Boris Johnson has said “Recycling plastics does not work” when answering children’s questions ahead of the COP26 climate change summit.
The prime minister added that reusing plastics “doesn’t begin to address the problem”. Instead “we’ve all got to cut down our use of plastic”.
Anti-plastic campaigners praised the prime minister’s and urged him to follow it up with measures to dramatically reduce plastic at source.
Sian Sutherland, co-founder of A Plastic Planet, said: “Less than 10% [of plastic] is actually recycled.
Last year, heat-trapping greenhouse gases reached a new record high.
- Reduce Energy Use At Home.
- Switch to Renewable Energy Sources.
- Reuse, Not Replace.
- Change Your Transportation.
- Eat seasonally and Organic.
- Buy Green, Eco-Friendly Products.
- Get a heating grant
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Charities and volunteer programmes all over the world out to reduce the impact of CO2 emissions.
- Tree Planting initiatives are a great way of combatting the impact of our carbon footprints.
- The World Land Trust seeks to save the rainforests, which are hugely important in attempts to offset the damage CO2 is doing to the future of the planet.
- Greenpeace work tirelessly to preserve and improve the environment.
- The Climate Group will gratefully accept any donations in their ambitious attempts to bring the world’s climate footprint down to zero.
- The Footprint Trust will also accept any donations of funding or time.