Michael Gove, the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has recently drafted a strategic plan for addressing the problems of plastic waste throughout the UK. He has announced the plan in a bid to tackle the amount of plastic that’s used in the nation and make it easier for individuals to recycle.
Gove’s plan involves tackling not just the total quantity of plastic in flow, but also the different varieties of plastic which are in use for lessening the burden on recycling companies. The plan even flags up the declining rate of recycling. He hopes to revive effective waste disposal in Wimbledon and all over the UK along with the bid to make it easier for people to understand what’s meant for recycling and what needs to be treated as rubbish.
While clearing up plastic waste indeed sounds like a good foolproof plan, the reality is that there are a few red flags too. Several environmentalists have expressed doubts that Gove will be strict enough with businesses which benefit by using plastic.
Though Mr Gove said that he is thinking of introducing some common standards to ensure simpler recycling throughout local authorities, there are many who do not agree on this. Some experts believe that the common recycling standards wouldn’t be effectual since no one-size-fits-all solution exists to the rising problem of plastic waste.
Experts and environmentalists believe that a vital component is decreasing the total amount of disposable waste which is produced all over the UK. It is due to this reason that various manufacturers, industrialists and retailers start working together to achieve effective waste disposal in Mitcham.
Martin Tett, of the Local Government Association, says,
Need For Expanding Capacity
Mr Gove agrees that the UK should expand its capacity for recycling waste, especially after China made its decision and refused to recycle British waste in the near future. He even said that its time that the nation starts looking to other East Asian countries for recycling British waste. He further said that in the long term, the UK must start off-shoring its dirt.
Mr Gove has been consulting with various drink firms to cut the number of plastic bottles used so that they do not find their way into the sea and rivers. However, environmentalists doubt if drink manufacturers, plastic manufacturers, fast food outlets and retailers will really volunteer and take initiatives to reduce plastic use.
Effective Disposal And Management Of Waste
Effective strategies for domestic and commercial waste disposal in Sutton can offer better solutions for various issues associated with plastic waste. It ensures the steady improvement of various new and lucrative facilities which aim to promote higher environmental protection standards. With an effective waste management strategy, it can even be ensured that landfills are purposefully located for easing waste collection, transfer and recycling. For achieving this, a waste disposal plan needs to be implemented.
Since plastic waste is one of the key environmental issues in the UK, experts believe it’s high time that effective waste disposal and management policies are implemented!