Theresa May pledges Brexit Britain will lead global fight against plastic pollution

UK’s May announces 25-year environmental plan including plastic waste reduction

Environment Minister Therese Coffey said the world's oceans were "some of our most valuable natural assets", and she was determined "we act now to tackle the plastic that devastates our precious marine life".

However, the BPF wants to emphasise the important benefits that the plastics industry brings to the United Kingdom, including 170,000 jobs, as well as the environmental advantages of utilising plastics, such as cutting fuel consumption, preventing food waste, reduced emissions and its place in the fight against climate change. It also aims to increase the collection and recycling of plastics packaging.

Supermarkets should introduce plastic-free aisles where all food is loose as part of a government pledge to cut waste, Theresa May will say today. "And promoting innovation amongst producers will be critical to ensuring we eliminate unnecessary single-use items, as well as making sure that they are taking financial responsibility for the impact these products have". Reportedly, businesses, industry, governments, local authorities, NGOs, media and society will be involved in defining a plastics system that works and to develop a circular economy. Microbeads will no longer be used in cosmetics and personal care products, according to the ban. In years to come, I think people will be shocked at how today we allow so much plastic to be produced needlessly", said May, adding: "We will take action at every stage of the production and consumption of plastic. "Through this plan we will build on our reputation as a global leader in environmental protection, creating an environment everyone can enjoy and helping the next generation flourish", said Gove. "It says very little and promises to deliver even less, with no legal force included in the strategy".


Responding to May's speech, the British Plastics Federation (BPF) said in a press release that it was "disturbed" by the tone, which "does not recognize the important benefits that the plastics industry brings to the United Kingdom, including 170,000 jobs". "Whether it's ocean plastics, air pollution or climate change, there's a huge price to pay for every day that goes by without progress", said Leonie Cooper on the environment committee of the London Assembly - a body elected to hold the mayor's office to account.

Numerous measures due to be included in the speech have either already been formally announced by ministers or were briefed to the media ahead of the speech.

Related News:

  • Mary J. Blige - 'Bounce Back 2.0'

    Mary J. Blige - 'Bounce Back 2.0'

    Blige came to fame with her multi-platinum 1992 debut album What's the 411? which included the hit Real Love . I say that with confidence, not arrogance. "'We want to be somebody, we want to be big, '" Combs said .
    Trump says administration taking look at libel laws

    Trump says administration taking look at libel laws

    President Trump speaks during a meeting on immigration with House and Senate lawmakers on January 10. Trump's legal frustrations extended beyond libel law.
    Feds encourage work requirement in Medicaid for able-bodied adults

    Feds encourage work requirement in Medicaid for able-bodied adults

    The new rule, to be rolled out in July, would mandate able-bodied Kentuckians on Medicaid to work or volunteer 20 hours per week. But the expansion under President Barack Obama led to millions of non-disabled low income adults added to the program.
  • NZD climbs above US72c on European Central Bank  minutes

    NZD climbs above US72c on European Central Bank minutes

    And now sterling has fallen by 0.5 percent against the euro, after the ECB's most recent announcement. The euro bought $1.2119, trading around its highest level since January three years ago.

    Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) Trades Expensive While Oracle Corporation (ORCL) Is Underpriced

    Steinberg Global Asset Management's holdings in Cisco Systems were worth $888,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. South Dakota Inv Council reported 0.17% of its portfolio in Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO ) or 44,403 shares.
    Apple iOS 11.2.2 vs iOS 11.2.5 Beta 5

    Apple iOS 11.2.2 vs iOS 11.2.5 Beta 5

    With the iPhone 6S the handset running the iOS 11.2.2 beta booted up slightly faster than the handset running iOS 11.2.5 beta 5. Here's what fans can expect from the new update based on the betas that have been released thus far.
  • LG to lift veil on massive 88-inch UHD TV at CES

    LG to lift veil on massive 88-inch UHD TV at CES

    They also wrestle over Google's Pixel 2 - Samsung supplies the Pixel 2's AMOLED display, LG the Pixel 2 XL's P-OLED display. The native resolution of the huge display is 7680 x 4320 giving it 16 times more resolution than full HD (1920 x 1080).
    Beaumont hospitals restrict visitation due to the flu

    Beaumont hospitals restrict visitation due to the flu

    The state is also reporting a number of influenza outbreaks in long-term care facilities, with 49 outbreaks reported this season. It comes on suddenly and symptoms may include fever , headache, tiredness, cough, sore throat, nasal congestion and body aches.
    Palestinians Wounded in Clashes With Israeli Army in Gaza, West Bank

    Palestinians Wounded in Clashes With Israeli Army in Gaza, West Bank

    In the West Bank, the Health Ministry said Ali Omar, 16, was shot in the head with live fire in clashes near the city of Nablus. A further 200,000 live in East Jerusalem , annexed by Israel in a move never recognised by the global community.
  • Dark Souls Comes to Switch in Dark Souls: Remastered

    Dark Souls Comes to Switch in Dark Souls: Remastered

    This new and improved version of Dark Souls will light its way to release May 25, 2018, with more specifics to come before then. It seems that it only took one generation for that decision to be made, as Dark Souls Remastered has been officially announced.
    China soy imports hit second-highest on record in Dec -Customs

    China soy imports hit second-highest on record in Dec -Customs

    Exports grew 10.9 percent year-on-year in December, data from the General Administration of Customs showed Friday. China's December trade surplus with the US was $25.55 billion, compared to $27.87 billion in November.
    DeMarco Murray Out Against Patriots

    DeMarco Murray Out Against Patriots

    The third-year quarterback displayed toughness, accuracy and composure, all amidst the sixth-largest postseason collapse ever. However, in this game, he needs to be not only solid on the field but solid in what information he can provide for his team.


Most liked

The Winter Olympics and the two Koreas
No conversation has been publicly reported between any sitting usa president and a North Korean leader in decades, if ever. On Tuesday, North Korea agreed to send a large delegation to the Games, which open in Pyeongchang on 9 February.

WATT) — Energous Corporation (NASDAQ
The market's smooth ride upward hit a bump on Wednesday when concerns rose that a jump in interest rates could derail the ascent. The investor is now holding $36.85 million shares due in part to a decrease of 1.05 million new shares in their portfolio.

Align Technology (ALGN) Raised to Buy at Credit Suisse Group
They just need to take the company's market capitalization and divide it by the company's total sales over the past 12 months. Finally, Commonwealth Bank of Australia raised its holdings in shares of Align Technology by 10.5% in the second quarter.

How Insiders and Institutions are Trading Netflix, Inc. (NFLX)
In Q3 of 2017, the company grew from 103.95 million worldwide subscribers to 109.95 million, blowing past growth targets . Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (NYSE:TSM) has risen 51.40% since January 12, 2017 and is uptrending.

Florida man pockets $281 million for winning Mega Millions jackpot
With his new source of income, he "retired" from his job at a background screening company. "I look forward to the future". The jackpot-winning Quick Pick ticket was purchased at 7-Eleven, located at 7131 Ridge Road in Port Richey.

Legal & General Group Plc (LGEN.L) Moving 0.40% in Session
WARNING: "NEXT ( NXT ) Rating Reiterated by Jefferies Group" was posted by Week Herald and is the property of of Week Herald. Investors may find themselves in the same predicament when markets are heading higher and every stock seems to be a victor .

Trump's doctor to answer questions following president's physical
Harold Bornstein, who famously declared in 2015 that Trump would be "the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency". Results of past presidential physicals have included basic data like weight, blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

He Said, He Said: Lawmakers in Trump Meeting Appalled - Or 'Don't Recall'
Trump's comments call into question whether moderate Republicans can really pull Trump to the center on immigration at all . As for Africa, he asked why more people from "s--hole countries" should be allowed into the USA , sources said to The AP.

Super Bowl ads cost $5M, demand strong despite National Football League ratings drop
NBC won't shy away from players who decide to protest during the National Anthem on Super Bowl Sunday. In 2017, viewership dropped nearly 10 percent to 14.9 million viewers, according to Nielsen.

Carolina Panthers LB Thomas Davis: 2018 to be last season
A two-time Pro Bowler and Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2014, Davis will leave a lasting legacy on the Panthers organization. He tore his ACL three different times, and he became the first professional athlete to return and play after three ACL tears.

United Nations rights office decries Trump's 'sh**thole' remark as 'racist', 'vulgar'
Representative Steny Hoyer of Maryland, a senior Democratic lawmaker, said that Trump's comments were "racist and a disgrace". Trump on Friday did not directly reference using the expletive, but insisted that the language was more generally "tough".

Girl Scout cookie season kicks off this weekend
To participate, you'll need to be in one of San Jacinto Council's 26 counties. "The paperwork needs around by March 25". A damaged home is seen after Hurricane Harvey passed through on August 26, 2017 in Rockport, Texas.

Google Duo update allows you to call people without the app installed
Although Google actively scans the Play store for malicious code, policing its vast, ever-evolving catalog of apps is a challenge. About 60 apps were recently deleted by Google after the company learned that a bug was placing pornographic ads inside the apps.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade route and closures
LaKisha Hale reflected on the inspiration she has taken from King throughout her life and career. Memorial Service also highlight the community's remembrance of the civil rights leader.

PSLV back after August failure, launches 31 satellites
India will use its latest satellites for better border surveillance and obtaining high resolution images of the earth. The Indian satellite was launched along with 30 others from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on Friday.