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11 January 2018

WWF comments on the 25 Year Environment Plan

Commenting on the PM speech and publication of the 25 Year Plan, Tanya Steele, CEO of WWF, said:

“It’s great to hear the Prime Minister speaking today about the much needed action to protect our environment.

“I sincerely hope that the Government’s 25 year plan marks a turning point when we start restoring our environment rather than destroying it.


“Urgent action is needed on plastic pollution, dirty air, changes to our climate and protecting our precious natural heritage, here in the UK and around the world.


“But these commitments will only become a reality if they are backed by the force of law, money and a new environmental watchdog.”

On plastics:

“The tidal wave of coffee cup, plastic bottle and other plastic waste needs action now.


“We want to see an end of single use plastics by 2025.


“If we wait until 2042 we’ll see more plastic than fish in our oceans.


“We urgently need to stop things like plastic wrapped cucumbers and coconuts, ban cling film and straws and help consumers reduce plastic consumption where it is clearly unnecessary.”