Greenpeace calls for action after UK plastic found dumped in Turkey

Written by on 17 May 2021

Greenpeace calls for action after UK plastic found dumped in Turkey Greenpeace calls for action after UK plastic found dumped in Turkey

The environment organisation have released a report on waste exports from the UK

The UK is still dumping waste on other countries, according to environmental campaigners who are calling on the Government to “take control” of the problem.

Greenpeace’s Trashed report says UK plastic has been found dumped and burned across southern Turkey.

The organisation say that investigators documented piles of plastic waste dumped illegally by the roadside, in fields or spilling into waterways and floating downstream in 10 sites dotted around the Adana province.

Greenpeace added that plastic from the UK was found at all of these sites, with evidence of packaging and plastic bags from top UK supermarkets and retailers.

Packaging for a Covid-19 antigen test was found amongst bags of UK plastic, indicating that the waste was less than a year old.

Published: by Radio NewsHub


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