Ban plastic waste exports to developing countries, MPs demand

A group of cross-party MPs has called for a complete ban on the export of the UK’s plastic waste to developing countries

People working in landfill in Thailand
MPs are concerned that exported packaging waste is ending up in Thai and Malaysian landfills

A group of cross-party MPs has called for a complete ban on the export of the UK’s plastic waste to developing countries.

Conservative Zac Goldsmith, former Green Party leader Caroline Lucas , and Labour’s Geraint Davies are among those to have backed the ban in an early day motion proposed by Liberal Democrat MP Tom Brake.

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