The UK Environmental Protection Agency will have to pay nearly மில்லியன் 1 million to a private company to bring in 1,500 tonnes of garbage that ended up illegally in Poland in 2017-2018. The bill will be insured by British taxpayers, the BBC reports.
It is not known who took the waste up to this point, and no one has filed a lawsuit in this case. In 2018-19, the UK Environment Department found that waste offenses, including dumping, illegal landfilling and illegal export of waste, would cost the UK economy 924m.
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Greenpeace report: UK plastic waste is flooding Europe. They also go to Poland
According to last year’s Greenpeace report, Poland is the third largest recipient of plastic waste in the UK. Receives 38,000 tons or 7 per cent. Total exports. Turkey (210,000 tonnes) and Malaysia (65,000 tonnes) are the largest recipients.
The organization also points out that Great Britain ranks second in the world next to the United States in terms of the amount of plastic waste generated per person. According to his reports, the estimated amount of plastic waste generated in Great Britain in 2018 reached 5.2 million tons. But the amount of waste exported – 688 million tons by 2020 – is much higher than the amount recycled domestically – 486 million tons.
“It’s scary to look at plastic from the shelves of British supermarkets, ending up 3,000 kilometers away in burning piles on the side of Turkish roads,” said Nina Shrank of Greenpeace UK. He blamed the problem on overproduction, called for a ban on the export of plastic waste and a 50% reduction in single-use plastic production. By 2025
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Source: BBC / Greenpeace
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