Sir David Attenborough addresses Plastic Oceans UK Parliamentary Event

Posted on: 29/05/2019

Watch an excerpt from Sir David Attenborough’s speech which epitomises the current state of the UK plastic landscape.

The UK Circular Plastics Network was in attendance at the Plastic Oceans UK parliamentary event, which was hosted alongside the Coalition for Global Prosperity and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Prevention of Plastic Waste.

Sir David Attenborough spoke to the crowd about the current state of plastic waste globally, as well as criticising the UK for how we deal with plastic disposal.

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The event saw 150 MPs and business leaders hear about the state of plastic waste in the UK and our oceans. CEO of Plastic Oceans UK, Jo Ruxton, spoke about how we need to ‘re-learn plastic to drive behaviour change’ in terms of our approach to plastic waste. Secretary of State for International Development, Penny Morduant, additionally delivered a speech on the government’s initiative to support schemes which improve plastic recycling through £6 million in aid for for some of the world’s poorest nations.

You can read in full about the event here.

Find out about the work of Plastic Oceans UK here.

If you wish to find out more about the plastics landscape in the UK and the impact of government initiatives on your business, as well as funding opportunities, then you can attend one of UKCPN’s roadshow events. More information on this is available here.

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