Turkish dumpsites contaminated with toxic chemicals from UK waste, says Greenpeace

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Greenpeace UK is calling on the government to enact the Environment Bill and use the powers within it to ban all plastic waste exports, not just to non-OECD members.

A report released by Greenpeace Mediterranean today (9 February), Game of Waste, suggests five sites in southern Turkey are „extensively contaminated” with hazardous chemical pollutants, following what Greenpeace calls the ‘illegal dumping and open burning’ of imported plastic waste.

Last year Greenpeace investigators said they found UK grocery packaging dumped in the same five areas.

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