This Greenpeace video about plastic waste is devastatingly brilliant
You may have seen the story this week that the vast amount of plastic that the UK is sending to Turkey to be recycled is ending up dumped, burned or left to pollute the ocean.
Greenpeace, which was responsible for the investigation, is calling on the to ban all plastic waste exports.
And this video, which went viral on Twitter is both devastating and brilliantly done, a proper mind-blowing watch.
What’s the UK government’s plastic policy? Dump it on other countries! Less than 10% of our plastic recycling is actually recycled in the UK.
The rest is sent overseas where it’s often burned or dumped, fuelling health and wildlife emergencies.
— Greenpeace UK (@GreenpeaceUK) May 17, 2021
And here are just a few of the things people said about it.
— Ben Keene (@benkeene) May 17, 2021
This is mind blowing. pic.twitter.com/XWCHnZ3nDT
— Jolyon Rubinstein (@JolyonRubs) May 19, 2021
— Caroline Lucas (@CarolineLucas) May 18, 2021
This could well be the best video I’ve ever seen tackling this issue. Incredibly powerful. https://t.co/KjUszZYmbn
— Adil Ray OBE 💙 (@adilray) May 18, 2021
This is astonishing.
— Christopher McGill (@McGillTweet) May 18, 2021
This fantastic video from @GreenpeaceUK hits the nail on the head. We urgently need Government action to address the plastic crisis, that has only been made worse by Covid. #WarOnPlastic #Plastic #PlasticWaste https://t.co/PL7tMebs95
— Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall (@HughFW) May 18, 2021
That cat looks familiar…pic.twitter.com/TjKGWC7I7i
— Larry the Cat (@Number10cat) May 18, 2021
And just in case you were wondering who was doing the voice of Johnson …
— Matt Forde (@mattforde) May 17, 2021
Source Twitter @GreenpeaceUK
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