Lucy Siegle, Chair of Real Circularity Coalition, responds to a global study carried out by Tearfund, which found half a million tonnes of plastic pollution is burnt or dumped in six developing countries.
She said: “These deeply worrying statistics suggest a collective blindspot in our approach to waste, one that is seemingly exploited by the world’s major brands.
“Uncontrolled plastic waste directly impacts nature and climate. It makes our ecosystems less resilient and drives us towards catastrophic collapse. At this point, as the world battles a global pandemic, we demand that brands address their levels of plastic waste, invest transparently in workable solutions and stop trying to burn the evidence.”
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