While these innovative methods have significantly reduced the mass production of pollutants, it has been revealed by the Environment Agency (EA) that the UK’s plastic waste is being transported and sent to landfills abroad, polluting oceans and rivers.
Widespread corruption and fraud have been detected in the recycling export industry and about six UK plastic waste exporting businesses had their licenses removed in August 2018.
The UK’s recycling export industry was accused of having illegally shipped plastic waste overseas via the Netherlands to countries such as China. Moreover, plastic waste that was meant to be recycled was instead dumped in rivers and oceans.
In January 2018, China began refusing the UK’s plastic waste which led to the government shipping it to Poland, Vietnam and Malaysia, and searching for other countries that were willing to accept these shipments.
This kind of corruption continues to do damage to our environment which can severely backfire on the human population centuries or even decades into the future. However, you can make a start, by choosing waste disposal companies that care for our planet.
Here at Skip It we work closely with verified and accredited recycling companies and ensure that your waste is being disposed of and recycled responsibly. In fact, Skip It recycles 95 per cent of all waste collected from our customers, whether it is through our Skip Hire, House Clearance, or Wait & Load services.
You can trust us in our commitment to reduce the amount of waste entering landfill sites and recycling as much waste as we can, without polluting our planet. Contact us to find out more about our drive to save the environment and book the waste removal service that suits you today!