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LETTER: Plastic pollution: ‘Do as I say, not as I do’

Friday 6 January 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

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LETTER: Plastic pollution: ‘Do as I say, not as I do’

Cook Islands News reported on December 2 of the “emotional plea” made by the Cook Islands delegation to the 190 nations gathered to negotiate a new treaty on plastic pollution.

It would be difficult to find a better example of “do as I say, not as I do”. We continue to import tons of single use plastic. We import water in single use plastic bottles. Water. That’s the stuff that comes out of the sky and out of our taps. Yet we import it in plastic that we toss in the tip.

Someone please tell the taxpayers that it was not public funds that sent the Cook Islands delegation to Uruguay to talk rubbish about rubbish.

Walk the talk

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