In case the issue gets simplified into the government's or the public's responsibility, let's not forget the supermarkets have whole aisles normalising the chemical weapons for hygienic overkill in the home, the shops are full of the synthetic clothing and personal products that that will enrich your washing machine outfall with microplastics, and so on. Blaming the public for polluting, in many respects, is like blaming people for getting overweight in a world where crap food of all kinds is ubiquitous. They're doing what's normal, expected and urged on us. Pollution, of our bodies as of our environment, is intrinsic to our culture. Individuals speaking against it are cranks, eco zealots, tree-huggers etc. Government action against it, should we lucky to have one that's at all bothered, is the nanny state taking away our freedom to choose and punishing us with taxes. We - and I mean the public, not just groups with a leisure stake in the environment - are a long way from grasping, much less changing, the picture.