Unlike its EU neighbours which stopped the practice on January 1, Britain continues to ship its plastic waste to developing countries. According to DEFRA the UK exports 210,000 tonnes of plastic waste each year to non-OECD countries.
Author: Paola Trimarco
Paola Trimarco is a writer, linguist and political activist. Her short stories and essays have been published in several magazines and her stage plays have been performed in London and Cambridgeshire. As a linguist, she works for The Open University and has authored four textbooks. Her political involvement includes work with Ely for Europe and Climate Action Network and as a councillor on East Cambridgeshire District Council. She writes an eclectic blog: https://trimarcoblog.com/