PLASTIC PLEDGES MOUNT- BUT HOW LONG IS THEIR LIFECYCLE?
Patrick Cousens for Recycling and Waste World
The government is making big promises on the environment but despite a few glimmers of hope there is concern that May and Gove may be jumping on the bandwagon of fleeting public sentiment.
News that 41 Conservative MPs have given up plastic for Lent is the latest in a series of high-profile announcements that are clogging up the political oceans and confusing some of its inhabitants.
The party’s commitment to environmental issues has been doubted by some in the past, yet there can be no question about the current concerted effort to promote the government’s activities in tackling plastic waste in particular.