17 Apr '18, 10am

UK commits £60m (US$86m) to fight plastic pollution https://t.co/qA5XAwEb71

Not too long ago, activists urged the UK government to redirect overseas aid money to help fight plastic pollution . While the full extent of those demands has yet to be met, Business Green reports that Prime Minister Theresa May is taking a step in that direction—launching a £60m (US$86m) fund to help fight plastics pollution . The fund includes £20m specifically dedicated to reducing plastic pollution from manufacturing in developing countries. The rest of the money will be spent on R&D into addressing sources of plastic waste (£25m) and £16.4m for improving waste management in UK cities. Of course, given the dire state of plastic pollution in our oceans , the kinds of numbers we are talking about here are hardly commensurate to the size of the problem. But they are a step in the right direction, and May is apparently hoping that the fund will serve as leverage to encour...

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