Earth911 Podcast: The Ocean Conservancy on Britain’s Single-Use Plastic Ban
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The UK took an enormous step towards decreasing its single-use plastic pollution. Starting in October 2023, quite a lot of single-use objects equivalent to plastic cutlery, plates, bowls, polystyrene cups, cotton swabs, and balloon sticks will be banned. Fines of as much as 10% of the UK income generated by the enterprise that distributes these things and jail time for repeat offenders are a part of the brand new draft laws. Sarah Weller, the International Coastal Cleanup supervisor at The Ocean Conservancy, joins us to debate the brand new ban, the prospects for extra US laws, and the present state of environmental safety within the US.
The British ban is a victory for the surroundings and can eradicate billions of items of plastic waste yearly. Nick Mallos, the vice chairman of Ocean Plastics at The Ocean Conservancy, says the choice is a essential step in phasing out dangerous single-use plastics and can assist transition to a reusable system. We discover the position of design-for-recyclability and plastic recycling in a sustainable future. You can be taught extra about The Ocean Conservancy at oceanconservancy.org.