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Dear MEL Topic Readers,
UK ‘faces build-up of plastic waste’
A huge blow to the kingdom in the short term. The U.K. has been shipping half a million tons of plastic to China for recycling every year, which accounts over a quarter of the total plastic waste in the country. But they were notified by China that it no longer receives plastic waste from the UK.
They now have limited options to deal with this crisis. One way is to incinerate, and the other is to dump it in the landfill, neither of which pleases environmental activists.
In the long run, sustainable and environmentally acceptable solutions may be developed and implemented to reduce plastic waste and improve the recycling efficiency, such as tax incentives and simplified regulations.
Could this import ban cause a trade war? Should the Empire strike back?
Enjoy reading and thinking about the issues the UK needs to deal with for the next few years.
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