems. This does not mean building back better, it is about the richer countries exploiting the poor.
According to the United Nations (UN), plastic waste kills up to 1 million seabirds, 100,000 marine mammals, sea turtles, and countless fish every year.
Greenpeace has indicated that the UK, as the second largest producer of plastic per person in the world, must take real steps to reduce production.
In the video, you see a lot of plastic being thrown away in other countries every day. On average, 1.8 million kilograms or 688,000 tons per year cause health and wildlife emergencies in the world.