Monday 17 May 2021 / 2:00 PM Environment / Luke Pollard

Labour responds to Greenpeace report revealing UK plastic waste is being dumped & burned in Turkey

Ruth Jones MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for the Environment, commenting on a report by Greenpeace which reveals UK plastic waste is being dumped and burned in Turkey, said:

“It is scandalous that on the Conservatives’ watch, the UK is second only to the United States in plastic waste per person. 

“Labour has repeatedly called for the Environment Bill to include stronger action to improve recycling rates in England, as is being achieved in Wales. We cannot keep shipping our problem away, we need action on waste from this government and we need it now.”