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UK cracks down on plastic waste export to developing countries

Plastic waste remains a global problem.

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A law under the Environment Bill due to be introduced in the UK Parliament on 30 January strengthens powers to prevent the export of plastic waste to developing countries, the Guardian and the Telegraph reported.
The Environment Bill introduces new powers to stop plastic rubbish exports to less developed countries, to prevent waste being shipped out of sight and boost the UK’s domestic recycling system. The bill was first introduced in October last year under Theresa May, but did not progress as the general election was called shortly afterwards. It now contains the new powers on plastic exports and a two-yearly review of significant developments in international environmental legislation to ensure the UK keeps up with green protections.

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