HAS MAY JUST SAID GOODBYE TO PLASTIC?

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Yes. Or better, probably yes.

Kwik Sweep’s campaign against plastic is beginning to see some success.

On the 4th of January, British Prime Minister Theresa May said she would eradicate avoidable plastic waste by 2042, as part of a “national plan of action” that she hopes will show that her government is about more than “just” Brexit.

Kwik Sweep, as leading expert in waste removal, is glad to see that progress is being made.

May has in fact launched a new environmental agenda, which she said is now “centre stage,” and focused on improving the government’s role in environmental matters. However, there are doubts surrounding this initiative of hers.

To some, her moves to extend a 5 pence charge for single-use plastic bags to all retailers, to have packaging-free aisles, and to create a new Northern Forest, are solutions that simply do not go far enough.

Even if she claims that her party has made an important pledge “to make ours the first generation to leave the natural environment in a better state than we found it,” some believe her intentions will not turn into reality.

That said, her environment minister, Michael Gove, has introduced some important green policies, such as protecting bees by restricting some pesticides, and banning microbeads, about which Kwik Sweep has already talked about in the past.

May, who says she regularly recycles, also said she would look at plastic bottle deposits, and is said to be ready to launch a call for evidence next month on whether to introduce taxes or charges on single use plastics.

Kwik Sweep hopes her commitment will translate to action.

In the meantime, you can count on us to solve your waste troubles. KwikSweep provides waste removal, house clearance, and WEEE management services. We also strive to recycle all the waste we collect.

So, get in touch with us. We will answer all your queries promptly, aiming to get rid of your waste in 24 hours from your first call.


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