Plastic straws, drink stirrers and cotton buds will be banned from 2020

Plastic straws, cotton buds and drink stirrers will be banned in England from 2020 in a bid to fight plastic waste.

From April next year, food and drink businesses won’t be allowed to display plastic straws nor will they be able to automatically hand them out.

It is estimated 4.7 billion plastic straws, 1.8 billion plastic-stemmed cotton buds and 316 million plastic stirrers are used each year in England.

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has confirmed a ban on the...
source: Metro

2019-05-22 12:23
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