Last week, the UK government rejected recommendations from the Commons Environmental Audit Committee report on the impact of fast fashion – including a 1 pence per garment levy. Ministers also rejected a ban on burying or incinerating clothes that could be recycled. According to the Waste and Resources Action Program (WRAP) UK households sent 300,000 tons of clothing to landfill in 2016, theguardian.com wrote.
A lack of investment in technology companies as a result of Brexit has damaged London’s reputation in the sector and threatened the UK’s talent pool, according to research by Tech London Advocates (TLA).
Syria warned that it could use its right to respond in self-defense to recent Israeli air raids against a civilian airport near Damascus by striking Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport if the UN Security Council fails to shoulder its responsibilities and act against the regime’s aggression.
An Israeli minister has threatened that the regime will hit Syria’s Russia-made S-300 missile defense systems, even those manned by the Russian military itself, should the launchers target Tel Aviv’s warplanes.
US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would be willing to shut down the US government if Congress does not provide enough funding for border security, reversing a stance he took a day earlier.
Italy threatened to bar ships of the EU naval force from bringing migrants picked up in the Mediterranean to its ports unless the bloc comes up with ways to share the burden of taking them in, officials in Brussels said.