TV star calls for ac­tion on plas­tics

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TV pre­sen­ter Liz Bon­nin has called for a ban on sin­gle-use plas­tics in the UK and ac­cused in­dus­tries and politi­cians of not do­ing enough to tackle plas­tic pol­lu­tion.

In an in­ter­view with Ra­dio Times ahead of her new doc­u­men­tary, Drown­ing In Plas­tic, Bon­nin said: “When it comes to all sin­gle-use prod­ucts, I just think if we can live with­out them, we should live with­out them.

“There is no kind of mid­dle ground any more. Can we live with­out plas­tic bot­tles? Yes, we can.”

Drown­ing In Plas­tic comes a year af­ter Sir David At­ten­bor­ough’s Blue Planet II, and will in­ves­ti­gate the ef­fect plas­tic ma­te­rial is hav­ing on ma­rine an­i­mals.

Cit­ing Costa Rica’s ban on sin­gle-use plas­tic by 2021, wildlife bi­ol­o­gist Bon­nin said the UK’s slower ac­tion on plas­tic pol­lu­tion was not good enough.

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