Uk news Ban on plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds comes into force London news

MetiNews.Com - The delayed ban on plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds has come into force as part of efforts to tackle single-use plastic pollution. It will now be illegal for businesses to supply plastic straws, drinks stirrers and plastic-stemmed cotton buds to customers. The Government said it was the latest step in the fight against single-use plastic waste to protect the

Uk news Ban on plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds comes into force London news

MetiNews.Com - The delayed ban on plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds has come into force as part of efforts to tackle single-use plastic pollution. It will now be illegal for businesses to supply plastic straws, drinks stirrers and plastic-stemmed cotton buds to customers. The Government said it was the latest step in the fight against single-use plastic waste to protect the

Uk news  Ban on plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds comes into force London news
01 October 2020 - 00:48

Breaking News ! ES News email The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday - Friday plus breaking news updates Enter your email address Continue Please enter an email address Email address is invalid Fill out this field Email address is invalid You already have an account. Please log in. Register with your social account or click here to log in I would like to receive lunchtime headlines Monday - Friday plus breaking news alerts, by email Update newsletter preferences The delayed ban on plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds has come into force as part of efforts to tackle single-use plastic pollution. It will now be illegal for businesses to supply plastic straws, drinks stirrers and plastic-stemmed cotton buds to customers. The Government said it was the latest step in the fight against single-use plastic waste to protect the environment and oceans. An estimated 4.7 billion plastic straws, 316 million plastic stirrers and 1.

. The ban on the plastic products had been due to come in in April but was delayed until October due to the challenges coronavirus posed to businesses. Read more Scientists 'shocked' at high levels of microplastics in River Thames Environment Secretary George Eustice said: "Single-use plastics cause real devastation to the environment and this Government is firmly committed to tackling this issue head on. "Our 5p charge on single-use plastic bags has successfully cut sales by 95 per cent in the main supermarkets, we have banned microbeads, and we are building plans for a deposit return scheme to drive up the recycling of single-use drinks containers. "The ban on straws, stirrers and cotton buds is just the next step in our battle against plastic pollution and our pledge to protect our ocean and the environment for future generations." There will be exemptions in place to protect disabled people and those with medical conditions who require plastic straws. Campaigners welcomed the move but said the items formed only a "fraction" of the plastic waste littering the environment.

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Uk news Ban on plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds comes into force London news


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