Chris Packham joins fight to end UK’s ’embarrassing’ plastic waste exports

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TV presenter says government is reneging on Brexit green pledges by breaking with EU ban

Chris Packham, the naturalist and TV presenter, has accused the government of sending “shivers of fear” through Britain’s environmentalists by backtracking on green pledges since Brexit.

The wildlife expert accused the government of “irresponsible and embarrassing” practices on plastic waste, following a report by the Guardian last week that the UK would continue to ship unsorted plastic waste to developing countries, even though the EU has banned the practice since 1 January.

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