Will the UK ever be able to end its reliance on plastic waste exports?

Just days after the Environment Agency called for a ‘complete ban on waste exports’, analysis by ENDS can reveal that in 2021, the UK sent a staggering 469,405 tonnes of plastic waste abroad. Pippa Neill reports.

by Pippa Neill
Waste being deposited by machinery at a landfill
Photograph: Walter Zerla/Getty Images

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