UK passes new environmental law

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This Wednesday, the UK government announced the approval of a new law You will protect and improve the environment For the next generations “.

In a press release, the British government indicated that the legislation would help “Clean the country’s air, restore natural habitats, increase biodiversity, reduce waste, and make better use of resources“.

The new law, in turn, “It will halt species decline by 2030, and will require new developments to enhance or create habitats for nature, and address deforestation offshore.”.

“It will help us move to More circular economy, encouraging people to recycle moreBy encouraging companies to create sustainable packaging, facilitating domestic recycling and stopping the export of polluting plastic waste to developing countries, the government explained.

The British administration confirmed that the changes “It will be driven by new legally binding environmental goals and implemented by a new independent Office of Environmental Protection (OEP)” whose mission will be that “the government and public bodies are responsible for their environmental obligations.”

Minister of Environment , George Eustis“The law presents the most ambitious environmental program of any country in the world,” he said.

“It will halt species decline by 2030, Clean our air, protect the health of our rivers, and reshape the way we treat waste We will tackle deforestation abroad.” “We are setting an example for the rest of the world,” he concluded.

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