EXCLUSIVE: UK faces plastic waste glut as new rules enter force

Plastic recyclers have warned of “a glut of plastic stockpiling in the UK” after the Environment Agency (EA) wrote to the industry urging exporters to apply for prior consent to export certain types of plastics.

by Conor McGlone
The EA has said it will enforce the Basel Convention rules from “day one”. Photograph: Pramote Polyamate/Getty Images
The EA has said it will enforce the Basel Convention rules from “day one”. Photograph: Pramote Polyamate/Getty Images

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