MPs press for ban on plastic exports as concern over ocean pollution grows

Madeleine Cuff
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Cross-party MPs are backing an early day motion calling for a complete ban on plastic waste exports to the developing world

Government should not "pass the buck" on plastic waste by exporting UK rubbish to developing countries, according to an Early Day Motion backed by a cross-party group of MPs, including Conservative Zac...

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