Which is dumber: This Green policy or the people who fall for them?

Plastic waste sent for recycling in the UK is being dumped and burned after being shipped to other countries by Dutch middlemen, green charities fear.

The Government intends to ban plastic waste exports to poorer countriesoutside of the OECD, but more than 80 green groups have written to Thérèse Coffey, the environment secretary, warning that only a total ban will be enough to stop this.

The letter, coordinated by Greenpeace UK and the Environmental Investigation Agency, points out that only 9 per cent of UK plastic waste exports are currently sent to non-OECD countries.

They said the Netherlands may have become a “proxy” country for UK household plastic recycling to reach poorer countries, such as Vietnam and Indonesia, since a ban was first announced. Telegraph