Is this me being cynical? In the last month or so, I've seen a raising of the national consciousness about plastic pollution. For example, we've seen one of the most watched TV programmes devote an episode to global ocean plastic pollution. In the last week we've seen stories in the press of plastic pollution on British beaches by storms dredging up what rested on the ocean floor. Within the last day or two on Facebook I'm seeing newsfeeds of surfers cleaning beaches. Then lo and behold, the government announce a far off plastic reduction target that they will never see put in place. Was it case of government opportunism, or were friends in high places setting Mrs May up for a nice little header on the back post?