Know that feeling when you’re out, finish a drink, and are about to throw the bottle away when you realize there are no recycling bins nearby? Then you spend an hour carrying around your trash? This is sort of the predicament Western countries are in now.
There is so much at stake, and so much opportunity for serious action within the EU-block. All we know for sure is that there’s now an empty seat at the grown-ups table, and there is little reassurance that all these environmental hallmarks of the last 30 years will stay around in the UK of tomorrow.