PM to unveil 25-year environment plan to eliminate plastics waste

The new 25-year environment plan will be unveiled later today by prime minister Theresa May with a pledge to eliminate unnecessary plastic waste by 2042

Plastic waste washed up on beach. Photograph: Fabien Monteil/123RF
Government will pledge to eliminate 'unnecessary' plastic waste by 2042. Photograph: Fabien Monteil/123RF

Prime minister Theresa May will pledge to tackle the plastic waste crisis in a speech to be delivered later today as she unveils the government’s much-anticipated 25-year environment plan.

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