Government to restrict wet wipes – Greenpeace response

In response to the government announcing their plan to prevent sales of wet wipes containing plastic in England, Nina Schrank, Head of Plastics for Greenpeace UK, said:

“Banning items one by one is not an efficient way to deal with the out of control plastics issue in the UK. Only last week The Big Plastic Count showed that Uk households are throwing away approximately 1.7 billion pieces of plastic waste every week. The government needs to ditch its piecemeal approach and start looking at a systemic solution that will phase out single use plastic, and truly turn off the tap. With crucial negotiations at the UN on a global plastics treaty starting this week, we need the government to start showing a great deal more ambition, leading countries to adopt a 75% cut to how much plastic is produced, by 2040.”