According to Greenpeace UK, there are currently an estimated “12.7 million tonnes of plastic that end up in our oceans every year. That’s approximately one truck load of rubbish per minute”. This needs to change.
A ban was initially instated in 2013 after the Dutch study, though it was only a ‘partial ban’, only applying to a few crop types. The new ban goes further, eliminating the ability to use any neonicotinoids on any crops outside sealed greenhouses.