Boris Johnson has stated that Recycling plastic items “doesn’t work” and “isn’t the answer” to dangers to the world’s seas and marine life. In response to a question from a youngster before the COP26 climate change meeting, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau noted that reusing plastics “doesn’t begin to solve the problem.”
“We all have to cut down on our usage of plastic,” he stated. The PM has “totally lost the plastic plot,” according to the Recycling Association. Mr Johnson’s statements, according to the association’s Simon Ellin, were “extremely disappointing” and appeared to contradict government policy, according to BBC Radio 4’s World at One programme.
“We have to reduce, we have to reuse – I do think we need to do a little bit of Recycling, PM, and have some system to do so.” But the PM said it was a “mistake” to think society can recycle its way out of the problem, and added: “It doesn’t work.”