Robeco warns more urgent action is required to reduce plastic pollution as UK Government announces ban on single use plastic

3 Jun 2019

London, 23 May 2019 – Carola van Lamoen, Head of Active Ownership at Robeco welcomes yesterday’s announcement of the UK government introducing new controls on single use plastic items in 2020, as it confirms a ban on plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds. There are over 150 million tonnes of plastic in the world’s oceans and every year one million birds and over 100,000 sea mammals die from eating and getting tangled in plastic waste.