UK government backs campaign for recycling bases in Pakistan

A UK government-backed campaign to build recycling bases in Pakistan could raise millions of pounds to help reduce ocean and river plastic pollution. The British NGO Tearfund is working in the country to improve the collection and disposal of waste and the Department for International Development has agreed to match each donation given to the NGO, up to £2m. Nearly a third of people in Pakistan live below the poverty line and rubbish is one of their biggest challenges. Uncollected waste builds up in rivers and causes flooding, which can lead to diarrhoea and infectious diseases.

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